Wednesday 14 December 2022

Magickal Events Near London & Online Over Yuletide

The winter solstice is on Wednesday 21 December this year. Here's a list of pagan, witchy and magical events over that time, with a mixture of online and in-person things to do to celebrate Yuletide and deepen your knowledge of seasonal lore 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; Exhibition of Artwork by Hunt Emerson. Venue: The Gardner Room, The Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum St, London WC1A 1LY. Open daily, Monday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm to 24 December.

Now to 6 January 2023; Wicked Spirits? Witchcraft and Magic. Exhibition at Colchester Castle, Essex, CO1 1TJ.  The Museum is also running some after-hours events. 

Now to 19 February 2023; Hieroglyphs: Unlocking Ancient Egypt. Exhibition at the Sainsbury Gallery at the British Museum, London. Find out more here:

Now - 19 December. Sasha Chaitow’s solo art exhibition at Treadwell's, of Péladan-inspired works, including illustrations from her book on Joséphin Péladan. Venue: Treadwell's Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS. Open Weds through Sat, 12pm - 7pm (closed Sun-Tues). Free to enter.

Every Wednesday and Friday; Open Days at the College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 11am - 4pm. Free, just pop in.

Wednesday 14 December (and other dates); Viktor Wynd's Guided Tour of His Museum and a Devil's Botany Absinthe. Venue: The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, 11 Mare Street, London, E8 4RP. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £16-£20.

Wednesday 14 December; Cunning Folk Reading Group - Sunless Solstice. Online event. Time: 7pm. Price: Free.

Wednesday 14 December; Historical roadmap to 2000 years of Esoteric Thought. Part of Academic Study of Western Esotericism course by Sasha Chaitow via Treadwells Online. Time: 7pm start. Tickets: £40 for the one talk (or £400 for the series)

Wednesday 14 December; Lincolnshire Christmas Witches: Christmas Magickal Wreath Making. Online event via Heritage Lincolnshire. Time: 7pm. Tickets from £11.37.

Wednesday 14 December; Evening Sound Bath Meditation. Venue: She's Lost Control, 42 Valentine Road, London. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £15.

Thursday 15 December; Morning Meditation. Free online event via Mirthy. Time: 9am.

Thursday 15 December; Midweek Meditation with the College of Psychic Studies. Online event. Time: 3pm. Tickets: free for members/£7.50 non members.

Thursday 15 December; The Poetry of Rumi by translator Haleh Liza. Free online event via Watkins Bookshop. Time: 5.30pm.

Thursday 15 Dececember; Talk on a paranormal subject for ASSAP members. Time: 7pm. Free event, with Zoom link details emailed out to members. To join ASSAP, for £5 per year, visit

Thursday 15 December; How to hold a Psychedelic Ceremony, the 4 cornerstones of healing, with Yaw:waY and Akua Ofosuhene. Venue: Hub and Culture, 327 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2TJ, Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £5.98 – £8.68.

Friday 16 December; Mystic Chat: Winter Solstice and the Crossroads of Time. Free online event with Chris Allaun via Zoom. Time 01am. Details here:

Friday 16 December (every Friday); Friday Live Chat hosted by Rachel Patterson, author of the Kitchen Witch series of books. Time: 9am. Free.

Friday 16 December; Festive Friday with mince pies and drinks at the  College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 11am - 4pm. Free, just pop in.

Friday 16 December (and other dates); Mind, Body Restore Online Yoga. Time: Time: 6.15pm. Free online event.

Friday 16 December (and other dates); Laughter Playshop. Time7pm. Free online event but £2 donations welcome.

Friday 16 December; Divine Feminine Group with the Wonky Witch. Venue: Kallima Wellbeing Centre, 8A Adam Business Centre, Cranes Farm Rd, Basildon, SS14 3JF. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £14.61.

Friday 16 December; London Witches. Walking Tour with Maria Beadell organised by Treadwells. Meet outside Farringdon Tube Station. Time: 8pm start. Tickets: £16.50.

Friday 16 December; Stregoneria in movimento - Il borsone di Doreen Valiente e i suoi contenuti (Italian language version of talk on Witchcraft on the Go - Doreen's Holdall and its Contents) by Marco Romeo-Pitone on artefacts, once belonging to Doreen Valiente. Online event by the Doreen Valiente Foundation,  Time: 8.30pm. Tickets: £10 or free for benefactors.

Saturday 17 December; OBOD Online Winter Gathering - Free online one-day event with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. Starts at 9.30am UK time with a welcome and meditation with Eimear Burke. There will be talks; a member's Zoom meet up; an Alban Arthan/Winter Solstice Ceremony and  Eisteddfod! Details and times on the OBOD FB page.

Saturday 17 December; Walking in the Footsteps of your Year, at this Yule Solar Festival. Guided walk with Jeremy Rye. Meet at the London Stone (TBC prior to the walk) 111 Cannon Street London EC4N 5AR. Time: 10am. Tickets: £25.

Saturday 17 December;  Yule Online Festival by The Pagan Federation Community Support Team. Starts 11am. Free.

Saturday 17 December; Turn of the Seasons Winter Solstice Forest Therapy by the Connective Space. Estelle Asselin. Venue: Epping Forest, 6 Rangers Road, Chingford, London, E4 7HQ. Time: 11am. Tickets: from £13.52.

Saturday 17 December; A Blot For Holda. A gathering of Heathen, Druid and Wiccan groups from around London in Greenwich Park for a free public ceremony to honour the Goddess Holda at her sacred site in the park. Meeting from 1pm for 2pm start. Bring food and drink for yourself.

Saturday 17 December; Grow from the Darkness: Yoga, Reflection, Ritual and Sharing for Solstice. Venue: Quakers Meeting House, 34 Sunderland Road, London SE23 2QA. Time: 2.30pm. Tickets: £15.

Saturday 17 December; November - Walking The Wheel with the Goddess Elen of the Ways. Workshop. Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Road, London, SE9 6SH. Time: 3pm. Tickets: £20.

Saturday 17 December; Secret Storytelling: Ghosts for Christmas. Storytelling for adulsts with London Dreamtime. Venue: A secret location in E1. Time: 6pm. Tickets £10.

Sunday 18 December; The Sacred Forest: Learning about Ancient Runes. In-person workshop with Andreas Kornevall. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2EB. Time: 11am. Tickets £115.

Sunday 18 December; Flower Essences Holiday Workshop. Venue: She's Lost Control, Valentine Road, London. Time: 11am. Tickets: £45.

Sunday 18 December; Dawn of the Oak. Pagan moot. Venue: The Sir John Oldcastle, Farringdon Road/Greville Street, London EC1M 3JF. Time: 2.30pm.

Sunday 18 December; A Extra Helping of Christmas. Online event by Jason Buck Storyteller. Time: 3pm.  Tickets ·from  £3.50.

Sunday 18 December; Winter Solstice 2022: London Woodland Yule Ritual  with Mani via London Woodland Witches, Wiccans and Pagans. Venue: Outdoors in Queen's Wood, Highgate, North London. Meet at the entrance on Queenswood Road, N6 5UU at 4pm to walk to the site. Tickets: £7.

Sunday 18 December; Woodland Bard Online - Aspen. Event by Walkwithtrees. Time: 6pm. Tickets: £7.

Sunday 18 December; Cycles of Nature Cacao Ceremony: Winter Solstice. Venue: Revive Yoga, Balham 45 Balham High Road London SW12 9AN. Time: 6pm. Tickets from £19.46.

Sunday 18 December (every Sunday); 30-Minute Mindfulness for people of all beliefs. Venue: Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, 3 Pilgrim's Place, London NW3 1NG. Time: 6pm. Free, just turn up.

Sunday 18 December; Yule Pagan Celebration. Venue: Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, 3 Pilgrim's Place, London NW3 1NG. Time: 7pm.

Sunday 18 December; London Folk Tales with Sef Townsend. Online talk through The Last Tuesday Society and The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities. Time: 9pm. Tickets · from £5.82.

Monday 19 December (every Monday); Candlelit Lunar Yoga. Venue: She's Lost Control, Valentine Road, London. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £15 per session.

Tuesday 20 - 31 December; 12 Days of Yule series of workshops on Yuletide themes. Online via She's Lost Control. Time: 6pm each day. Tickets: £55.

Tuesday 20 December; William Blake's Angels. Online talk and guided drawing class by Luisa-Maria MacCormack via London Drawing Group. Time: 6.30pm. Tickets by donation.

Thursday 20 December; Solstice Eve free online ritual with Cunning Folk. Time: 7pm.

Tuesday 20 December; Let There be Light: A Winter Solstice Festive Gathering of Heart and Soul Connection. Online event with Naleea Landmann via The College of Psychic Studies. Time: 7pm. Tickets: free but you must reserve a place.

Tuesday 20 December (and other dates); Triple Moon Gong Meditation. Venue: Beckenham Place Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, London BR3 1SY. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £20.

Tuesday 20 December; The History of Christmas. Part of the Ronald Hutton series of lectures collection via Zoom through The Last Tuesday Society and The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets · from £5.82.

Wednesday 21 December; Winter Solstice Sweat Lodge organised by Aho Studio. In-person event. Venue: Berkeley farm, a few miles outside London. Time: 11am - 4pm. Tickets: £80.

Wednesday 21 December; Winter Solstice Celebration. Venue: Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, Chalton, Hants. Time: 2pm. Tickets: £16.

Wednesday 21 December; Winter solstice celebration - family friendly event. Venue: Story Garden, Ossulston Street, London NW1 1DF. Time: 3pm. Tickets: free.

Wednesday 21 December; Sacred Singing at Hildegard's Temple. Location given to those attending. Time: 7pm for 7.30pm start. Cost £5. Bring a your own cup. PM Hildegard if you are going to attend, which you can find via the Luna Ita Facebook group:

Wednesday 21 December; Women's Circle for Yule - part of the Women's Circles collection by The Reformed Bohemian. Online event. Time: 7pm. Tickets by donation.

Wednesday 21 December; Magic of Yule Winter Solstice Celebration. Online via She's Lost Control or in person at Valentine Road, London. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £30/£35.

Wednesday 21 December; Winter Solstice Gathering. Venue: Tara Yoga Centre, 25-31 Ironmonger Row, London EC1V 3QW. Time: 7pm. Tickets from £15.68.

Wednesday 21 December (tbc but usually 3rd Wednesday each month); The More Mead Moot. Venue: The Hope pub, Carshalton, Surrey,  Time: 7.30pm. Free.

Wednesday 21 December; Divine Feminine Winter Solstice Peace Fire with Peace Fires. Starts 8pm GMT. Free online event or take part wherever you are. Details:

Wednesday 21 December; The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas with Al Ridenour. Online talk through The Last Tuesday Society and The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities. Time: 8pm. Tickets · from £5.82.

Thursday 22 December; Winter Solstice 2022 Stonehenge Sunrise Live. Facebook live online streaming event by English Heritage. Time: 7am. Free.

Thursday 22 December; Moonology Dark Moon Ceremony with Yasmin Boland. On Facebook Live. Time: 5pm. Free.

Thursday 22 December; PF London Yule Open Ritual via Pagan Federation London. Venue: Pirate Castle, Gilbey's Wharf Oval Road NW1 7EA London, UK Time: 7pm. Entry £8 for PF members, £10 for non-members.

Thursday 22 December; New Moon In Capricorn Circle. Venue: She's Lost Control, Valentine Road, London. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £15-£25.

Thursday 22 December; Suffolk Ghost Tales for Midwinter. Online talk by Kirsty Hartsiotis through The Last Tuesday Society and The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities. Time: 9pm. Tickets · from £5.82.

Friday 23 December; Moonology New Moon Ritual with Yasmin Boland. On Facebook Live. Time: 11am. Free.

Friday 23 December; New Moon Sound Bath and Meditation with Spiritual Tiik London. Free Online Event. Time: 6.30pm.

Friday 23 December (every 23rd of the month); Crossbones Vigil to honour the outcast dead of Crossbones Graveyard, Southwark. Location: Redcross Way, London, SE1 1TA. Time: 6.45pm for 7pm. Free. Details here:  or 

Friday 23 December; Winter Solstice Celebration. Venue: 55 Leigham Court Road, London SW16 2NJ. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £20.

Tuesday 27 December; Coach trip from London to Rendlesham Forest with audio commentary, pub lunch and full guided tour of the mysterious 1980 UFO sightings, With Minumum Labyrinth. Departs 10am. Tickets £45.

Saturday 31 December; New Year’s Eve 12-Hour Virtual Global Healing 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:

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 with questions but 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.

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