Celebrating the Seasons

Yule 2022

Yule Festival 2022 square-2

Yule 2022
December 17th, 2022

Jingle & Mingle

Join us as we honor not only the quiet time of the year but celebrate our community Yule!  Through reflection we will go within ourselves and our homes to reflect on all we’ve been through in this past year and to purge what no longer serves us.  Together, we’ll embrace the peace that comes from the darkness and stillness of the Winter Solstice, knowing that just around the corner we will all rise with renewed energy to the returning Sun.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

 

9:30 AM: Open for Arrivals and Mingling
Resource shop open for Yule shopping.  Please bring donations of non-perishable food items to be donated to the local food pantry!

10 AM: Community Welcome Circle

10:30 AM: Saturnalia: Roman Pagan Origins of Christmas Customs with Rev. Selena Fox 

Noon: Lunch
Please bring your own sack lunch to enjoy.  Water, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and Wassail will be provided. 

1 PM: Wreaths Across America Ceremony with Rev. Selena Fox
This ceremony is held in Circle’s Green Cemetery in conjunction with National Wreaths Across America Day, where wreath-laying ceremonies are held at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,500 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. 

Reflections in the Temple Room
A time for introspection, to sit back, rest and withdraw, embracing the darkness to find peace and reflect and consider what next year may look like for you.  Bring your candles, journals, knitting, a book etc.

2:30 PM: Witch Bell Crafting
The spiritual meaning of bells can be that of beginnings and endings. The celebration of the Yule holiday is a time to clean your home creating a space free from any negative energy or memories which may have accumulated over the year past.  With intention, we will create Witch Bells to hang over your doors or door knobs to be used for warding off negative energy and bringing positive energy, protection, prosperity and good fortune to your home.

3:30 PM: Community Gift Exchange
Bring a gift, get a gift!

5 PM: Yule Community Ritual

5:30 PM: Final Departures

 

Items To Bring:

  • Ritual garb and/or brightly colored clothes, as well as a crown of flowers or greens for your head or bells for your feet, to wear during the main ritual.
  • Offering of small crystals, fresh flowers, other items for Fairy Shrine.
  • Journal and writing implements
  • Offering of small stones, crystals, rocks, flowers for the Stone Circle
  • Your own refillable water bottle and coffee cup to use for drinks at meals and other times.
  • Drum, rattle, or other rhythm instrument.

 

REGISTRATION

All registrants must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.  If we do not have your vaccination info on file, please email a photo of each person's vaccination card to circle@circlesanctuary.org.

No registrations will be accepted at the gate.  All attendees must observe Circle's COVID Guidelines.

Adult admission is $25 before 12/7, and $30 from 12/7 through 11:59pm on 12/14. Admission for youths 5-17 is $15 before 12/7, and $20 from 12/7 through 11:59pm on 12/14. Admission for children 0-5 is free.

 

Registration for this event is limited.  Please register online to guarantee you will be able to attend.

Cancellations received before December 12th will be refunded minus 50% processing fee. Cancellations received on December 12th or later will not be refunded. Please refer to Circle's cancellation policy if you should need to cancel your event registration.

 

Questions?

If you have questions, please contact the Circle Office.