Locals created handmade lanterns as part of the biennial Lantern Festival held November 22.

Locals created handmade lanterns as part of the biennial Lantern Festival held November 22.

Lanterns light the way in Fernie

The biennial Lantern Festival was held in Fernie November 22 and hosted a night lit with handcrafted lanterns.

The biennial Lantern Festival was held in Fernie November 22 and hosted a night lit with handcrafted lanterns.

Locals took the theme, Northern Lights, to heart, crafting various lanterns in the shapes of animals that call the northern hemisphere home. Arctic foxes, owls and others were held aloft a gathering crowd outside The Arts Station.

Prior to the lanterns being paraded around the city, attendees were welcomed to warm up with hot chocolate and watch dancers play with fire as well as be entertained by music.

S. Kucharski