Winter Solstice Celebration
Monday, 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 and explore our lantern lit trail. Oakland Astronomy Club will be guiding you through the night sky. Warm cocoa will be waiting for you at the end of the trail. A take home craft kit will be provided.
This event is entirely outside; dress accordingly. Masks will be required during the entirety of the event. This is self-guided walk along the lantern lit trail. We invite your family to make your own lantern and drop-off prior to the event so that you can find your special lantern lit along the trail
Fee: $7 per resident and $9 per nonresident
Following current health department guidelines, this is a single family experience. Each family will walk the trail on their own and encounter nature stations along the way. Adaptations have had to be made to the original event description to follow updated health department guidelines.
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: