Learn to make lanterns with glowing workshop in Gwinnett

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In recent years, a variety of lantern parades and festivals have emerged in metro Atlanta.

Across metro Atlanta, various lantern parades and festivals have emerged in recent years

Get ready to glow with a lantern-making workshop in Gwinnett.

The workshops will help crafters prepare for the variety of lantern parades and festivals held throughout the year in metro Atlanta.

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The “glow in the dark” workshops will be held at Geekspace Gwinnett throughout March and April, kicking off on March 14.

From the BeltLine to Decatur and Sandy Springs, many cities and neighborhoods across metro Atlanta hold lantern-themed events.

Since it started with just a couple hundred participants in 2010, the Beltline Lantern Parade, created by “parade artist” Chantelle Rytter,  has grown into one of the city’s most popular events.

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In order to perfect your lantern-making skills, interested participants should register in advance for the Gwinnett classes.

For a $30 fee, participants will get everything they need to make a battery-powered lantern. The class is designed for all ages.

After the class, the group will take their crafts on a stroll.

"Everyone is invited to create glowing or illuminated costumes and carry their pre-made, battery-powered lanterns in this 1 mile community parade through the streets surrounding Town Center Park," according to a listing for the event.

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The event is family and pet friendly.


3-5 p.m., Saturday, March 14, Geekspace Gwinnett, 3690 Burnette Park Drive, Suwanee