The Annual SF Parol Lantern Festival and Parade
PAROL: THE BEACON OF OUR HOME
Saturday, December 8, 2012 | 5pm
Yerba Buena Gardens | Jessie Square
Join us again for our 10th Year, December 8, 2012! Let’s celebrate a memorable evening of lights and laughter!
Gimme Game prizes from beloved SF stores! (2011 featured prizes from: Seafood City, Rainbow Grocery, Starbucks, Mrs. Field’s Cookies, Jamba Juice, Subway, and MORE!)
Note: In case of rain, outdoor activities will be cancelled and the festival will take place in St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 6:30pm.
We need Volunteers!
Sign up online to volunteer. It’s a fun event!
Paolo Salazar – live art demonstration
The Bayanihan Community Center (BCC) hosts FREE parol-making workshops Fridays, 5-8pm starting Friday, October 19 (excluding Friday, November 23).
Join us at 1010 Mission Street @6th (MAP)
Please note we can only offer ONE free parol per person at the BCC workshops. Additional Parol-making materials for individuals, parade contingents, and workshop sites will ONLY be available for purchase on Fridays during the BCC Parol-Making workshops. Limited stock is available, in 18-inch sizes only ($6).
We highly encourage past festival contingents to re-use parol frames from previous years. Parade contingents should order materials IN ADVANCE of workshop. Order online or contact us at 415-348-8042 for more information.
Register with your group/school/senior center to be a part of our parade! $25 registration fee for all contingents. Payments can be made when registering online or in person at the Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission Street @6th, San Francisco. Contingents will be notified one week in advance if activities will be held in St. Patrick’s Church due to rain/inclement weather.
ALL participating parade contingents are eligible to compete for a highly coveted Tala Award! Judges will be scoring parols based on 1) creativity/innovation, and 2) design/aesthetics. Please remember that you will be asked to arrive early on the day of the parade for judging.
Tala Award Grand Prizes
1st Place $500 – 2011 Winner : Filipino American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity (FACES)
2nd Place $100 – 2011 Winner : Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavor (PACE)
3rd Place $75 – 2011 Winner : Manilatown Heritage Foundation
Contingent Required Forms
All contingents participating in this year’s festival & parade must complete TWO FORMS:
CONTINGENT REGISTRATION FORM – Due October 19, 2012
PRODUCTION INFORMATION FORM – Due November 19, 2012
If unable to complete the forms online, they may also be submitted in person, by mail, or fax to the Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission Street, Suite B., San Francisco, CA 94103, Fax: 415-974-0349. Emailed forms will not be accepted.