The December Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will include light hors d’oeuvres. Because space is limited, reservations are recommended.
The sun will set at 5:45 p.m. and the “Cold” moon will rise at 6:00 p.m. on December 22. The December full moon is called the Cold moon for obvious reasons: winter is about to arrive and temperatures are dropping. It’s getting cold! Full Moon names are attributable to Native American tribes, most notably the Algonquin, who named the moons to mark the changing seasons.
After sunset, people without reservations are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit. Cost is $10.00 for the general public and $5.00 for SGLA members.
The Cape St. George Light is located in St. George Lighthouse Park at the center of St. George Island, where Island Drive (the road off the bridge) ends at Gulf Beach Drive. Parking is available in lots at either side of the park.
For more information, please contact the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 850-927-7745.