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Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

Celebrate the Winter Solstice on December 21 with The Trustees. Whether you take a hike, walk, or stroll, enjoy a warm fire, or love declicious fondue, we have a unique way to celebrate the solstice that everyone is sure to enjoy.

Winter Solstice Walk
Experience a traditional spiral walk, light up the darkest night of the year with a homemade lantern, and send off a wish as we welcome the returning of the light.
Appleton Farms, Hamilton & Ipswich

Winter Solstice Celebration
We’ll burn some “Yule logs” and gather around the fire to learn a little more about the winter solstice as we make s'mores, sip delicious hot chocolate, and listen to some sunny, light-themed songs by local guitarist Jimmy G. Meet by the Rhoades Avenue entrance to the park.
Francis William Bird Park, Walpole

Dunes to Tavern Solstice Stroll
Take advantage of the dark with a stroll beneath the stars. We’ll warm up after our walk with hot cider, rum, and refreshments in the Tavern at the Inn at Castle Hill.
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ipswich

Farmstead Solstice Stroll
A guided candlelit walk through the woods that will include presented passages from the story "The Shortest Day" by Wendy Pfeffer. After hiking the trails throughout our pastures we'll gather back in the orchard to warm up by a fire and enjoy hot chocolate and s'mores.
Chestnut Hill Farm, Southborough

Solstice Illumination Night
Enjoy a fire dance performance and music, make s'mores around the campfire, and sip some hot chocolate.
Governor Hutchinson's Field, Milton

Solstice Stroll
A candlelit stroll on the trails that will include presented passages from the story "The Shortest Day." The stroll will be followed by a gathering around our outdoor firepit, warm up by the fire, and enjoy hot chocolate and s'mores.
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

Mytoi Winter Solstice Illumination
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with a magical stroll through our Japanese inspired garden.
Mytoi, Chappaquiddick Island, Martha's Vineyard

Musketaquid Winter Solstice Celebration: Fire & Drum Sing-A-Long
Warm the spirit on the longest night of the year at the candle- and bonfire-lit evening on the back lawn of the Old Manse.
Old Manse, Concord

Winter Solstice Farm Fondue Dinner
Celebrate the winter solstice on the farm with a traditional Swiss Fondue dinner.
Powisset Farm, Dover

Winter Solstice Stroll and Celebration
a guided candlelit walk through the woods that will include presented passages from the story "The Shortest Day" by Wendy Pfeffer. After hiking to the top of Holt Hill, which at an elevation of 420 feet above sea level is the highest point in Essex County and offers views of the Boston skyline and even the Blue Hills, the celebration will commence with a gathering around the solstice stones at Holt Hill's summit.
Ward Reservation, Andover and North Andover