Winter Solstice

Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

Featuring exclusive concert by Scott Jeffers Traveler 

Wednesday December 21, 2022


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. Bar with alcohol and hot drinks will be available for purchase.

Run of Day

5pm – 5.30pm – Doors open and caroling by “Eclectic Soul”
5.15pm – 6.15pm – Family Story Hour in McClelland Library
5.30pm – 6pm – Remembrance memorial
6pm – 6.45pm – Druids ritual
7pm – 9pm – Scott Jeffers Traveler concert

Story Hour Information

The Winter Solstice Storytime and craft will held inside the McClelland Library on the first floor during the remembrance memorial from 5.15 – 6.15pm. Families are welcomed to join us while we read two books.
Children must be accompanied by and adult.

Get tickets now

Members – $15
Non-Member – $20
Kids under 6 – Free

About Scott Jeffers Traveler


Traveler brings you a Winter Holiday concert that is as unique as it is fun. With sounds from Celtic and World influences, they bring you traditional Christmas tunes like you’ve never heard them before, as well as original compositions inspired by their world travels. Enjoy fan Favorites including O Come, O Come Emmanuel and Little Drummer Boy, along with the silliness of The Grinch. Be transported to faraway lands through the ethnic sounds of Celtic and Middle Eastern music, and become part of the fun with an audience sing-along. The Traveler Christmas concert is a truly magical experience that is filled with all the joy the holiday can bring.