Next Sunday December 21, 2014 at Science World at 5:00 pm venture out to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Those adventurous souls celebrating will walk over to Emery Barnes Park to watch the procession starting at 5:30 pm. There will be three processions to Cooper’s Park, Emery Barnes Park and the Vancouver Aquatic Centre. These three lantern processions are led by drummers along the seawall as well as through historic Yaletown to converge in David Lam Park where they are welcomed with a spectacular fire performance at 6:00 pm.
This is a free family event. Donations gratefully accepted.
Then head over to the Roundhouse Community Centre at 181 Roundhouse Mews (www.roundhouse.ca) to check out the indoor festivities as they welcome back the Labyrinth of Light.
Around 8:00 pm walk over to Sun Yat Sen gardens to check out the lanterns in the garden.
There will also be a Labyrinth of Light:
LABYRINTH OF LIGHT 6:00pm – 11:00pm
The labyrinth has long been used for meditation, prayer and sites of ritual in various cultures around the world. Created with over 700 pure beeswax candles, the winter solstice labyrinth invites you to warm yourself in a self-guided ceremony intended to help release old attachments and envision new possibilities as the darkest night of the year births a new season.
Or use this info above as a treasure map and explore on your own terms. Either way there are lots of great options for celebrating this Winter Solstice night!