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Yule graphicDecember 16, 2023
IN PERSON at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
near Barneveld, WI

Be the Light!  
Celebrating the returning Light and Life!

Register NOW: registration closes at 11:59pm on December 14th!


9:30 AM Gate Opens for Arrivals
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 Introduction to Wreaths Across America and Wreath Blessing with Rev. Selena Fox
11 AM 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.

Yule Log Creation in the Temple Room
For those not participating in the cemetery activity, decorating of the Yule Log will happen. Resource Shop will be open for shopping!
Noon Lunch
Please bring your own sack lunch to enjoy. Water, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and Wassail will be provided.
1 PM Tea Light Crafting with Rev. Sharon
Join in a fun ornament crafting of tea light snowmen and reindeer.
2:30 PM Community Gift Exchange
Bring a gift, get a gift!
3:30 PM Yule Community Ritual with Rev. Sharon and others
Join in our community ritual as we celebrate the light of the sun returning to us and bringing life and warmth with it! Followed by the Yule Log burning at the community fire.
4:30 PM Final Take-Down and Departures
Please take a few minutes to help with take-down of our day together before you journey home with the light of community holding you.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Offering of small crystals, fresh flowers, other items for Fairy Shrine.

  • Canned goods to donate to Circle Sanctuary's annual charity food drive (optional)


Adult admission is $30, admission for youths 5-17 is $15, and admission for children 0-5 is free.

Register Now!

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.


For any questions, please contact the Circle office.

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Barneveld, WI 53507

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