We made our lanterns really early this year, at Michelamas instead of Martinmas, but it worked out great, b/c they were ready to go when we needed them. We had a bonfire and walked around a large field, stopping midway to hear the story of St. Martin and how he tore his red cape in two to share it. We sang songs, including our favorite, Glimmer, Lantern, Glimmer. Little f's favorite line is "wander tripping little gnome". We did a little of that, and ended up back at the bonfire. It was so magical!