Join us to celebrate the passing of the seasons from Autumn to Winter. The exact time of the Winter Solstice is Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10:28am CDT. We will gather to celebrate it at sunrise on Saturday, December 23. This event gives us all a chance to experience the special alignment on this day in the large stone circle. The sun will be ushered into the circle through The Chair Stones. There is possibility of snow and cold weather. Therefore, we have a very short observance planned. The actual sunrise is at 7:38am, but given our topography we expect the sun to rise at about 7:50am at Kinstone. Our event will run from 7:30am to about 8:00am, just 30 minutes.
This page describes the details for this SUNRISE event:
COST: Free, No Registration Required
Date: Saturday, December 23, 2017
7:30 am – 8:00am Sunrise Gathering
Come experience the Winter Solstice sunrise as we gather in the center of the large stone circle at Kinstone. Given fair weather and clear skies, we will watch the sun as it crests the ridge and beams through the Chair Stones to light up anyone standing in the middle of the circle. We will hear the story of the Chair Stones and how they are connected to the family of Kinstone.
Given cloudy or rainy weather, we will not see the sunrise, but will greet it ceremoniously regardless! This will be a quiet, meditative event with a short opening rite and reading. Witness the arrival of Winter. Send Autumn on its way with blessings. This gathering will last about 30 minutes.
This event is outdoors and will be held rain or shine. Cancellation will occur in case of a major storm. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear, scarves, hats, extra layers and gloves!
Parking is limited – especially in winter. Be prepared to park along the road if necessary (put on your 4-way flashing lights while parked along the road please!) and to walk some distance through snow to get to the circle!
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)
- Winter Solstice Observance - Sunrise Gathering
December 23, 2017
7:30 am - 8:30 am