Annual Winter Solstice Service and Vigil
Please join us for a well-loved tradition organized by the Mystic Grove and friends. We gather to admire the seasonal altars and bask in the glowing warmth of this lovely candle-lit holiday service. This year we welcome back the beautiful sounds of the Harmony Sisters and other performers, listen to the Story of the Celts, and dance the spiral dance around the Yule log.
After the service, watch the Yule Log be lit, tell each other your holiday stories, and stay a while to enjoy the warmth of community! Those who wish to stand guard by the fire until dawn are invited to bring comfy chairs, blankets, and whatever else you may enjoy as we “camp out” and ensure the Sun will rise again!
First Unitarian Church of Orlando
1901 E. Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803
- Winter Solstice Candlelit Ritual/Service — 7 PM – 9 PM
- Winter Solstice All Night Vigil — 9 PM – 8 AM
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Looking for downtown Winter Solstice fun? Florida School of Holistic Living is going all day on Dec 21, You can hit nearby First Unitarian afterward if you want to keep going all night.
Sunrise to Sunset Solstice Celebration
Monday December 21
gathering begins at 6:30 am in the garden
(622 N Thornton Ave, Orlando)
Sunrise at 7:14 am + Solstice at 12:47 pm + Sunset at 5:34 pm
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. ~Anne Bradstreet
We invite you to join us to celebrate Winter Solstice with us in the garden under the Bodhi Tree.
Winter Solstice occurs when the sun is at its southernmost point, thus it is the shortest day of the year. On this darkest day of the year, we gather together to celebrate the light beginning its return.
with meditation, music, breathwork, and prayer
Garden Play and Seed Planting
Help prepare the garden for the coming season and plant seeds for the garden, to take home and to share with our community
Bring an instrument to share in music making
Sunset Ceremony with fire pit, music and releasing exercises
Join us at Sunrise or throughout the day for a time of reflection, celebration, and community.
“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” ~Galileo