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Solstice Lantern Walk

December 21, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Each December, the Winter Solstice marks the beginning of the winter season in the Northern Hemisphere, and the longest night of the year. This astronomical event is significant to many cultures, religions, and traditions, for many different reasons. For the Hillsborough, NC community, it has become a special evening to gather and usher in the peaceful quiet that the darker, colder months of the year can bring together.

The Solstice Lantern Walk, which will take place at 5:45PM on December 21, 2021, is a non-denominational winter-themed event. We encourage creativity and community participation!

Individuals are asked to bring a handmade lantern that lights up the night, to guide all of us along the walk.

Participants will gather at the Eno River Farmer’s Market Pavilion and be led on a procession through River Park, to the River Walk, and ending back in downtown Hillsborough.

Registration is required to attend. Please go to https://www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org/solstice to register.


This event is free for the community. We require registration to assist with managing crowd capacities in light of social distancing. Donations are welcome to help keep this free community event alive and strong! Thank you!