March 22, 2021
In late January 2021, the Board of Directors of the Northern Lights Lantern Festival Society met and made the decision to cancel the 2021 Northern Lights Lantern Festival.
We had hoped for the return of the festival this summer, however due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and public health restrictions (gathering limits and physical distancing) we do not believe the conditions exist to hold a festival in 2021 that would be inclusive and safe for all attending.
The Northern Lights Lantern Festival since 2003 has brought together friends and neighbours to celebrate the vibrance and diversity of the North End Halifax community. When the time is right and it is safe to do so, after the lessening of public health restrictions and when large gatherings are permitted, we are committed to the return of the Northern Lights Lantern Festival. Until then, the Board of Directors will continue to meet periodically and stay connected.
Continue to take care of one another, help your neighbours, follow public health advice and stay connected, safely.
Chair of the Board, Northern Lights Lantern Festival Society