Lanterns are the central theme of Chapel Hill LIGHTUP Festival. Family and friends can make and decorate their very own Chinese lanterns.

Create a LIGHTUP!

Your stories, your hopes, and your dreams are what make each lantern special. Create your own lanterns with guidance from local artists and volunteers. (Cost $3 for each 10β€œ or 12” LIGHTUP lantern)

Ready, Set, LIGHTUP!

End the evening with a lantern parade around University Place. Thousands of lanterns will usher in wishes for peace and happiness in the New Year as we come together to create a spectacular sight!