Yule Celebration

Yule Celebration
Location: Deeply Rooted
7021 Bungaloo Rd.
Athens, WI
Date: Friday, December 15, 2017 - Sunday, December 17, 2017

Spirit_of_Yule_by_IronshodAll Hail the Holly King! Join us for a weekend of Yule frivolity and the warmth of good food and shared company.

We will be doing all the traditional DR Yuletide things including the bonfire, spiced cider and wine (perhaps even some fire whiskey), tons of food, ritual at dusk on Sat night, raffle, and the wonderful and meaningful jump into the pond after ritual (always recruiting for that, nothing says Yule like stripping down and jumping into a hole in the ice into freezing water…).

For the truly hardcore there will be a walkabout Saturday 11am through the winter wonderland that is DR this time of year. 3pm will find us talking about Yule/solstice lore and history. After the dusk ritual will be the feast, polar plunge and pagan caroling (after the polar folks warm up)!

There will be a fun gift exchange in which anyone that is interested can bring a present or two and we will pile them up and hand them out to all involved. If there are a ton of people bringing gifts there will be a lot, if not then no worries. Please bring a dish to pass for the Saturday night feast and warm clothing. We will be mostly inside but there may be some fire spinning if our spinner want to brave the cold. If you need sleeping space in the lodge, please be sure to register below to reserve your space.

Weekend Schedule (subject to change)

Friday Evening

  • Arrivals & General Frivolity

Saturday

  • 9am – Breakfast
  • 11am – Winter Walkabout on the Land (w/ Wade). Dress warm!
  • 12:30pm – Lunch
  • 3pm – Discussion: Yule/Solstice Lore & History
  • 5pm – Solstice Ritual (Clergy)
  • 6:30pm – Solstice Feast & Potluck
  • 8pm – Annual Polar Plunge in the pond.
  • 10pm – Bonfire & Pagan Caroling

Sunday

  • 9am – Breakfast
  • 10am – DR Board Meeting
  • 12pm – Departures

Things to Bring: Dish for the Saturday Potluck (main and side dishes are most welcome, people can only eat so much chips and salsa…), bring your own food for other meals (to share or for yourself), sleeping gear, gift(s) for the Gift Exchange (optional), musical instruments (optional)

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