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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/fantastic-beasts-the-wonder-of-nature.html?
Wednesday 15 December (every Wednesday); Wellbeing Wednesdays with Nadine and Caitriona. Online event. Time: 12.30pm. Tickets: £22 per monthly subscription. https://behappiest.co.uk/
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. hhttps://www.meetup.com/rudolf-steiner-spiritual-science/events/
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. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dark-folklore-tickets-199368314997?
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. https://www.quarto.com/page/article/winter-solstice?
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. https://behappiest.co.uk/
Wednesday 15 December; Magic, Witchcraft and Paranormal Walk. Meet at Saint Paul's Churchyard, London. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £15. https://uk.funzing.com/funz/magic-witchcraft-paranormal-walk-17554
Wednesday 15 December (3rd Wednesday every month); The More Mead Moot. Venue: The Hope pub, Carshalton, Surrey. Time: 7:30pm. Free. https://www.facebook.com/Pagan-FutureFests-352385661439366/
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. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-viktor-wynd-museum-amp-the-last-tuesday-society-12203346619
Thursday 16 December; Midweek Meditation with the College of Psychic Studies. Time: 3pm. Tickets: free for members/£7.50 for non members. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
Thursday 16 December; Cunning Folk Reading Group - Chill Tidings. Online event. Time: 7pm. Price: Free. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/cunning-folk-7829505560
Thursday 16 December; Holiday Survival for Sensitives and Mystics with Leila Sadeghee. Digital event by She's Lost Control. Tickets: £25. Time: 7pm. https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events
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. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/baba-yaga-online-talk-tickets-213684374717
Friday 17 December; Mystic Chat: Winter Magick and Traditions. Free online event. Time: 1am. https://www.facebook.com/events/280389577241932/
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. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
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. https://www.magickalwomenconference.com/
Friday 17 December; Wolf Song for Midwinter. Free webinar hosted by Elen Sentier. Time: 7pm. https://withribbon.com/Elen-Sentier/Wolf-Song-for-Midwinter/428457?
Friday 17 December; Yoga Vinyasa Flow Workshop with Global Fusion Music and Arts. Free online event. Time: 7.30pm. https://www.meetup.com/freestuffandfreeevents/
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. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rising-rooted-winter-solstice-ceremonial-conscious-dance-tickets-218085779437
Saturday 18 December; The OBOD Online Gathering. A Winter Celebration by the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids. Starts 10am. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/4482787598471281/
Saturday 18 December; Pagan Federation 50th Anniversary Yule Festival. Free online event. Starts 11am. https://www.facebook.com/events/456224839185908/
Saturday 18 December; Full Moon in Gemini Ceremony with Yasmin Boland on Facebook live. Time: noon. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/406733443740945
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. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/turn-of-the-seasons-winter-tickets-178168024357
Saturday 18 December; Kitchen Witch Winter Solstice Ritual. Online event for members of Kitchen Witch Coven of Natural Witchery group. Time: 7pm. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/262732585913621/
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. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
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. https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/
Sunday 19 December; Dawn of the Oak. Pagan moot. Venue: The Sir John Oldcastle, Farringdon Road/Greville Street, London EC1M 3JF. Time: 3pm. https://www.facebook.com/groups/dawnoftheoak/
Sunday 19 December; Solstice and Sacred Cacao Ceremony by Mjfontaine; Venue: Bush Road, London E11 3AU. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £38.32 – £49.10. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/solstice-and-sacred-cacao-ceremony-tickets-203215060717?
Sunday 19 December; Solstice Feminine Sanctuary. Venue: Globe House Yoga, London Bridge, The Tanneries, London, SE1 3XL. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £32 – £43. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/winter-solstice-feminine-sanctuary-tickets-215624246927
Sunday 19 December; Woodland Bard Winter Solstice Special. Online event by Walkwithtrees. Time: 6pm. Tickets · £7. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/woodland-bard-winter-solstice-special-tickets-218671521407?
https://www.rosslynhillchapel.org.uk/event-details/yule-pagan-celebration Register here: https://www.rosslynhillchapel.org.uk/event-details/yule-winter-solstice-celebration-online-only/form
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. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/replenishing-ceremonial-journey-with-persephone-aphrodite-tickets-221032222327
Sunday 19 December; All About the Dark Moon with Amanda Simon. Digital event by She's Lost Control. Tickets: £25. Time: 7pm. https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events
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. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-viktor-wynd-museum-amp-the-last-tuesday-society-12203346619
Monday 20 - Thursday 23 December; Winter Solstice Live From Stonehenge 2021. Free online livestreamed event. Starts 9am. https://www.facebook.com/events/873709429887471/
Monday 20 - Wednesday 22 December; Winter Solstice Sunrise livestreamed from within Newgrange. gov.ie/opw and heritageireland.ie
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. https://www.treadwells-london.com/events
Monday 20 December; Solstice Eve Ritual with Cunning Folk. Free online event. Time: 7pm. . https://www.eventbrite.com/o/cunning-folk-7829505560
Monday 20 December; Goddess Temple Winter Solstice Ceremony: Flame Goddess of Air. Online event by Glastonbury Goddess Temple. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £5. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/goddess-temple-winter-solstice-ceremony-online-flame-goddess-of-air-tickets-217501632237?
Monday 20 December; Full Moon Circle with Tree Carr. Digital event by She's Lost Control. Tickets: £15. Time: 8.30pm. https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events
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. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
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: https://www.facebook.com/aphroditesflame/
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. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/winter-solstice-fire-ceremony-joy-release-tickets-207899592277
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. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-viktor-wynd-museum-amp-the-last-tuesday-society-12203346619
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. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kindred-spirits-on-the-winter-solstice-tickets-210726557807?
Tuesday 21 December; Slavic Stories for the Winter Solstice. Online event by In Feathers and Nana Tomova Storyteller. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets £7-£12. www.nanatomova.com/event-details/slavic-stories-for-the-winter-solstice
Tuesday 21 December; Winter Solstice Ceremony with Tree Carr. Digital event by She's Lost Control. Tickets: £15. Time: 8.30pm. https://sheslostcontrol.co.uk/collections/all-events
Wednesday 22, 23, 30 and 31 December; Crossbones Graveyard will be open for quiet contemplation from noon - 2pm. Location: Redcross Way, London, SE1 1TA: http://crossbones.org.uk/category/events/
Thursday 23 December; Midweek Meditation with the College of Psychic Studies via Zoom. Time: 3pm. Tickets: free for members/£7.50 for non members. https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/
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. https://www.treadwells-london.com/events
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. https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/
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: http://crossbones.org.uk/category/events/
Friday 24 December; Legends and Lore of Winter: with Chad Lewis with Sycamore Library. Time: Midnight to 1am. Free online event. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/legends-and-lore-of-winter-with-chad-lewis-tickets-217177432547
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.