Winter Solstice Bonfire
Join us to celebrate the “shortest day of the year” with a bonfire in the Allerton Meadow! The winter solstice marks the official end of fall and beginning of winter, and has been celebrated in a variety of ways for thousands of years, traditionally honoring the imminent return of sun and symbolizing new beginnings. Gather around the bonfire (lit around 7pm), take a stroll through Holiday GLOW, and warm up with a beverage from the bar (5-9pm).
No registration required. A $10/car donation can be made on our online donation page or at the gate.
About the winter solstice: “The winter solstice..occurs when either of Earth’s poles reaches its maximum tilt away from the Sun. This happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere (Northern and Southern). For that hemisphere, the winter solstice is the day with the shortest period of daylight and longest night of the year, when the Sun is at its lowest daily maximum elevation in the sky…The winter solstice occurs during the hemisphere’s winter. In the Northern Hemisphere, this is the December solstice (usually December 21 or 22) and in the Southern Hemisphere, this is the June solstice (usually June 20 or 21). Although the winter solstice itself lasts only a moment, the term sometimes refers to the day on which it occurs.” via Wikipedia
Photo: Virginia Kickle