Welcome Yule: A Midwinter Celebration

Welcome Yule: A Midwinter Celebration

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 2:00 pm
Tickets: Adults $15; Children 5 -16 and senior citizens $12; children under 4 are free. Tickets are available starting November 1st at: Broadside Bookshop, Northampton; Amherst Books, Amherst; World Eye Bookshop, Greenfield

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Welcome Yule: A Midwinter Celebration – Music, dance, songs and stories to drive the dark away.

December 7th and 8th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 9th at 2:00 p.m. The show lasts about 2 hours. There will be an intermission.

Tickets: Adults $15; Children 5 -16 and senior citizens $12; children under 4 are free.

Tickets are available starting November 1st at: Broadside Bookshop, Northampton; Amherst Books, Amherst; World Eye Bookshop, Greenfield; https://wy2018.brownpapertickets.com/. Reservations can be made at: reservations@welcomeyule.org . Tickets also available at the door on the nights of the show.

Welcome Yule: A Midwinter Celebration has been warming the hearts of Western Mass. audiences for over 30 years. The show heralds the return of the light with a festive, family show filled with music, dance, songs and stories to drive the dark away. We are a company of entertainers who delight in sharing the joy we find in performing traditional songs and dances, derived primarily from northern European cultures.

This year we celebrate community gatherings held over the centuries during the winter solstice, focusing on the passage of time and the preservation of traditions.

The performance will feature our favorite wassails, carols and dances, the ancient Abbotts Bromley Horn Dance, a mummers play, stories and a chance to touch the yule log with a sprig of holly to bring good luck throughout the year. We will also perform a number of songs that are new to our company.

You’re welcome to join in on some of the songs – words will be in the program! Check us out at www.welcomeyule.org.

Come unite with the Welcome Yule family in a community festival to cheer you through the coldest days of winter and to keep you warm until spring.

Posted to: Upcoming Events at the Shea.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors and Underwriters

Australis AquacultureArtisan Beverage CooperativeBenjamin CompanyBerkshire Brewing CompanyCohn and Company Real Estate AgencyCommunity CreditCommon CapitalCommunity Foundation of Western MassachusettsConnecticut River InternistsDean's BeansEasthampton Savings BankFirstLight GDF SueznaGill TavernGoff MediaGreat Falls HarvestGreen River FestivalGreenfield Community CollegeGreenfield Cooperative BankGreenfield Savings BankLootMassachusetts Cultural CouncilMontague WebWorksNortheast SolarPeople's PintRainmaker ConsultingThe RendezvousSolar Store of GreenfieldStobierski and ConnorTold VideoTrue North TransitTurn It Up

Special thanks to the Mass Cultural Council for their vital support this year in the form of a Cultural Sector Recovery Grant for Organizations, as well as a Festivals & Projects Grant. We'd also like to thank the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for their support in the form of a Flexible Funding grant. We couldn't do this work without you!