The Parol is the quintessential Filipino symbol of hope, blessings, luck, peace and light during the holiday season. It begins in October with a three-month-long series of parol-making workshops, producing hundreds of lanterns that are displayed during the parade, as well as the festival program in Yerba Buena Gardens. The workshops are held at the Bayanihan Community Center and at other participating sites in San Francisco and the Bay Area.
The theme of this year's Parol celebration is "Parol: The Beacon of Our Home."
5PM: Entertainment & Parol Gallery in Jessie Square
6:15PM: Parade Starts at Yerba Buena Gardens
6:30PM: Music, Gimme Games, and Tala Awards in Jessie Square
In case of rain, outdoor activities will be cancelled and the festival will take place in St. Patrick's Cathedral at 6:30pm.
Please visit Kularts's website for more information. Location: Jessie Square
This is a FREE outdoor program. No tickets or reservations needed.
Note: In case of rain, outdoor activities will be cancelled and the festival will take place in St. Patrick's Cathedral at 6:30pm.