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Vail’s Paper Lantern Project and Lantern Walk returns

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New this year, a community lantern walk up Bridge Street to Mountain Plaza will be led by a special surprise guest and helper immediately following the tree lighting on Sunday.
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Paper lantern workshops this week in Vail

• Libations and Lanterns takes place at the Vail Recreation District, today from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Vail Recreation District Community Programming, 2nd Floor of the Lionshead Welcome Center. The cost of $15 includes materials, instruction and light snacks. Wine and beer available for purchase for those who are age 21 and over. Participants will be supplied a paper lantern to paint. This lively evening celebrating the paper lantern project is underwritten by the Vail Recreation District, the Vail Public Library and Art in Public Places. Space is limited and reservations are required. Please RSVP to: 970-479-2292, ext. 2 or email community@vailrec.com.

• Paper Lantern Workshops at the Vail Public Library, Sunday from Noon to 2 p.m. or 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Vail Public Library’s Community Room. Free and all ages welcome.

VAIL — Art in Public Places hosts the second year of the Vail Paper Lantern Project in conjunction with the Vail Holidaze Tree Lighting. Falling upon the winter solstice, enjoy this artful celebration of light at Vail’s annual tree lighting Sunday at 5 p.m. Hot chocolate, treats, music, entertainment, illuminated paper lanterns and the tree lighting will all take place in Slifer Square by the Covered Bridge in Vail Village. New this year, a community lantern walk up Bridge Street to Mountain Plaza will be led by a special surprise guest and helper immediately following the tree lighting.

Either make your lantern at home or join one of the paper lantern workshops this week in Vail.

AIPP will host free paper lantern making workshops, led by local artist Helen Hiebert, at the Vail Public Library preceding the tree lighting. Learn how to create your one-of-a-kind paper lantern to bring to the tree lighting following the workshops. Reserve your spot in one of these workshops by calling 970-479 2344 or email meppard@vailgov.com.

Complimentary LED battery lights for your paper lanterns built at a workshop or at home will be distributed at the tree lighting ceremony.

For more information visit http://www.artin vail.com or contact Molly Eppard, Art in Public Places coordinator, at 970-479-2344 or meppard@vailgov.com.