All lantern-lined roads lead to the Camp Ground in Oak Bluffs Wednesday for the 148th Grand Illumination Night.

At sundown Wednesday the gingerbread houses will glow with the light of thousands of lanterns, part of a summertime tradition dating back to the 1860s.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Tabernacle, with a community sing starting at 8 p.m. Just after 8:30 p.m. the ceremonial lighting of the first lantern takes place, and soon after the Camp Ground will be aglow.

Illumination Night is a free-will offering event, and guests are encouraged to donate what they can. Parking is limited and public transportation encouraged. For more information visit