Winter Solstice Celebration
Thursday, December 21, 2020 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm outside of the Recreation Activities Center
Celebrate the most magical and darkest night of the year and the slow return of the sun with WB Parks! Learn about some of the different solstice celebrations from around the world, roast a marshmallow, create a craft and explore our lantern lit trail (self-guided hike). The Oakland Astronomy Club will be on site to teach participants about unique celestial objects. Enjoy a live ice carving demonstration too!
This event is entirely outside; dress accordingly. Masks will be required during the entirety of the event. If trail conditions are dangerous/icy the event will be cancelled. This is a family program, all children and adults must register.
Fee: $7 per resident and $9 per nonresident
Lantern Decorating Contest:
For added fun, we invite your family to make your own lantern and drop it off prior to the event so that you can find your special lantern lit along the trail. Our naturalist staff will serve as the contest judges and prizes will include a free “Zoom w/a Naturalist” program, a winter explore family adventure kit, free snowshoe rentals for a family of 4 and WB Parks swag bags.
In order to enter the contest, you must:
Lantern decorating ideas: