4th annual Solstice Walk

Workshops and programming announced

2022 River Clyde Solstice Walk

The fourth edition of the River Clyde Solstice Walk in New Glasgow returns on December 21 from 6–8 pm. The community event will feature a procession of illuminated lanterns, outdoor performances, food and bonfires. 

The Solstice Walk celebrates the promise of light on the darkest day of the year. Participants are invited to join the walk with a lantern, candle or a light, travelling through the Gardens of Hope, across the New Glasgow Bridge, and end up at The Mill in New Glasgow where they’ll enjoy some music, snacks and bonfires. Advance registration is required at riverclydepageant.com/solstice-walk. Admission is by donation. 

For attendees who do not wish to participate in the outdoor walk, an indoor Solstice experience will be offered in the sunroom of The Mill, with views of the lantern procession, live music, and a crafting activity.

A series of free public workshops for all ages will be offered leading up to the Solstice Walk. 

Solstice Walk lantern designer Laura Stinson will lead workshops on lantern creation using dogwood and willow on December 7 and 14 (venues to be confirmed). Artist and designer Lokki Ma will lead two lantern workshops for younger children at The Mill on December 9 and at the Summerside Rotary Library on December 16.

Food workshops return, offering participants a chance to explore diverse cultures through cooking and sharing food. A new cooking workshop led by Jamaican foodie Dershell Walker takes place on December 2 from 11 am–1 pm at The Mill. Iranian-born artist Monelli Rahmatian returns to lead a Persian cooking workshop on December 17 from 10 am–1 pm at The Mill. Monelli will also lead a dance workshop for Shabe Yalda, the Persian celebration of the Solstice, in Charlottetown on December 8.

 Workshop spots are limited. Register online at riverclydepageant.com/solstice-walk to reserve.