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Vail’s Paper Lantern Project and lantern walk takes place Dec. 21

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Vail Girl Scout Troop 3752 present there hand-made paper lanterns as a part of the inaugural Vail Paper Lantern Project at the 2013 tree lighting festivities.
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What: Free paper lantern workshops with Helen Hiebert

Where: Vail Public Library’s Community Room.

When: Dec. 21. Two workshops: Noon to 2 p.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free.

More information: all ages welcome. Reserve your spot in one of these workshops by calling 970-479 2344 or email meppard@vailgov.com.

VAIL — This week, Art in Public Places announced the second year of the Vail Paper Lantern Project in conjunction with the Vail Holidaze tree lighting. Falling on the winter solstice, enjoy this artful celebration of light at Vail’s annual tree lighting on Dec. 21 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.

Preceding the tree lighting, AIPP will host a free paper lantern making workshops, led by local artist Helen Hiebert, with the Vail Public Library. Learn how to create your one-of-a-kind paper lantern to bring to the tree lighting following the workshops.

The workshops and LED battery lights for your paper lantern are provided courtesy of Doe Browning, Vail resident and former AIPP board chair. Reserve your spot in one of these workshops by calling 970-479 2344 or emailing meppard@vailgov.com.



“Vail’s Paper Lantern Project invites residents and guests to come together as a community to share holiday spirit and goodwill during this magical time of year,” said Molly Eppard, Art in Public Places coordinator. “Like many paper lantern festivals around the world, AIPP hopes that Vail’s Paper Lantern Project will grow to become a beloved tradition during the holidays in the town of Vail. We encourage all to participate by either attending a workshop or creating your own paper lantern at home.”

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



Information about the paper lantern workshops, lantern walk and the installation of the eighth annual Triumph/Logan Winterfest may be found at http://www.artinvail.com or by contacting Eppard at meppard@vail gov.com or 970-479-2344.

For more information about all of the events around Vail Holidaze, visit http://www.vailholidaze.com.


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