Winter Solstice

Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

Tuesday December 21, 2021


The Winter Solstice, now as in ancient times, marks the longest night of the year, when the sun is at its lowest elevation in the sky. The return of the sun from its most southern position in the horizon as always been of great ceremonial significance, while also serving as a celestial clock.

Here in Phoenix the occasion is marked by music, poetry and crafts. The evening starts with a brief remembrance of those we have lost. Then onto the bonfire where the Grove of the Rising Phoenix will invite all to join in a community celebration of the New Year using elements of druidic rituals. A video presentation on New Grange and the Solstice tradition follows in the Great Hall accompanied by Storytime in the clos. The celebration closes with concert by Heidi Riggs and her fiddle. Beverages will be available for purchase.

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Members – $10
Non-Member – $15
Kids under 6 – Free

Story Hour Information

The Winter Solstice Storytime and craft will be outside on the northeast side of the McClelland Library during the showing of the film.
Families are welcomed to join us while we read “The Reasons for the Seasons” by Gail Gibbons and “The Longest Night” by Marion Dane Bauer.
Children 5 and younger must be accompanied by and adult.