The light of day will get shorter leading up to the winter solstice, December 21st at precisely 11:28 a.m. On this day, it will be the longest night of the year as well, in the Northern Hemisphere. The earth's axis will tilt us to the farthest point away from the sun. Of course it won't be a drastic move - although it would be pretty cool if it was - it happens gradually and is amazing. Expect to have early sunsets, which if you're a sunset chaser could be a good thing.
Looking outside now, I'm seeing the first light. The contrast of the dark sky pushing down against the rise through the trees is quite a beautiful thing to witness. A new day is here, welcome and a really cold one apparently, as it won't reach beyond 31 degrees here today.