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Wave hill Winter Solstice Wishes credit Joshua Bright md
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Winter Solstice Wishes

Wave Hill House, Armor Hall
Free, and admission to the grounds is free on Thursdays
Wave hill Winter Solstice Wishes credit Joshua Bright md
Photo: Joshua Bright

This event is at capacity.
We welcome everyone to come enjoy the gardens at night during the Winter Solstice, but only current registrants will be granted access to the indoor program in Armor Hall.

Celebrate the longest night of the year, the Winter Solstice, with lantern-crafting, cookie-decorating, and warm wishes for the season. Gather in majestic Armor Hall to decorate solstice-inspired sugar cookies and design a simple paper lantern with your wish or intention, then float your wish lantern at the Aquatic Garden. As the lanterns drift together, their light represents the individual and collective sentiments of the Wave Hill community. Adults and kids 10 and older are invited to come early for a Winter Solstice Walk. Winter Haven event.

On Thursday evenings, enjoy self-guided activities outdoors along our lighted pathways. The Café, Conservatory and Shop are open until 7:00PM. The grounds close at 7:30PM.

Advance registration encouraged, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251. Day-of registration based on availability and not guaranteed.

Questions? Please email us at or call the telephone number and extension above.

Cancellations due to inclement weather will be posted on our website home page.

Wave Hill House and Armor Hall are wheelchair-accessible. There is an accessible, ground-level entrance at the front of the building with a power-assist door. The restroom on the ground level is all-gender and ADA-compliant. Additional ADA-compliant restrooms are available on the lower level, which can be accessed by elevator.

The route to the Aquatic Garden includes sloping paved and gravel paths, as well as occasional low steps.

Paths will be gently lit.

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