Enjoy shopping and the solstice
BAYarts and Lake Erie Nature & Science Center host Dec. 18 events
On Sunday, Dec. 18, families can spend a great day in the Huntington Reservation between two local organizations: BAYarts and Lake Erie Nature & Science Center. Nestled in the woods and across from Lake Erie, the arts campus and nature center are a short walk from each other.
First, visit BAYarts between noon and 5 p.m. for their Kid's Shopping Day. Children will get a chance to walk around the festive Holiday Shop with a personal shopper (or their parents) to pick out gifts for people on their list. A free gift-wrapping station will be available for kids to decorate their gift bags with stamps and stickers. Then, take a photo in front of the red caboose and head into the cozy cafe for the hot chocolate bar and homemade bakery items.
Later, visit Lake Erie Nature & Science Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for their Winter Solstice Celebration. Celebrate the longest night of the year with great family fun including hikes on a wintry trail, visits with nighttime animals and a family holiday activity. Then, visit the Walter R. Schuele Planetarium to learn about what a solstice is and experience the night sky. Be sure to find a few minutes to relax by the crackling fire. Please dress for the weather. Cost is $7 for adults and children ages 3 and up. Children under 2 are free.
BAYarts is located at 28795 Lake Road; Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is located at 28728 Wolf Road.
Jessica Stockdale and Morgan Paskert
Written by Jessica Stockdale for BAYarts and Morgan Paskert for Lake Erie Nature & Science Center