Waterbury’s River of Light Parade began in December 2010, when artists Gowri Savoor and Angelo Arnold worked with Thatcher Brook Primary School art teacher MK Monley (and the pupils of TBPS) to create over 400 lanterns for their inaugural event. After 7 years, the parade continues to grow, and attracts crowds of up to 3000 lantern-walkers and spectators from across Vermont and New England. The event was featured in Yankee Magazine’s Top 5 Holiday Light Events of New England in 2015, and has now established a tradition in the town of Waterbury. The free lantern-making workshop program engages community members from neighboring towns, in addition to an intensive 2-day Artist & Makers Workshop that teaches the basics in large-scale builds. You can find a video here: Stuck in Vermont by 7 Days, Waterbury’s river of light
Parade blog can be found here
Parade photos by Gordon Miller Photography

Waterbury's River of Light