Alban Arthan 2022

Dec. 16 5:00pm – Dec. 18 11:00am

YMCA of the Pines
1303 Stokes Rd, Medford, NJ

It’s time for Red Oak Grove’s famous Winter Solstice celebration!

Alban Arthan is the Welsh Pagan/Druid name for the Winter Solstice, when the day is shortest and the night longest. To encourage the Sun to return, we will light 8 candles at sunset, blowing out one each hour until midnight, when we’ll be shrouded in darkness. During this time, we’ll turn off all the lights and electronics in order to truly feel how long and dark the night can be. Then we’ll re-light one candle each hour until dawn arrives, and then toast the sunrise with mimosas!

Our Mari Lwyd performance at Alban Arthan 2019.

But just because our phones aren’t on doesn’t mean we aren’t having fun! During the solstice vigil, we’ll have carol sing-alongs, feasts, a bardic competition, a gift game, and more!

Join us for a ritual so nice, it was written up in the New York Times!

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Guests pay $55, Cyfaill/Friends pay $45, and Tylwyth/Family pay $35 for the full weekend. Children 10-17 are $25, and children 9 and under are free! If you’d like to attend just during the day, contact us directly for discount ticket options.


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