Circle Sanctuary Community Yule Festival 2018

BefanaSaturday December 22, 2018

Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
near Barneveld, Wisconsin

Coordinated by Jenn Butterfield

Celebrate the Winter Solstice & Full Moon

 The Circle Sanctuary Community invites you to join us as we celebrate the Yuletide season. Learn the tales and crafts of old with us as we gather in the spirit of the season.

Conclude your day with the Winter Solstice Full Moon Circle, as we honor the start of a new Solar Year.



10 am

Open for arrivals & Circle Resources Shop open

10:30 am

Solstice Welcome Circle with Selena Fox

11 am

Yuletime Crafts with Jenn Butterfield
Create "ginger bread" houses with graham crackers and ornaments for your tree with salt dough to take home or perfect for gift giving!

Self-Guided Winter Wonderland Nature Walks

1 pm

Potluck Lunch and Baked Potato Bar

2:30 pm

Performance of Old Befana by Ken Lonquist & Troupe
Join us for a musical about the Yuletide/Christmas Crone Witch. A recipe for enchantment, its warmth and magic stirs audiences of all ages, and puts an illuminating spin on a familiar night of Kings, caravans, a bright shining star, angels... and a very special child.

4 pm

Happy Holidays: Yuletide Ugly Sweater Contest
Come wearing your finest hard-to-look-at sweater, and try to win the honor of the ugliest! Categories will be:
* Animal inspired
* Red neck
* Homemade
* This belongs on a tree
* Fairy tales

5 pm

Winter Solstice Full Moon Ritual with Selena Fox

6:30 pm

Closing and Final Departures
We wish you and your family blessings of joy, happiness, and peace. Thank you for sharing your day with us.


Items to Bring:

  • 3 or more cans of food to donate to Circle’s annual charity food drive
  • Potluck Lunch contribution (see our Potluck Guidelines)
  • Drum, rattle, or other musical instrument if you have one.
  • Dress in holiday colors of red, white, and green if you'd like to!
  • Ugly holiday sweater for the contest - the tackier, the better!



Adults (each): Through 12/21 AT THE DOOR
Circle Sanctuary Members $20 $25
Non-Members $25 $30
Children 5+ (each) Through 12/21 AT THE DOOR
  $5 $10

Children under 5 are free.


 To register, please use the link provided below or email with registrants names, ages (if under 18), and all contact info. Registration is also available at your time of arrival.


Past Community Yule Celebrations

2005   2006   2007  2009   2010   2011   2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017

 More about Winter Solstice



If you have questions, please contact the Circle Office.