The holiday season can be a busy and stressful time. So why not take a moment to step back, relax and enjoy a therapeutic Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk?

Make plans to attend the annual Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk in Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens this Thursday Dec 13 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Head to the Northeast corner of the Agricultural Administration Building (2120 Fyffe Road Columbus) for a peaceful experience to welcome winter.

Director Mary Maloney will give a brief overview of the labyrinth as a meditative tool at 6 p.m. and then participants will enjoy a walk on the circular stone labyrinth, roasting chestnuts, hot chocolate and s’mores.

Parking is $2 an hour and the parking kiosk is in the adjacent lot.

For more information on this year’s Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk, visit

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