Winter Solstice Celebration

December 18, 2021 ⎪ 2pm-7pm

Start the journey to longer, brighter days with a luminary-lit walk around Oxbow.

Make a wintery visit to Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center part of your seasonal traditions and join us for a Winter Solstice Celebration! We’ll welcome the return of the sun with a magical luminary walk, cozy winter snacks, and fun for all ages. 

Stroll around the Oxbow grounds, soak up the calm and quiet of winter, and enjoy a family-friendly activity under our covered pergolas.  

Snacks, hot cider, cocoa, and tea are available for purchase at the Outdoor Kitchen (card only, please). The Farm Stand will be open until 4pm, stocked with fresh organic veggies and a selection of native plants from our nursery. 

Oxbow is located in Carnation, just 25 miles from Seattle and convenient to the East Side. 

See you there!

Parking and activities are FREE, but pre-registration is encouraged to allow enough space for enjoyment and healthy distancing. Edit: At this time, all our pre-registered spots have been booked. Walk-in guests are welcome, based on parking availability. 


Oxbow has accessible parking and restrooms. If you have specific questions about accessibility, please reach out at 

Food and Beverages 

Visit the Outdoor Kitchen to purchase a variety of snacks and beverages. Card only, please!  

Farm Stand 

The Farm Stand is open from 10am-4pm on the day of the event. Stock up on a variety of certified organic vegetables, plus fruit, mushrooms, and other goods from local producers, as well as native plants grown in Oxbow’s Native Plant Nursery. Card only, please! 

Masks must be worn at all times when inside the Farm Stand.  

What to wear and bring 

Terrain around the farm can be uneven; sturdy shoes or boots are recommended. Dress for the weather and be prepared to walk and explore! Credit cards are accepted for food, beverage, and Farm Stand purchases. 

Please bring your own flashlights or lanterns to help add some twinkle to your nighttime walk! 

Weather closures 

Oxbow is open rain or shine, except in cases of extreme weather (lighting, high winds, wildfire smoke, or flooding conditions that make it unsafe for visitors). Weather closures will be announced via email and posted on our website and social media. 

Health & Safety information 

  • Smoking, vaping, and alcohol are prohibited.  
  • With the exception of service animals, dogs are not permitted anywhere on Oxbow grounds, including in the parking area. Please leave your furry friends at home! 
  • Observe all posted signage indicating which areas are for visitors. If you come across an unmarked area, do not enter! 
  • Do not enter or harvest from any of the farm fields, including the Kids’ Farm, unless invited to by Oxbow staff. 
  • Be mindful that we have Honey Buckets for visitor bathroom use. We will have hand washing stations and hand sanitizer available. 

COVID-19 Policies 

  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms, please stay home! 
  • All visitors must wear masks when inside the Farm Stand and restrooms.  
  • Vaccinated Visitors: Masks are optional. You may want to continue wearing a mask if you’re at increased risk for severe infection, have an underlying health condition, or live with someone at increased risk. Parents are encouraged to model good masking behavior for their kids, who may be too young to be eligible for the vaccine and therefore are at risk for infection. 
  • Non-Vaccinated Visitors: Masks are strongly encouraged, especially when inside any structure and when within 6 feet of other people. 

Due to the impact of COVID-19 in Washington State and nationwide, changes to our current public schedule and other future events may occur. We are closely monitoring the situation and will post updates to our public hours and calendar of events on our website and Facebook page. Unless we have announced special event hours or open days, Oxbow is not open to the public; contact us via email if you have questions or need to reach a member of our staff. Thanks!