This time of the Year it is getting too fast too dark and that means two things. First thing is that you have to shoot as “quick” as you can with the available light and second thing is that bring your tripod with you. Second thing also a blessing since you can try out to get a most of the dark situation by playing with long exposures.
There is a good chance to catch something that your eye can’t see. So your mind have to be in a creative mode to try out something and mostly you’re going to miss, but every now and then you get something that is worth the trouble.
Here is a link to pictures from the Cruising.