December 21, 2018 is the longest night of the year. Really, 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. This year, it’s a particularly nice night to get outdoors because the moon will be nearly full. Because the solstice and full moon are so close together this year, I’ve tossed in full moon events, too.
Friday, December 21, 2018 – Winter Solstice Events
Saturday, December 22, 2018 – Winter Solstice (and Full Moon) Events
Full Moon Snowshoe with S’mores @ French Regional • 6:00-8:00pm • Explore winter signs and sounds under the light of the full moon by snowshoe (or hike if no snow). Followed by s’mores by the fire. Equipment is provided. • 6+ • $7/pp • Reservations required.
Walk When the Moon is Full @ Lowry Nature Center • 6:30-8:00pm • Explore winter at night on a moonlit trail. Dress for the weather and walking on uneven terrain. Equipment is provided. • 6+ • $5/pp • Reservations required.