Winter Solstice Celebration 12/21/2019

This event is no longer on sale.

Saturday December 21

6:30 PM  –  8:30 PM

Preregistration required for all participants. Geared for adults and children ages 9 and up with a caregiver.

Program participants should meet at the Abner Hollow Cabin (near the Nature PlayScape) at our Rowe Woods location. 

Join us on the “midnight of the year” for a modern observance of an ancient tradition. Gather around a fire and explore the history and symbolism of this celestial event. Celebrate the rebirth of the spring by participating in a community drum circle and contributing to a crowdsourced poem. Join a group hike lit by moonlight and deepen your understanding of the significance of the solstice. Complete with warm drinks and bites! This program is entirely outside; dress accordingly.

Member $10; nonmembers $15 (includes daily admission). 

Additional Information for program:


  • Please park in the Playscape or Cabin Field parking lots and follow the lantern-lit paths to the cabin. If you are unfamiliar with the location of these parking lots, staff at the gatehouse will be able to direct you when you arrive.

  • When you arrive at the cabin, please check-in with staff – they will be holding a “Check-in” sign.

  • The nearest restrooms are located next to the Playscape pavilion.

  • This program takes place outdoors. Remember to dress for the weather. Warm layers and sturdy shoes are recommended.

  • This event runs rain or shine. In the event of very severe weather, we will contact you via email prior to the event.

  • We look forward to celebrating the solstice with you!



*Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event.


Important Information For All Program Registrants:  Please retain your order number or print off a copy of the email acknowledgement as a receipt.  You will need your order number from your transaction to gain entry at the gate/to attend your program.