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Sailing Into The Winter Solstice

Every year Carroll Creek Park is filled with individually designed lighted sailboats. This floating light installation sets sail in November and is on display through the Fire In Ice event in February. 

Sailing Through Winter Solstice Jeff Socha 8Color On The Creek

This project is made possible by local nonprofit Color On The Creek, the same group that is responsible for the beautiful lilies that float on the creek through the summer months. Frederick businesses are invited to sponsor and design a boat to be on display. What many people might not realize is that this is also a competition! Anyone viewing the boats can vote for their favorite by making a donation to the project. The boat with the most votes at the end of the season is declared the winner and decides which local charity receives the funding. 

Sailing Through Winter Solstice Jeff Socha 6Day or Night

You can view the boats anytime day or night. In fact, you may want to take a look while it's light out and again after it gets dark and the lights come on. Lights typically turn on at sunset, so this is a great time to see them both ways.