St. Martin lantern parade set for Friday at Madison Park


QUINCY — Created by Music Lingua Quincy with the help of area German students and Frau Daily, the community is invited to the first St. Martin lantern parade on Friday, Nov. 11. This family-friendly event will offer story time and a lantern parade with the opportunity to create your own lantern for a $10 fee. Those attending should meet at the Madison Education Center, 2435 Maine.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

  • 5:30 p.m. – create your lantern ($10 fee and must be pre-registered)
  • 6 p.m.- St. Martin story time and songs
  • 6:30 p.m. – Lantern parade at Madison Park
  • 7 p.m. – Refreshments ($5 and must be pre-registered)

Join the event with your own lantern at 6 p.m. for story time and the parade at Madison Park afterwards for free.

St. Martin Day is a German tradition. St. Martin was a kind knight who shared his cloak with a beggar. Music Lingua Quincy aims to bring German family friendly tradition and culture to Quincy.

Story time and the parade are free to participate in. For the other events, register with payment at if you wish to purchase a lantern kit to make at the event and/or if you will be staying afterwards for traditional German refreshments.

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