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Rivers of Light is the annual lantern festival in Sherbrooke that marks the beginning of autumn. Each year, with smiles up to our ears and a great desire to be together, we share the program for the year’s event. We have come to realize that our festival is an incredible opportunity to exchange, discover and dream while spending time and being together. We love being together. We love being part of a family.

For a second year running, we can’t exactly do the same as before. Faced with the impossible, we have decided to seize the opportunity and create something which stays true to our vision, with a few slight tweaks. May the magic of the lanterns remain alive, may they continue to dance in the twilight, may they defy and beautify the current situation! The in-person lantern workshops are making a comeback, as is our Night Market (now expanded to two nights) and we’re presenting you with a new story, the “Lantern Fisherman meets Manohée”.

​If you live in the Eastern Townships, come and see us from the 22th to the 25th of September for a magical weekend! A big thank you to our partners and volunteers who have trusted us for years, and a big welcome to the newcomers who have decided to embark in this lantern frenzy!

Together, let Sherbrooke shimmer and sparkle and give us the opportunity to celebrate the arrival of an autumn full of promise.

Hurrah for the lanterns!

Kristelle Holliday
Executive and Co-Artistic Director
Théâtre des Petites Lanternes  


Photo Credit : Jessica Garneau