This year the winter solstice will coincide with a lunar eclipse of the Full Moon - truly something special for the longest night of the year. I know folks who are planning on sitting up and trying to see it over the water, and I've heard of others going on hikes in the dark or other special nature outings.
I don't know what we are going to do - my energy level is a bit low for coming up with anything beyond the candle-lighting ceremony my family does every year. But it's still nice just to note that the eclipse is happening, even if we don't get a chance to see it.
I wish one of these hikes was in Washington, but if you live elsewhere here are organized hikes listed.