Prescott Farm celebrates 2nd Annual Solstice Lantern Festival Dec. 16

LACONIA – Prescott Farm is hosting its 2nd Annual Solstice Lantern Festival on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 4 – 7 p.m. Celebrate the upcoming winter solstice – the shortest day of the year – with fun activities to welcome back the light! Events will include a lantern launch and parade, bonfire, crafts, a candlelit story walk, food and drinks, and a cookie walk to raise money for Fledgling nature-based preschool scholarship fund. Parade participants may walk with their own lanterns of any kind, or attend a lantern-building workshop at Prescott Farm on Saturday, December 9th (space is limited, register online now). Cost of admission is only $3 per person, which includes a free craft for children while supplies last. Prescott Farm members are free.

Prescott Farm is a nonprofit 501(c)3 environmental education center committed to helping people discover their own connections to the natural world. For more than twenty years, Prescott Farm has been a destination for people of all ages to learn about New Hampshire wildlife, ecology, natural history and cultural history through hands-on educational programs and service learning opportunities in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire. A designated wildlife viewing area with over 160 acres of idyllic farmland, forest and pastures open daily year-round to the public including more than three miles of woodland, pond and field trails, heritage gardens, and a Nature Playscape, Prescott Farm is the ideal place to unplug, relax, and explore independently or with one of the many programs led by experienced naturalists. Prescott Farm offers a world of discovery to children of all ages, from Fledglings nature-based preschool to WildQuest vacation camps, with experienced “Naturalists in the Classroom” working in area schools, and welcoming school trips to Prescott Farm to explore nature. Every program offered at Prescott Farm creates a lasting connection between the people they serve and the environment in which we live.

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Celebrate the longest night of the year Dec. 16 at Prescott Farm. (Courtesy photo)