A Feast of Lights
Finding Light and Hope in the Midst of Darkness
February 11-13, 2022
A Feast of Lights is a time to gather to rekindle our fires at the season of the Celtic festival of Imbolg or midwinter, when the cold is deepest. It is a time to find warmth in community and tap into the strength of the returning light. This winter once again we need the promise of that small flame in the darkness, and so we will stir together a rich community with a wonderful collection of teachers, performers, artists, and merchants. Together, we will kindle the fire within to nourish our spirits and minds through the dark of winter and whatever challenges we may face in the coming months.
This very special weekend, all online this year, is a time to celebrate with and learn from each other anda time to find power – in the old traditions, in creative and artistic expression, and in vibrant discussion and planning direction for the coming year. Come to make music, listen, learn, dance, shop, laugh, reflect, and enjoy warm company. Come to look toward the future, to dream and to make plans. As we share with one another, and support one another, we can feel the spark of life, hidden deep beneath the snows of winter, begin to glow warm within our hearts.
Weekend Features include:
Community conversations – in groups large and small, the Art Salon, rituals, merchants, workshops, a Poetry Jam and Bardic Circle, panel discussions, games, time to connect socially and, of course, The Stag King’s Masque, with a shared ritual meal, entertainment and an assortment of late-night activities, including a costume contest and parade.
Scheduled programs begin in the early afternoon on Friday, February 11 and continue until late afternoon on Sunday, February 13.
A Feast of Lights Winter Images 2
Video credit: Martin Bridge
Programs and Proposals
Each year we offer a wide variety of presentations, performances and rituals. In our selection process this year we will prioritize proposals for adults, children and families with a focus on pagan culture and traditions, participatory ritual, art-making and crafts, sustainable pagan living, arts and music, spiritual practice and activism/service.
We are currently accepting program proposals HERE until December 30.
The Stag King’s Masque
The Stag King’s Masque this year is a celebratory ritual feast and evening of enjoyment in the company of the Stag King, your community and beings from the wintry forest. We come together to revel and celebrate the darkest time of the year. You are invited to come as a being of the forest or in a wintry costume to immerse yourself in the magic of the Stag King’s court. Following dinner, there will be social time with several rooms and activities to choose from – a costume parade, a dance, a poetry jam, a game room, a cocktail/mocktail hour, a quiet meditative space and more!
A Feast of Lights Application Information
Registration for A Feast of Lights includes daily programs and performances and the Community Room/ Merchant Hall throughout the weekend, beginning in the early afternoon on Friday and ending in the late afternoon on Sunday.
Since this event will be online, and we want to make it as affordable as possible, we have maintained the low registration rate from last year that acknowledges that several people in a household may want to attend together. There will also be a spot for scholarship contributions so that we can offer assistance to individuals who cannot afford to attend without it.
Full Weekend, including all programs and social activities: $60 per person or $120 per household of up to 4 people over the age of 4. (Under 4 is free).
Please be sure to include names, emails, and mailing addresses for all household members attending, so that each person can get their own program mailing and instructions for how to log in to the event.
Please also include the names and ages of any participants under 18, so that we can consider their program needs.
The deadline for pre-registration in any format is February 5, 2022.
Refund Policy: 50% refund for requests received in writing before February 5, 2022.
NO refunds after that date
All registrations and full payment must be received by Feb 5, 2022.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail with your registration number when the registration is complete. If you do not receive this email, your registration is not completed. Please try again!
We accept online payment through PayPal and you’ll be taken to the secure PayPal site at the appropriate time in the registration process. You do not need an account in order to pay via PayPal.
Please follow the directions on the registration form if you need to send a check rather than pay online.
Where to contact us about A Feast of Lights:
By phone: 413-238-4240
By email about A Feast of Lights: firstname.lastname@example.org
By email about other matters: email@example.com
By postal mail:
P.O. Box 340
Williamsburg, MA 01096
Please email first if you have questions, then try calling the office. Our website and facebook event will be updated with program information as it becomes available.
We look forward to seeing you at this midwinter celebration of spirit, hope, community, and the arts