New Year's Eve in Vancouver doesn't have the razzle-dazzle of larger cities like Sydney, London or New York - no public fireworks displays, no balloons. However, on the winter solstice we did have a small celebration in our neighbourhood. Locals gathered after dark to make paper lanterns and march through the streets, led by the wonderfully-named Orkestar Slivovica, to the community centre.
Since the procession route was along an adjoining street, it was easy for us to join the parade. Michael used his phone to take a few rather blurry pictures, of which these are the best:
In the second photo, a keen observer can just make out the shape of the tuba with its halo of little coloured lights.