Ring of Fire & Hope

Sunday, December 31, 2023 @ 7:00 PM SHARP 

Along the shores of Birch Bay from Birch Bay State Park to Birch Bay Village.

Find a spot and light your flare right at 7:00 PM. It looks like a beautiful string of Christmas lights surrounding Birch Bay.

Photo Courtesy of Dan Gibson

Join the fun in Birch Bay and plan to ring in the New Year with our annual Ring of Fire & Hope Tradition!

As always a limited number of complimentary biodegradable flares will be available on a first come first serve basis. Please remember the following when picking up your flares:

  • Only 1 flare per family.
  • We cannot give out a flare for you to give to a different family (Please understand this is due to insurance requirements & need for liability wavers.)
  • We cannot give a flare to anyone under 18 years old. 
  • If you want multiple flares, you can purchase extras at the following local businesses:

Stay tuned for more information on when and where we will be available to hand out flares. Reusable flares will be back by popular demand! Stay tuned on more information on when and where you can purchase yours!

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Ring of Fire & Hope Details

The Birch Bay Visitor & Information Center, located at 7900 Birch Bay Drive, will have a limited supply of flares available to the public.

We will start passing out flares at 5pm on 12/31/2019. One flare will be available per family while supplies last.

Flares should only be handled by adults.

At 7pm light your flare and place it on the shore near the water. It will burn for approx 15-30 mins. 

Do not leave any trash on the shore (plastic cap from flare).