University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

CultureFest! Winter Solstice Festival

Saturday 08 December 2018
1:00PM - 8:00PM
Penn Museum

fire twirlers

Winter Solstice has been observed in cultures around the world since ancient times. This celebration of light, rebirth, transformation, and renewal has influenced many holiday traditions. This year, we invite you to participate in the shared wonder of light across cultures with us in our Winter Solstice Festival, 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. From 5:00 to 8:00 pm, we welcome adults to come dressed in your shiniest attire for a seasonal happy hour including a drink-mixing workshop, fire dance performance, and a “Winter Soul-stice” dance party with DJ Johnny Showcase!

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.

kids in gallery
Man with dog

Schedule for the Day:

All Day: 1:00-8:00 pm Pepper Hall
Winter Market

China Gallery
Stained Glass Art-Making
Henna Painting Station (*additional fee)

1:00-4:45 pm

Luminary Creation Station China Gallery
Help light up the night! Create a luminary that will be placed outside and lit in Warden Garden at 5 pm.

Constellation Scope Activity Japan Gallery

1:15 pm Oil Lamp Workshop (drop-in class, 45 minutes) Classroom 2
1:30 pm Drumming Workshop Egypt (Mummies) Gallery
1:45 pm Storytelling – “Reading the Stars” Native American Voices
2:30-4:00 pm Humans Divining, Film Screening Series Widener Lecture Room
Arthur Hall’s Obatala
Masonic Notes
Cosmic Trane
Equinox-Marielle Presente
2:45 pm Storytelling – “The Girl Who Married the Sun”, East African sun story Egypt (Mummies) Gallery
3:00 pm Workshop with Christian Fellowship Mass Choir of North Penn Baptist Church Egypt (Mummies) Gallery
4:00 pm Festival of Dionysus Flash Talk: Dr. Sarah Linn, Greek Archaeologist Greece Gallery
4:15 pm Bharatiya Cultural Center Children’s Diwali Dance Performance Egypt (Mummies) Gallery
5:15 pm Choir Caroling Procession Begins in Egypt (Mummies) Gallery and will process outside to Warden Garden
5:35 pm Fire Dance Performance Warden Garden
5:45 pm Divination Presentation and Workshop China Gallery
6:00 pm Festival of Dionysus Flash Talk: Dr. Sarah Linn, Greek Archaeologist Greece Gallery
6:45 pm Winter Soul-stice Party with Johnny Showcase Egypt (Mummies) Gallery
On-going evening activities: 5:45-8:00 pm Cocktail Mixology Station Egypt (Mummies) Gallery

Vision Board Activity China Gallery

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