CLE on the Cheap has been rather shopping-centric lately, but there are other things to do in Greater Cleveland during the holiday season.
Tonight, for example, you can welcome the Winter Solstice. Technically it doesn’t arrive until Saturday, but let's not stand on ceremony.
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes is holding the Winter Solstice Eve Luminary Walk from 6 to 8 p.m. The free event will take place along the All People’s Trail, which opened in November. The half-mile trail is an elevated railed boardwalk that’s accessible to people of all physical abilities, so it lives up to its name.
Besides taking part in tonight’s walk, visitors are invited to take selfies at the Rose Foundation gazebo and enjoy cocoa and hot mulled cider by a fire inside the Nature Center.
Organizers say this year’s event has spurred a lot of interest, so they expect a big turnout. That’s a good thing, but parking could be an issue. A post on the Facebook event page suggests taking RTA. The Green Line stops at the Rapid’s South Park Station, a short walk from Shaker Lakes.
Tonight’s celebration is free, although donations are welcome. And if you still need to buy some gifts, the Duck Pond Gift Shop will be open and other vendors will be on site.