Friends of Sears Island will host a winter solstice celebration of light on Friday, December 21, from 6 to 7 p.m. Attendees will walk a path lit with hundreds of luminarias. The walk will culminate in music, readings, cocoa and cookies on the beach. The nondenominational celebration is free and open to all. Sears Island is located at the end of Sears Island Road off Route 1, just east of Searsport. Participants can park along the causeway at the end of the road and should gather at the island gate just beyond the parking area by 6 p.m. Bring a flashlight or lantern that uses a battery-operated light. No flames or pets will be permitted. In the event of inclement weather, the celebration will be cancelled. 

For updates, check www.friendsofsearsisland.org, www.facebook.com/friendsofsearsisland, or email outreach@friendsofsearsisland.org. Shown here, 

Sears Island sunset at last year’s winter solstice.