The Montpelier Lantern Parade is now in its second year; Union Elementary School celebrated its 75th birthday through a community lantern parade in 2015, and their second magical event took place in February 2017, to commemorate The Wonder of Winter. The Montpelier school community, residents and townsfolk were invited to bring their lanterns to the procession which culminated in a finale complete with fire dancers, hot cocoa, and apple-cider donuts from The Doughnut Dude .