Winter Solstice Celebration

Date(s) - Sat, Dec 18, 2021
3:00 pm-7:00 pm

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Join us for a special celebration with music, a lantern walk and star-gazing.
On the winter solstice, the sun travels its shortest path through the sky — it is the shortest day and longest night of the year as well as the first day of winter for all of us in the Northern Hemisphere. We celebrate the winter solstice and the return of light.
We will celebrate with some of our favorite traditions from around the world — including a performance from a local chorus, decorating some pine trees with edible decorations for the birds, making lanterns and having a lantern walk and making wishes for the new year together, using simple rituals around the fire pit.
At the center of our celebration will be a remarkable night with Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association. With their telescope, we will be able to see Jupiter, the rings of Saturn and who knows what other astronomical wonders. The moon will be full, beckoning us!
We will have Wassail and Mexican hot chocolate as well as snacks for sale. Guests can wander our grounds and peruse our holiday gift sale as well as partake in the celebration.
*The MHAA is a group of amateur astronomy enthusiasts, center in the lower mid-Hudson Valley, whose purpose is to educate and delight the general public with the night sky.