Yule 2018

yule-wreathSaturday December 22, 2018

Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
near Barneveld, WI

Coordinated by Jenn Butterfield

Light & Lore of the 12 Days of Yule
The Circle Sanctuary Community invites you to join us as we celebrate the Yuletide season.  It is another shift of the wheel, and though the days grow longer with the promise of Spring returning, the coldest days still lie ahead.

Articles, rituals, & more about Winter Solstice lore & traditions

Celebrating the Seasons: Winter Solstice 



10 am

Open for arrivals & Circle Resource Shop open

10:30 am

Welcome Circle with Selena

11 am

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

1 pm

Potluck Lunch and Baked Potato Bar

2:30 pm

Old Befana: a musical based on an ancient Yuletide story.
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

Ugly Sweater Contest & Pageant
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

Yuletide Full Moon Ritual with Selena Fox
Celebrating Winter Solstice and the Full Moon with candlelight meditation, Yule Log bonfire, and blessings for the new solar year.

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 food drive, benefitting the local food pantry
  • Your own mid-day lunch if you'd like one.
  • 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!
  • Your ugly sweater for the Contest and Pageant.   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
3 Days $5 $10

Children under 5 are free.




If you have questions, please contact the Circle Office.