Winter Lights Lantern Festival / Holiday CircleFest

Winter Lights Lantern Displays
December 7–December 31, 2014

Holiday CircleFest 
Sunday, December 7, 2014
1:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. 
Lantern Procession 5:30 p.m. 

Preparatory Lantern Workshops
November 7–23, 2014

A bright and innovative way to warm up your holiday season. Inspired by centuries-old, cross-cultural traditions of ceremonial lighting displays, the Winter Lights Lantern Festival features lantern displays inside the museum and the Environment of Lights installation on Wade Oval. Holiday CircleFest is a free annual Circle-wide celebration presented by University Circle Inc. The museum offers an array of activities and entertainment, including workshops for making simple lanterns for the procession. The day culminates in a procession through the Environment of Lights led by illuminated dancers and giant puppets. 

For questions contact Nan Eisenberg at 216-707-2483 or e-mail commartsinfo [at] clevelandart [dot] org.


2014 CMA CircleFest Activities
1:00–5:30 p.m., Lantern Procession at 5:30

Activities at the museum on Sunday, December 7 are part of the 21st annual University Circle Inc. Holiday CircleFest. The museum joins two dozen neighboring institutions for this annual community open house.

1:00–3:00—Night Scenes
Create scenes that celebrate winter in the city.

1:00–3:00—Life Stories
In the spirit of Jacob Lawrence, who depicted events from the life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, share a moment from your life.

1:00–3:00—Sources of Light Art Cart

1:00–3:00—Wanna Be in Pictures?
Picture yourself in CMA works of art using distance learning technology.

1:00, 2:00, and 3:00—Guided Tours

1:30–4:30—Jazz in the Atrium
       1:30—Hawken Jazz Band
       2:30—Townsmen Orchestra
       3:30—The Progeny (Shaw High School students)

2:00—Guided Tour: Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography

2:00–4:30—Lantern-Making Workshop
Make a simple lantern to carry in the procession

Food and shopping throughout the afternoon.

5:30—Lantern Procession
Led by giant puppets and dancers. Starts at CMA north entrance and processes through Environment of Lights on Wade Oval.

6:00–6:30—Cookes, Cocoa, and Performance Installation in the Atrium
Follow the procession back to the atrium.