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Winter Solstice Celebration in Danvers on December 21

DANVERS – Celebrate the Winter Solstice tomorrow at Endicott Park in Danvers, ushering in nature’s new year. Come meet the park’s newest Ranger, Christine Dean, and make lanterns, create Yule logs, and enjoy refreshments at this free, family event.

As distant as spring may seem, the solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year. From this point forward, the days will gradually grow lighter.

Visitors will also explore the facts and lore surrounding this pivotal day, from the traditions of the ancient Romans to today’s modern, Christians.

At the end of the evening, Dean will lead families to burn their yule logs and well-wished for the new year in a campfire while enjoying cups of hot cocoa.

Dean was hired in September, and is helping expand the many programs available at Endicott Park.

Endicott Park encompasses 165 acres, and is home to some of the most unique and varied recreational land on the North Shore. The park’s varied landscape includes horse pastures, fields and meadows, historic farm buildings, orchards, woodlands, and marshes, with a network of trails and dirt roads for stress free and stroller friendly exploration of the park.

Activities for all ages are available, ranging from hiking, fishing, picnicking and enjoying the playground in the warmer months, to sledding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing in the winter.

The Winter Solstice Celebration will be held at Endicott Park on 57 Forest St. in Danvers on Wednesday, December 21st from 4-6PM. You must preregister for the event. More information is available at their website. Click here to register or call 1-978-777-0001, ext. 3094.

 

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