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December Lunar: Yule

December 16, 2023 at 1:00 pm to 11:30 pm

All are invited to Lunar Gatherings at Oak Spirit Sanctuary.

We welcome everyone to Oak Spirit Sanctuary’s last event of the year.  Yule is a day-long event celebrating the winter solstice and return of the sun.  Arrive at any point in the day or evening and join the events going on at that time.  Below, you will find the schedule of the day’s events and information about those happenings.   All activities are for people of any age and are family friendly. 

This event is free and donations are gratefully accepted.

Schedule:

1:00 pm: We begin with decorating the Yule tree. Afternoon snacks and cider provided.

1:30 pm:  Yule Crafts:  Simple bird feeder and ornament at two crafting stations

3:00-4:00 pm Year and a Day Class:  “How the Circle Works, and How to Help”

4:30 pm– Gift Exchange (optional)–If you would like to participate, bring a gift (price limit around $10.00 maximum) We’ll have a fun exchange game.

5:00 pm – In this time frame: Visit from Father Yule & Community Potluck. 

OSS will provide turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy.  Please bring a dish to feed 10 to 12 people.   Gluten-free options are appreciated!  Bring an ingredients list or you can write one at the event.

6:30 pm – Ritual: A special Yuletide ritual event is planned {Please note for anyone with Cedar allergies: Cedar wood will be burned during this ritual}

7:00 pm – Story Time

7:30 pm – Join in the singing of “creatively adapted” traditional carols around the bardic fire!  Songbooks are provided.