Thursday 18 December 2014

Winter Solstice and Yuletide Pagan Events

Thursday 18 December; PFL Yule Open Ritual facilitated by Two4Joy and Friends. Venue: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn London. Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start. Ritual ends around 9pm followed by feasting until 10pm. Entrance: £6/£5 PF members. Please bring seasonal food and drinks to share at feast after ritual. For more details, visit

Thursday 18 December; Croydon CoA Gathering: Social evening open to all Pagan Paths at 1 Mathews Yard off Surrey Street, Croydon. Event held on the third Thursday of the month at 8pm. For any questions email or visit

Friday 19 December; Yule party at Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm. Free, but advance reservation essential. Tel: 00207 419 8507 or email:

Friday 19 December; Project Crossroads - charity event organised by the Pagan Federation London. Bring a sandwich, a drink and items of warm clothing to give away to the homeless. Meet at Pret A Manger, Marble Arch, London at 8pm.

Saturday 20 December: Free and Open Gorsedd of Caer Aribi Winter Solstice Druidic ceremony to celebrate the Winter Solstice (Alban Arthan) at Avebury Stone Circle, Wiltshire. Meet at the Red Lion pub from noon for a ceremony at 1.30pm. Free event, all welcome, offerings of song, poetry, bread and mead are welcome. Overnight camping is available in the overflow carpark.

Saturday 20 December; Christmas Plays from Oberufer Presented by ‘Friends of Rudolf Steiner House’ at Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT. Time: 3.30pm and 4.30pm;

Saturday 20 December; Urubu Winter Solstice Ecstatic Dance Celebration. Venue: London location revealed only to meetup group members. Doors open at 7pm no entry after 7:30. Dress code: Strictly white. Cost: £20 for our meetup members, price on the door is £30. Join the meetup group on:

Sunday, December 21; Avebury rite and pub lunch organised by the London Wicca Meetup Group. Members will leave London around 10.30am for a rite at Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire at 12.30pm followed by pub lunch. For more details and to book a place, visit:

Sunday 21 December; Wheel of the Year Festival - Winter Solstice Meditation at Chalice Well World Peace Garden, in Glastonbury. Gather at the Well Head at noon for celebration and meditation until 12.30pm, followed by a chance to chat around the fire on the lower lawn. Free admission to the gardens from 10am to noon. For more details and to book, visit the website

Sunday 21 December; PFL Yuletide Family Gathering at Trent Park, Enfield. Meet at the playground behind the cafe, at the Cockfosters entrance at noon.

Sunday 21 December; Alban Arthuan on Primrose Hill under the Aegis of the Loose Association of Druids. Gather in the Hawthorne Grove at Primrose Hill, London, between 12.30pm and 12.45pm to prepare the site ready for a prompt 1pm start. Nearest tube: Chalk Farm. Bring a small contribution of food and drink to share. All are welcome.

Sunday 21 December; Winter Solstice Blot to Holda. A blot hosted jointly by the Kith of Yggdrasil, Hendon Heathens and the Dawn of the Oak. To celebrate the Winter Solstice at Holda's Well, Greenwich Park. Then to a nearly hostelry for a yule tipple.

Sunday 21 December; Winter Solstice Ceremony and Activation Alignment: Rebirth of Light, with Aang and Vaz via the London College of Spirituality, Venue: Windsor Suite, Columbia Hotel, 95- 99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS. Time: 1pm. Price:£55 per person. To book a place and more details visit:

Sunday 21 December; The Circle of Ankerwycke Yule Open Ritual at Wraysbury, Staines. Location: Outdoors under an ancient yew tree, deep in woodland and very private. Advance booking essential. Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start. Phone: (07735) 528320.

Sunday 21 December; London Dreamtime presents The Snow Queen. Venue: Secret Location near Whitestone Pond, London NW3. Time: 2.30pm, Cost: £3 per person. Booking essential to reserve a place. Email or visit the London Dreamtime website on:

Monday 22 December: Stonehenge Winter Solstice Managed Open Access with a celebration at sunrise at the stone circle. Entry is allowed from 7.45am. For full details, visit:

Monday 22 December: Temple of the Heart with Aang organised through the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace, London, W2 3SH. Time: 7.15pm to 9pm. £15.

Monday 22 December; Winter Solstice – Myths and Pies. Talk by with David Goddard, author of The Sacred Magic of the Angels,in a series of talks on the The Western Esoteric Tradition. Venue The Atlantis Bookshop, Museum Street, London WC1. Time: 7pm. Tickets £15. To attend this event you must reserve a place in advance. For more details contact the Atlantis Bookshop on 020 7405 2120.

Monday 22 December; Psychic Circle run by Shamanic Spirit at a venue in Croydon, South London. The circle is held on Mondays fortnightly starting at 7.30pm. Cost £5. For more details and to book places call 07952 041477. For more information, visit

Tuesday 23 December; Crossbones Vigil to honour The Goose and the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard. Gather from 6.45pm for a 7pm start in Redcross Way outside the Memorial Gates, SE1 1TA, opposite the Boot and Flogger pub, just north of the junction with Union Street. Nearest tubes Borough or London Bridge. The event is free, but donations are welcome. For more details, visit

Sunday, December 28; Feast of Fools with the London Wicca Meetup Group. Event is open to anyone who has attended a London Wicca Meetup Group ritual previously. Venue is a private dwelling in Tooting. Meet at Tooting Bec Tube station at 7.30pm. Advance reservation required. Contact numbers: 07581 198380 and 07848 448669. Website:


Anonymous said...

I'm abroad at the moment and missing out on all these great Yule & solstice celebrations. Is it just me, or are there a lot more of them now than a few years back? Promising sign!

Wish I was back home so I could go to one, but will try to do the best with what's going on in my (Orthodox) locale.

Looking outside today, the scenes quite ominous with the unseasonal weather; climate change is unquestionable now (not like anyone reading this blog probably ever had any questions about its reality). Still, I'm blown away by the realization that today, on the 2nd darkest day of the year, I feel the life inside the earth more powerfully than I have in a long time. I wonder if its the because so many people's thoughts are focused in it today... To me its never been so clear that the earth can and will still create, if only we let it. I hope that everyone ho is attending a rite this solstice will take some time think about how they can help that process of creation, and stop others from suppressing it, in the next year.

Happy Yule Badwitch blog!

Badwitch said...

Could just be that I'm finding out about more of them to list on my blog.