Annual Winter Solstice Celebration – Cancelled
Monday December 21, 2020 4PM – 9PM
Gates open 4PM
The Winter Solstice, now as in ancient times, marks the longest night of the year, whereby the sun is at its lowest elevation in the sky. The return of the sun from its most southern position on the horizon has always been of great ceremonial significance, in addition to serving as a celestial clock. Here in Phoenix the occasion is marked by an evening of togetherness.
The evening starts with a brief remembrance for those we’ve lost, especially in this year of global pandemic, then takes us to the bonfire where the Grove of the Rising Phoenix invite all to join them in a community celebration of the new year using elements of Druidic rituals. A presentation on New Grange and the solstice tradition follows in the Great Hall. The celebration closes with The Big Fellas entertaining us with their inimitable renditions of Celtic folk songs. Cash bar available. Social distancing and masks are required.
Children under 12
Must register all children attending.