Last evening my daughter and I decided to attend the Winter Solstice event to see what it's like.
First we stopped to enjoy the ice carvers.
We went into the gift shop and heard Christmas music emanating from the greenhouse, and discovered this violinist and flautist there, along with a small but appreciative audience.
After warming up, we braved the cold again and got some hot chocolate (with a hint of hazelnut flavor...mmmmm!) and brownies. There were some winter animals available for petting: A reindeer, an owl, and a bunny. The reindeer was so loved that I could not get a good camera shot.
After warming up at the fire pit, we followed the luminary path over to the Lilly House.
Inside we watched a harpist make beautiful music. We were not allowed to use flash photography inside the house, so these images are a bit blurry.
After our Lilly House tour, we took a few more shots outside before leaving for home.
Blurry shot because we didn't want to use flash.
What a nice mother/daughter date!