Place a lantern outside your home on the 25th, 26th and 27th of September. 

Dear lantern-maker,

Every year, at the end of September, during the Rivers of Light festival organized by the Théâtre des Petites Lanternes, Sherbrooke is illuminated by hundreds of handmade lanterns. For the past 5 years, the people of Sherbrooke have been taking to the streets and occupying the public space by creating an absolutely magical parade.

In 2020, rather than gathering in the street, we are inviting citizens to place their lantern inside or outside their door, near their window, or in their shop window.

We then realized, why not extend the invitation?! Are there other municipalities, organizations, individuals who would like to join the movement? Together, would it be possible to create a wave of lanterns that would bring hope and happiness? In these exceptional times, can we sparkle and glimmer together?

So, we invite you to join us and register for Light Up Quebec. 

Check-out who is participating
and watch Quebec light up lantern by lantern!

You’ve made a lantern?  Send us the name of your street

or your town and we’ll add a lantern on the map!


Are you a municipality or an organization? Click here to see how to participate 


Are you an individual who wishes to participate in the lantern movement? Click here to see how

Municipalities and organizations

The objective for each municipality/organisation would be, by using the tools we are putting in place, to use your different networks to encourage your residents to first make a lantern and then light it up during the first weekend of the Journées de la Culture which will take place on 25th, 26th and 27th of September. Each municipality/organisation has the opportunity to promote the event as much as they wish as well as to create activities around it if they so desire.

By registering for the activity, municipalities/organisations will have access to : 

  • 4 lantern-making videos (3 in French, 1 in English) created especially for this year; [Free]

  • The possibility to register for the 8 interactive workshops scheduled in September and guided by one of our facilitators; [Free]

  • A toolbox of ideas on how to develop easy and inexpensive lantern-related activities; [Free]

  • A promotional toolbox that you could adapt with visuals, key messages, proposals for promotion on social networks, contests, etc.; [Free]

  • A place reserved for a citizen of your municipality/group in the lantern recipe book (first come, first served for up to 10 municipalities/organisations);  [Free]

  • A half-page advertisement for your municipality/organization in the lantern recipe book published in the fall of 2020 (first come, first served for up to 3 municipalities/organizations);  [Free]

  • The possibility of scheduling an interactive workshop specifically for your community.  [Optional - cost $100]

In return, what is your commitment ? 

To officially join the wave of lanterns by registering on the form on our website (a lantern will pop up with your name on it on the interactive map)
Encourage your community to make lanterns during the month of September
Encourage people to light their lanterns during the first weekend of the Journées de la culture on the 25th, 26th and 27th of September

Does this inspire you?

Do you have sparkles in your eyes?

Don't waste a second and register your municipality/organisation now!   

 (it takes 2 minutes)


This form is for municipalities, towns and organisations. For individuals

please click here.

To receive your toolbox and be placed on our interactive map, register now! 


Are you an individual?Would you like to participate? FABULOUS!

  • Take advantage of the wealth of information on our website and discover our videoslantern workshops and all the other initiatives that are there to inspire you.  

  • Get a chance to win great $$ prizes by submitting your lantern for the lantern-making recipe book  that we will publish in the fall. 

  • Make a beautiful lantern at home

  • Spread the word to your family, friends and colleagues

  • Share your lantern in public mode in Facebook and Instagram using the #illuminonslequebec and #lightupquebec and get a chance to win one of two stays in Sherbrooke to experience, in person, the magic of the lantern parade next year (thanks to Destination Sherbrooke).

  • - Place your lantern at your door or in your windows on the Rivers of Light weekend

  • Enjoy an illuminated Quebec! 

Your lantern on the map

Have you made or are going to make a lantern for Light Up Quebec and you wish to see it appear on the map?


Send us the name of your road or town below and see a lantern pop up! 

I want my lantern on the map! 


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