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Winter Solstice Celebration

Join us on our reopening weekend to celebrate the winter solstice and the start of the winter season at the Cumming Nature Center!

  • Cumming Nature Center
  • December 16, 2023

  • Included with admission (FREE for members, $5 for non-members)

Winter Solstice Spiral
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Celebrate the start of the winter season by visiting the Cumming Nature Center!

Winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year, when the northern pole of Earth reaches its maximum tilt away from the Sun. During winter solstice, the daylight arrives later and the night settles earlier than on any other date. This also means that after solstice the days will begin to grow longer and we will receive a little more light everyday—a great reason to celebrate this moment in the annual cycle!

On Saturday, December 16, we’re celebrating the winter solstice and the start of our winter season with a day full of special activities. Your family can create nature-crafted ornaments, help decorate a tree for wildlife, take a winter walk, and even cross-country ski if we have snow! Visitors can also enjoy a mindful walk around the solstice spiral before enjoying hot cocoa and popcorn back at the nature center.

Activities will be ongoing from 10am-4pm. Tickets available online or at the door.


Scheduled Activities

10am | Solstice Storytime: The Tomten
11am | How Animals Prepare for Winter (guided hike)
1pm | How Animals Prepare for Winter (guided hike)
2:30pm | Solstice Storytime: You Are Light

Ongoing | Ornament & Bird Feeder Crafts, Gnome Roam, Solstice Spiral, Cocoa bar

About The Event

  • Cumming Nature Center
  • December 16, 2023

  • 10am-4pm


CNC ADMISSION

  • Members: FREE

  • Adults: $5

  • Ages 3–18: $5

Event activities are free with CNC admission.