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KULARTS & FADF Present: 2018 Parol Lantern Festival & Parade


Theme for 2018 Parol Festival:
A Gathering of Lights

Join us again for our 16th Year, December 8, 2018! Let’s celebrate a memorable evening of lights and laughter! Our theme for 2018 is A Gathering of Lights. How does your parol design and performance relate to your cultural family traditions? How do you bring your Philippine Traditions to Light?


It’s the time of the year again, when the community starts making their parol lanterns and holiday decor to adorn their houses for the yuletide season. In San Francisco, on Saturday, December 8, 2018, the community will be holding the 16th Annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival – a must-see event during the holiday season.

The festival begins with a series of
parol lantern-making workshops held at the Bayanihan Community Center and are still going on. Parol workshops are open to the public. Festival will feature delicious bites from Taste of Filipino Christmas and an exhibit of lanterns shipped from San Fernando, Philippines for display at this year’s Festival!

Earlier Event: September 15
UNDSCVRD: Manila Rising