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Winter Solstice Lantern Walk

144 East Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Dates: December 21, 2021
Time: 5:45 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.