German School Chicago welcomes children of all ages and backgrounds to a fun-filled autumn celebration with crafts, singing and a lantern parade at dusk. Admission includes all the supplies needed for kids to make and light (safely) their very own traditional German lanterns. Children will learn traditional lantern songs, then families will proceed outside to parade through charming Lincoln Square. The parade will end at approximately 5:15 pm with a final big sing-along in Giddings Plaza.
This much-beloved European tradition holds rich memories for adults: Patricia, Museum Intern at the DANK Haus, lit up when the Lanternenfest was announced. "It is my absolute favorite memory from childhood, every year I couldn't wait for St. Martin's Day." German School Chicago and the DANK Haus are excited to share this cultural experience with children of all backgrounds and languages and bring the magic of families singing and swinging little lanterns in the autumn light to the city of Chicago.
This event is Sunday, November 11 at 2:30pm.
Admission is $7.00 per crafting child, parents free.
Baked goods, juice, water and glü hwein will be available for purchase.
DANK Haus is located a half block from the Western Brown Line stop in Lincoln Square, Chicago's historically German neighborhood. Free parking courtesy of MB Financial Bank, Western & Gunnison.