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Winter Solstice

  • The Mall Launceston, TAS, 7250 Australia (map)

Join us to celebrate the Winter Solstice as we light up Central Launceston…

The winter solstice, also known as midwinter, occurs when one of the earth's poles has its maximum tilt away from the sun. It happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere (Northern and Southern). For that hemisphere, the winter solstice is the day with the shortest period of daylight and longest night of the year, when the sun is at its lowest in the sky.  At the pole, there is continuous darkness or twilight around the winter solstice. 

We will be lighting the town red to celebrate the shortest day of the year. Join us in the Brisbane St Mall where you will be entertained by drummers, dancers, fire twirlers and music. There will also be hot food & beverages available from local businesses to warm you up from the inside.

Lantern Walk: Leaving from Town Hall, St John Street at 5.30pm and making our way to the Brisbane St Mall.

A lantern walk will commence at 5.30pm leaving from the Town Hall steps where we will make our way along to The Brisbane St Mall. Dress up and bring your lanterns, as we will be awarding the best dressed with a winter goodie hamper!

The following businesses will be opening later on the evening to keep your bellies full:

• Coffee Republic

• Roasted Coffee House

• Wendy’s Milk Bar

• Banjo’s

• Liv Eat

• Gloria Jeans

• Zambrero

• Burger Junkie

• Rockin’ Hot Pizza

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This is a FREE event brought to you by Cityprom as a part of Winterlicious.

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