Lantern Walk | Kids Out and About Austin

Lantern Walk

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sun, 12/12/2021
Tinkergarten, the innovator in outdoor education, is hosting their annual Lantern Walks in Balcones District Park, Austin with participation in hundreds of similar events nationwide.

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For nearly a decade, Tinkergarten families and friends have walked with homemade lanterns to welcome winter's darkness. This inspiring and beloved tradition helps children learn to embrace change and remember that, when they are in community with the natural world and with one another, they have the strength and light to overcome any challenges.

This year, the Lantern Walk events will all take place between December 6th - December 12th, at the culmination of the fall season and in anticipation of the winter season to come. Families can register to attend their local Lantern Walk, find out how to make their own lanterns, or even order sweet lantern-making kits HERE.


  • Local Lantern Walks In Austin, TX:
    • Landa Park, San Marcos, TX 78666 | Date: 12/11 | Start Time 4:00 PM
    • Balcones District Park, Austin, TX 78727 | Date 12/12 | Start Time 4:30 PM


Buy Tinkergarten Lantern Kits

  • Kit Includes: Directions and supplies to turn any glass jar into a colorful lantern. It also includes an invitation to Tinkergarten’s week of live events.
  • Kit costs $10 each or 3 for $25.

Event Schedule
Walk Dates: Saturday/Sunday, 12/11 & 12/12
The event includes a week of live events from 12/5 through 12/12 weekend walks, including things like:

  • How to enjoy a tour of the night sky in your PJs
  • How to sing to the moon
  • Lantern Walk rituals
  • Lantern Walk storytelling

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.




1100 Kingsbury Street
Austin, TX, 78705
United States
Contact name: 
Jodie Fredericks
The event has already taken place on this date: 
6:00 pm