Winter solstice takes place when one of the Earth’s poles reaches its maximum tilt away from the Sun. When that happens, we experience the shortest number of hours of sunlight in the year.
Winter solstice marks the beginning of the winter season. After winter solstice, the days start getting longer, with a little more sunlight each day.
Winter solstice takes place on December 21st, 2021.
There are several ways to celebrate winter solstice in the Triangle. Read on to learn about several events, including two lantern walks. All are free to enjoy, but, in some cases, require pre-registration.
They don’t all takes place exactly on solstice, so make sure to follow the links.