University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Celebration of Winter Solstice


Date
Saturday 08 December 2018
Time
1:00PM - 8:00PM
Location
Penn Museum
Category

crafts in Museum Gallery

Winter Solstice has been observed in cultures around the world since ancient times. It is the shortest day of the year, with the longest night. This celebration of light, rebirth, transformation, and renewal has influenced many holiday traditions. We invite you to participate in the shared wonder of light across cultures with us in an exciting and festive new holiday program. From 1:00 to 5:00 pm, enjoy live performances, art making, storytelling, a winter market, tours, food, and workshops for all ages. When night falls, participate in the Museum’s celebration of light, designed to inspire awe and curiosity toward the millennia-long traditions of the winter solstice. In the evening, we welcome adults to come dressed in their shiniest attire for a seasonal happy hour including a drink-mixing workshop and a new play festival inspired by holiday traditions from around the world!

Family-friendly activities (1:00 - 5:00 pm) are free with Museum admission; evening festival activities (5:00 - 8:00 pm) are $15, or $10 for Members.



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