Solstice by the Sea: A Celebration of Light

Date: December 21, 2019

Time: 4:30pm

Community members are invited to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season by sharing in a winter solstice celebration of light on Sears Island. Friends of Sears Island will host the event on Saturday, December 21st, from 4:30-5:30pm. Attendees will enjoy a walk along a path lit with hundreds of luminarias, which will culminate with music, readings, cocoa, and cookies. This non-denominational event is free and open to all, with a suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family to support Friends of Sears Island’s education and conservation efforts.

Sears Island is located at the end of Sears Island Road off Route 1, just east of Searsport. Participants can park along the causeway at the end of the road, and gather at the island gate just beyond the parking area by 4:30pm. Dress warmly and wear footwear appropriate for walking in snow, and bring a flashlight or homemade lantern that uses a battery-operated light. No flames or pets will be permitted. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled. For updates, check, or email

Photo: Sears Island sunset on the 2017 winter solstice, by Ashley Megquier