Longest Night 2017

yule-2017-candle-altarWinter Solstice Celebration
Wednesday December 20, 2017
7:00 PM

Gates of Heaven Building
302 East Gorham Street
Madison, Wisconsin

A Multicultural Ceremonial Evening of Music, Poetry, & Storytelling by

  • Lori Skelton
  • Nancy Vedder Shults
  • Ken Lonquist
  • Cecilia Farran
  • Georgette Paxton
  • Dianne Duggan
  • Grace Kilpatrick
  • Chris Eldridge
  • Mari Powers
  • Chip Brown
  • Selena Fox
  • others

Concludes with a Candlelight Meditation for World Peace.

pdfDownloadable Flyer (290k .pdf)

Please bring canned goods for Yuletide charity food drive helping those in need in southwestern Wisconsin.

Doors open for arrivals at 6:30pm



Space is limited -- please register in advance

$10 / adult, $5 / youth with proceeds to benefit Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve

Children under 5 are free.



Gates of Heaven, located in James Madison Park at the corner of Gorham and Butler Streets, is a historic building on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1863, it is the eighth oldest surviving synagogue building in the United States. Since its purchase, relocation, and restoration by the City of Madison in 1971, it has served as a community venue for concerts, weddings, celebrations, and other events.  This was the first site for Circle Sanctuary's annual multicultural Winter Solstice Celebration when it began in 1979.



Please contact the Circle office at circle@circlesanctuary.org or call 608-924-2216.