In my quest for brighter days, I also take note of the winter solstice, when the sun is at its farthest point from Earth. I'm an optimist by nature, and although today I might feel a fleeting tinge of abandonment around 6:08 p.m., I know that from this point on, the days will just keep getting longer. If that sounds like cause for celebration, enjoy time-honored Yuletide traditions such as mummer's plays, Morris dancing and wassailing at the Winter Solabration from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Highlands Masonic Center, 3550 Federal Boulevard. Tickets are $32 for adults, $18 for teens, $8 for kids six to twelve and free for kids under six. For details, see www.wsolstice.org or call the event hotline at 303-571-9112.
Sat., Dec. 22, 6 p.m.-midnight, 2007