The first day of winter this year falls on Friday, Dec. 21. It coincides with the Winter Solstice, which takes place at 6:12 a.m. EST, according to almanac.com.
Before the season changes, share your favorite fall images by clicking on the "upload photos and videos" button.
Each week we're giving away a Patch gear prize pack to one winner selected at random from the readers whose photos are featured Monday through Saturday. The winner will be announced Sunday. Photos uploaded to the Featured Photos articles or to one of our neighborhood galleries qualify.