December 21st is the longest night of the year. On the bright side, it is not even Christmas yet and we can consider this the turning point. We’re officially heading back toward spring after this! Celebrate the winter solstice with these Twin Cities events.
Thursday, December 19, 2019 – Early Event
In The Park After Dark: Solstice Stargazing: Constellation Exploration @ Silverwood Park • 7:00-8:30pm • Learn why our north star is special and how to use it to find your way. Look for new and familiar shapes in the night sky and discover their history and folklore. • All Ages • $5/pp • Reservations required. Activity #1SIL1700.
Preschool Solstice Festival @ Heartfelt Crafts • 10:30am • “As our half of the world grows darker, we can create our own light inside.” Join Heartfelt for felt lantern making and festive snacks. • All Ages • $22/pair $12/additional child • Reservations required. Call 612-877-8090.
Friday, December 20, 2019 – The Eve of the Solstice
Solstice Party @ McRae Park • 6pm-8pm • Join McRae Park for a festive celebration of Winter with a dance party, crafts, and new years goal setting and worry releasing. • All Ages • Free • Activity #98523
Saturday, December 21, 2019 – Winter Solstice Events