Longest Night 2019

longest-night-2016-altarInterfaith Celebration of the Winter Solstice
Thursday December 19, 2019
Doors open at 7:00 PM / Event 7:30 - 9 PM

Gates of Heaven Building
302 East Gorham Street
Madison, Wisconsin

Evening of Music, Stories, Reflections & Ceremony with Candlelight Meditation for World Peace




Please bring canned/boxed goods for Second Harvest Food Bank. Second Harvest Food Bank distributes millions of pounds of food each year throughout southwest Wisconsin, and we’re proud to be a part of their mission to ensure that "everyone in southwestern Wisconsin has enough of the right kinds of food to live a happy and healthy life."



Space is limited -- please register in advance. Email circle@circlesanctuary.org or call us at (608) 924-2216 to reserve your space.

$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.



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For more information, please contact the Circle Sanctuary office or call 608-924-2216.