Light Up Eau Claire 2018 – Dragons of the North Parade

December 31st, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hic sunt dracones – here there be dragons! New Year’s Eve 2018 comes alive as the lanterns of the third annual Light Up Eau Clare Parade wind their way through downtown. This year’s theme is Dragons of the North, a winged, weird and wonderful celebration of the magical and the mysterious. These legendary creatures lurk on the outer limits of the map, on the edge between the known and the unknown -- who better then than dragons to mark the coming of a new year, with all its power and possibility? And who better than the people of Eau Claire to bring these dragons to life?


TAKE PART IN THE PARADE!

Starting in December, Pablo Center at the Confluence and Visit Eau Claire will host a month of FREE, family-friendly lantern making workshops for artists of all ages. This year the lanterns will be bigger and better than ever; in addition to the traditional diamond shaped lanterns, we’ll be hosting three workshops geared towards families, teens, and anyone interested in a more ambitious project!

The workshops culminate in a single parade for ALL the lanterns at 6pm on December 31, as the Dragons of the North light the way over the new bridge to Haymarket Plaza and  Pablo Center. For details on workshops, parade line-up and schedule, and the parade route you can visit either VisitEauClaire.com or PabloCenter.org.


Dragons of the North Lantern Workshop Schedule:


Friday, December 7  // Visit Eau Claire Experience Center // 6p-8p

Saturday, December 8  // Pablo Lobby with ArtMobile! // 1p-4p

Friday, December 14  // Visit Eau Claire Experience Center // 6p-8p

Saturday, December 15  // Pablo Lobby with ArtMobile! // 1p-4p

Saturday, December 22  // Pablo Lobby with ArtMobile!  // 1p-4p

Saturday, December 29
Larger Lanterns in the Pablo Riverfront Rm 12p-4p (FREE registration is suggested here)
Pablo Lobby with ArtMobile! 12p-4p

Sunday, December 30
Larger Lanterns in the Pablo Riverfront Rm 12p-4p (FREE registration is suggested here)
Pablo Lobby with ArtMobile! 12p-4p

Monday, December 31
Larger Lanterns in the Pablo Riverfront Rm 11a-3p (FREE registration is suggested here)
Pablo Lobby with ArtMobile! 11a-3p


December 31st Parade Schedule and Route

5:15p Lantern Line Up at Visit Eau Claire’s Experience Center

6:00p Dragons of the North Parade leaves from the corner of Gibson St, And Graham Ave!

6:30p Parade arrives back at Pablo Center at the Confluence!