This Weekend in N.H.: Solstice Celebrations

Dec 16, 2016

Prescott Farm Lantern Festival
Credit Prescott Farm

Good news for those of you who detest the early darkness—the Northern Hemisphere Winter Solstice will occur on Wednesday, December 21, at 5:44 a.m. EST. If you can’t make it to Stonehenge, there are plenty of places in New Hampshire to celebrate like a Druid.

Prescott Farm, an environmental education center in Laconia, is holding a Solstice Lantern Festival on Saturday, December 17,  from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  There will be a lantern parade, a lantern contest and a bonfire. 

The Morning Mindfulness Center in Alstead will hold a Winter Solstice Celebration on Saturday, December 17, from 3:30 to 8:00 p.m.  This event will include a celebration of light, with tea meditation and a spiral walk. 

America’s Stonehenge in Salem will hold their annual Winter Solstice Ceremony on Sunday, December 18th, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.  This will be an outdoor event, facilitated by Katja Esser.  Advanced preparation is required—check out the web site for further information about what to bring to the ritual.