Yes, Vir­ginia, there is a sol­stice

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On Tues­day, Dec. 21, the sun will set at 4:54 p.m. in Santa Fe, mark­ing the win­ter sol­stice, the short­est day of the year. The Santa Fe Chil­dren’s Mu­seum cel­e­brates the sea­sonal event with a spate of full-moon out­door ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren. Kids can snake their way through a labyrinth made of lu­mi­nar­ias, watch “fly­ing faroli­tos” take to the air, join a drum cir­cle lead by Akeem Ayan­niyi, and lis­ten to win­ter sto­ries told by Juli­ette Stavely. S’mores and hot cider will be served. The event runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tues­day, Dec. 21; tick­ets are $5.

Af­ter Christ­mas, the mu­seum also fea­tures three hol­i­day per­for­mances. On Mon­day, Dec. 27, the Smokin’ Bachi Taiko group per­forms Ja­panese-style Taiko drum­ming. On Tues­day, Dec. 28, Clan Tynker — an en­sem­ble of per­form­ers trained as jug­glers, ma­gi­cians, and tightrope walk­ers — shows off its prow­ess on the high wire. Fi­nally, on Wed­nes­day, Dec. 29, Scott and Jo­hanna Hon­gell-Darsee de­liver “The Rose­mary Plant,” a mu­si­cal sto­ry­telling per­for­mance based on a clas­sic Ital­ian folk tale. All per­for­mances cost $5 and run from 6 to 7 p.m. The mu­seum is at 1050 Old Pe­cos Trail. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 989-8359.

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