Winter Solstice Parade

On the longest night of the year, Rathnelly residents light up the night in our neighbourhood with our annual Winter Solstice Parade. This Rathnelly holiday tradition is great fun for neighbours of all ages. We meet after dark at Hardy’s Corner, then parade through the laneways with lanterns, bells, and drums, stopping in at our neighbours sparkling decked out garages for goodies.

The next Solstice Parade will take place on December 21, 2018. Watch this page for details!

You can check out photos from the most recent Winter Solstice Parade below. Have some good photos from past Winter Solstice Parades you’d like to share? Get in touch with us, and we can add them to the site.

Need some ideas for how to make your own lantern for the next Rathnelly Winter Solstice Parade? Our neighbour Nichole has you covered! She says: “One of the easiest ways is to take a 2L milk or juice carton and cut four windows in it, string some tissue paper around it, add an LED candle, use pipe cleaners for a handle, and you're all set!”