The Health Alternatives & Sustainability Event Calendar for Southern Colorado

From Mountain Peaks to Sand Dunes, Southern Colorado is full of variety. It is a great place to live and a fun place to visit. provides a way for locals to connect with the people in their community and a venue to support local events through promotion and marketing support. features a wide variety of events including festivals, races, classes and so much more.

December Full Moon
Dec 18 @ 6:28 pm – 7:28 pm

December’s full moon begins at 9:37pm MST (Denver) on the 18th.

It is also called the Cold Moon, Oak Moon, Moon before Yule, Long Night Moon

The Yule reference is to the Pagan holiday Yule which coincides with Winter Solstice

The Long Night Moon coincides with Solstice which is the shortest day of the year in this hemisphere, and the longest night.

Winter Solstice
Dec 21 @ 8:45 am – 9:00 am

Winter Solstice will begin at 8:58 am MST on December 21.

It is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere; the longest day of the year in the Southern.

It occurs when the sun’s zenith is at its farthest point south from the Equator, over the Tropic of Capricorn and the North Pole tilts away from the sun.

In Earth-based religions (Pagan Religions), Winter Solstice is the beginning of the Yule holiday. Yule is considered the turning point. It is when the days start getting longer and thoughts turn to sunshine and renewing life.


It is also called the Longest Night.  Longest Night is recognized by many homeless advocacy groups.  Check your local calendars for their evening events.