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Winter Solstice Lantern Walk

Celebrate the winter solstice with a lantern walk and bonfire. Welcome the lengthening days with light, song, sweets, and community. Walk along a short, easy trail lined with lanterns and light installations. Bring a lantern to carry if you’d like. Warm up with songs, fire, hot cocoa, and sweet treats.

All are welcome at this free, family-friendly event. Advance registration is requested to help us plan.

You are welcome to show up at any time during the event. The lantern walk is self-guided. There will be cocoa, snacks, and campfires for the whole time. Live music by Stan Davis will happen from 6-6:30 p.m.

Bring warm clothes, a flashlight, your lantern, and a travel mug for your cocoa (to help us use fewer disposable cups). We will provide battery-powered lights to place in your lanterns.

This event is co-sponsored by the Harpswell Community School PTO and supported by the Town of Harpswell. Students at Harpswell Community School and Harpswell Nature School will make lanterns during school.

Click here for resources on celebrating the winter solstice, including how to make your own solstice lantern.