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Winter Solstice Lantern Walk

Registration is full for this event. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, please email Julia McLeod at director@hhltmaine.org.

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. You are encouraged to bring a lantern to carry. At the end of the trail, warm up with songs, fire, hot cocoa and sweet treats.

All are welcome at this free, family-friendly event. Advance registration is required.

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 5:30-6 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. Fourth graders at Harpswell Community School and all students at Harpswell Community Nursery School will make lanterns during school.

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