Wednesday 15 December 2021

Pagan Events Over Winter Solstice in London and Online

The winter solstice is on Tuesday 21 December this year. Here's a list of pagan, witchy and esoteric events over that time, with a mixture of online and in-person things to do to celebrate Yuletide and deepen your knowledge of seasonal folklore, magic and the esoteric. I generally list events in the UK, especially in or near London, but some are outside that time zone. If you know an online or London-based event you want included, please email 

Now to 24  December; Supervision. An esoteric art exhibition by Cathy Ward. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49a Museum Street, London WC1A.

Now to 3 January 2022 Fantastic Beasts™: The Wonder of Nature. Exhibition at the Natural History Museum, Waterhouse Gallery, South Kensington, London. Tickets: Adult £22, Conc £17.50.

Wednesday 15 December (every Wednesday); Wellbeing Wednesdays with Nadine and Caitriona. Online event. Time: 12.30pm. Tickets: £22 per monthly subscription. 

Wednesday 15 December; In Person Study and Conversation Group - From Crystals To Crocodiles with Margitta Ogundare and Dagmar Steffelbauer. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London · NW1 6XT. Time: 4.30pm. Entry: £3. h

Wednesday 15 December; Dark Folklore. Mark Norman, host of The Folklore Podcast, gives an online talk on the new book by himself and his wife Tracey. Event organised by the Folklore Society. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £5.

Wednesday 15 December; Celebrate the Solstice with Liz Dean (author of The Ultimate Guide to Tarot) and Suki Ferguson (author of Young Oracle Tarot). Free online event by Quarto Knows. Time: 6pm.

Wednesday 15, 22 and 29 December; Free taster sessions in mindfullness with Caitriona. Online event. (A course on the ther subject starts on 5 January). Time: 7pm. 

Wednesday 15 December; Magic, Witchcraft and Paranormal Walk. Meet at Saint Paul's Churchyard, London. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £15.

Wednesday 15 December (3rd Wednesday every month); The More Mead Moot. Venue: The Hope pub, Carshalton, Surrey. Time: 7:30pm. Free.

Wednesday 15 December NORMALLY WEEKLY BUT POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY; The Witching Hour on the Witches Inn YouTube channel. Time 8pm. Free.

Wednesday 15 December; Vodún Secrecy and the Search for Divine Power. Zoom talk Timothy R. Landry by Zoom through The Last Tuesday Society and The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities. Time: 8pm. Tickets · from £5.82.

Thursday 16 December; Midweek Meditation with the College of Psychic Studies. Time: 3pm. Tickets: free for members/£7.50 for non members.

Thursday 16 December; Cunning Folk Reading Group - Chill Tidings. Online event. Time: 7pm. Price: Free.

Thursday 16 December; Holiday Survival for Sensitives and Mystics with Leila Sadeghee. Digital event by She's Lost Control. Tickets: £25. Time: 7pm.

Thursday 16 December; Online ASSAP talk. Time: 7pm. Free event. Tickets available to ASSAP members. To join for £5 per year, visit 

Thursday 16 December; Cunning Folk presents Baba Yaga. Venue: online. Time: 8pm. Tickets: free.

Friday 17 December; Mystic Chat: Winter Magick and Traditions. Free online event. Time: 1am.

Friday 17 December; Bird Folklore Walk - The Paddock with The Conservation Volunteers. Venue: The Paddock Community Nature Park, Ferry Lane, London, N17 9NG. Time: 11.15am. Free.

Friday 17 December; Festive Fridays at the College - A chance to shop with 15% discount. Venue: College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB.. Time: 10.30am-4.30pm. Free.

Friday 17 December; Pre-Contemporary Books of Saint Cyprian: Reports And Manuscripts. Talk by José Leitão, author of The Book of St. Cyprian: The Sorcerer’s Treasure, via the Magickal Women Partnership. Venue: Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury SquareLondon, England, WC1A 2TA. Time: 5pm. Tickets: £10.

Friday 17 December; Wolf Song for Midwinter. Free webinar hosted by Elen Sentier. Time: 7pm.

Friday 17 December; Full Moon Event with Peace Fires. Light a candle or fire for peace wherever you are in the world, for just for 10 minutes or an hour or longer and state the intention: “Let there be peace on earth and love for one another.” Free. Details:

Friday 17 December; Yoga Vinyasa Flow Workshop with Global Fusion Music and Arts. Free online event. Time: 7.30pm.

Friday 17 December; Rising Rooted - Winter Solstice Ceremonial Conscious Dance by Wild Dancer UK. Venue: Paddington Arts, 32 Woodfield Road, London W9 2BE. Time: 7.40pm. Tickets: £16.76 – £22.15.

Saturday 18 December; The OBOD Online Gathering. A Winter Celebration by the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids. Starts 10am. Free.

Saturday 18 December; Pagan Federation 50th Anniversary Yule Festival. Free online event. Starts 11am.

Saturday 18 December; Full Moon in Gemini Ceremony with Yasmin Boland on Facebook live. Time: noon. Free.

Saturday 18 December; Holdablot, for members and friends of the Kith of the Tree and the Well, Hendon Heathens, Luna Iter, Dawn of the Oak and the Loose Association of Druids. Venue: Greenwich Park, Charlton Way, London. Bring offerings for the Goddess. Time: 2pm.

Saturday 18 December; Turn of the seasons - Winter. Forest therapy walk in Epping forest by The Connective Space. Estelle Asselin. Venue: Epping Forest, 6 Rangers Road, Chingford, London E4 7HQ. Time: 2pm. Tickets: £13.52 – £22.15.

Saturday 18 December; Kitchen Witch Winter Solstice Ritual. Online event for members of Kitchen Witch Coven of Natural Witchery group. Time: 7pm. Free.

Saturday 18 December;  Krampus - A lecture by Geraldine Beskin via Zoom. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: €15.  To register for the event, send an email to Details:

Sunday 19 December; Predicting with Tarot: How to See Upcoming Influences in the Cards. Online workshop with Avril Price via the College of Psychic Studies. Time: 10am-5pm. Tickets: £105.

Sunday 19 December; Mythic London Super-Walk. Three hour walk with Caroline Wise, co-author of The Sceret Lore of London. In-person event via Treadwell's. Meet outside St Clement Danes, Strand, St Clement Dane Church, Strand, Temple, London WC2R 1DH. Time: 11.20am start. Tickets: £30.

Sunday 19 December; Woodland Witches Yule 2021 Ceremony and Seasonal Gatheringwith Mani via London Woodland Witches, Wiccans and Pagans. Venue: Highgate Woods, North London. Meet at the Woodman pub. Time: 3pm. Tickets: £7.

Sunday 19 December; Dawn of the Oak. Pagan moot. Venue: The Sir John Oldcastle, Farringdon Road/Greville Street, London EC1M 3JF. Time: 3pm.

Sunday 19 December; Solstice and Sacred Cacao Ceremony by Mjfontaine; Venue: Bush Road, London E11 3AU. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £38.32 – £49.10.

Sunday 19 December; Indigo Earth - Solstice Moon Ceremony. Inclusive event with priest of Indigo Earth Joseph Atiase. Venue: Hackney Marshes, 146 Lea Bridge Road, London E5 9RB. Time: 5pm. Tickets by donation.

Sunday 19 December; Solstice Feminine Sanctuary. Venue: Globe House Yoga, London Bridge, The Tanneries, London, SE1 3XL. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £32 – £43.

Sunday 19 December; Woodland Bard Winter Solstice Special. Online event by Walkwithtrees. Time: 6pm. Tickets · £7.

Sunday 19 December; THIS IS NOW ONLINE Yule Pagan Celebration to mark the Winter Solstice. Via Zoom. Time: 7pm. Donations welcome. Register here:

Sunday 19 December; Replenish - Falling in love with ourselves. Replenishing Ceremonial Journey with Persephone and Aphrodite. Second in a series of rituals. People are welcome to join for one, some, or all of them. Time: 7pm. £12 per ticket.

Sunday 19 December; All About the Dark Moon with Amanda Simon. Digital event by She's Lost Control. Tickets: £25. Time: 7pm.

Sunday 19 December; Welsh Fairy Tales by Viktor Wynd on Zoom through The Last Tuesday Society and The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities. Time: 9pm. Tickets · from £5.82.

Monday 20 - Thursday 23 December; Winter Solstice Live From Stonehenge 2021. Free online livestreamed event. Starts 9am.

Monday 20 - Wednesday 22 December;  Winter Solstice Sunrise livestreamed from within Newgrange. and

Monday 20 - Friday 24 December; Lunchtime Yule stories. Online event by Jason Buck Storyteller. Time: 3pm. Tickets: £1.49-£6.99

Monday 20 December; The Pagan Yule: Wheel of the Year. Workshop with Rebecca Beattie, author of Nature Mystics, via Treadwell's Online. Time: 7pm start. Tickets: £20/£18.

Monday 20 December; Solstice Eve Ritual with Cunning Folk. Free online event. Time: 7pm. .

Monday 20 December;  Sea, Spirit and Stones - Women's Circle by Evie Montila - Holistic Therapist. Venue: The Beaverwood, Beaverwood Road, Chislehurst BR7. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £30.

Monday 20 December; Goddess Temple Winter Solstice Ceremony: Flame Goddess of Air. Online event by Glastonbury Goddess Temple. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £5.

Monday 20 December; Full Moon Circle with Tree Carr. Digital event by She's Lost Control. Tickets: £15. Time: 8.30pm.

Tuesday 21 December; The Rebirth of Mediumship: Winter Solstice Special. Online workshop with Hernan Cotroneo via the College of Psychic Studies. Time: 1pm-5pm. Tickets: £80.

Tuesday 21 December; Bringing in the Light: A Winter Solstice Healing Ceremony. Online workshop with Susan Gash via the College of Psychic Studies. Time: 2pm-5pm. Tickets: £75.

Tuesday 21 December; Aphrodite's Flame Winter Solstice Vigil. Join Aphrodite's Flame Keepers to tend a candle flame from for as long as you wish in your own home, from dusk to dusk. Venue: Worldwide. Details:

Tuesday 21 December; Winter Solstice Fire Ceremony - Joy and Release
by SoundSeva. Venue: Bija Garden, 108 St Kilda Rd, London W13 9DE. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £39.39.

Tuesday 21 December; The Natural History of Ghosts: A Lecture by Roger Clarke on Zoom through The Last Tuesday Society and The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets · from £5.82.

Tuesday 21 December;  Winter Solstice Celebration. Venue: The Mandrake, 20-21 Newman Street, London W1T 1PG. Time 7pm. Tickets: £40.

Tuesday 21 December; Kindred Spirits on the Winter Solstice! Gothic theatrical performance by Paul Bell. Venue: Calder Bookshop and Theatre, 51 The Cut, London SE1 8LF. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £20.

Tuesday 21 December; Slavic Stories for the Winter Solstice. Online event by In Feathers and Nana Tomova Storyteller. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets £7-£12.

Tuesday 21 December; Winter Solstice Ceremony with Tree Carr. Digital event by She's Lost Control. Tickets: £15. Time: 8.30pm.

Wednesday 22 December; Winter Solstice 2021 Stonehenge Sunrise Live. Facebook live event by English Heritage. Time: 7.24am. Free.

Wednesday 22, 23, 30 and 31 December; Crossbones Graveyard will be open for quiet contemplation from noon - 2pm. Location: Redcross Way, London, SE1 1TA:

Thursday 23 December; Midweek Meditation with the College of Psychic Studies via Zoom. Time: 3pm. Tickets: free for members/£7.50 for non members.

Thursday 23 December;  Lilith Dorsey, author of Orishas, Goddesses and Voodoo Priestesses - Meet and Greet, Drinks and Book Signing. In-person event at Treadwell's, London, 33 Store St, London WC1E 7BS, UK  Time: 4pm. Free, just turn up.

Thursday 23 December; Yule Ceremony on Hampstead Heath by Mani and Freya W via London Woodland Witches, Wiccans and Pagans. Meet outside Bistro Laz Restaurant, 1 Highgate West Hill, London N6 6JS to walk to the spot. Time: 5pm. Tickets: £10.

Thursday 23 December (every 23rd day of the month); Crossbones Vigil to honour the outcast dead of Crossbones Graveyard, Southwark. Location: Redcross Way, London, SE1 1TA. Time: 7pm. Free. Details here:

Friday 24 December; Legends and Lore of Winter: with Chad Lewis with Sycamore Library. Time: Midnight to 1am. Free online event.

Notes: I'm not responsible for the content of these events. I don't always know about changes or cancellations to events I don't run - tbc means to be confirmed. Contact event organisers directly if you have any questions, and please let me know if you are aware of something that needs correcting. I generally list things in the UK, especially in or near London, but some are outside that time zone. Where a practitioner is offering information about magical wellbeing and healing, this is *not* medical advice.


Jane Mortimer said...

Just to let people know that Rachel Patterson isn't hosting any more Friday morning Facebook chats till January.

Badwitch said...

Oh thanks for letting me know! Once again you are on the ball with what's going on Jane!