Welcome Yule: a Midwinter Celebration on December 9, 10 ,11!

Welcome Yule: a Midwinter Celebration on December 9, 10 ,11!

Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm
Tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors and children five thru sixteen, age four and under free. Purchase online or in advance at Jones Library in Amherst, Broadside Bookshop in Northampton, World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield, or at the door.

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Performances on Friday/Saturday, December 9/10 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 11 at 2 pm.

The 32nd annual Welcome Yule celebrates the return of the light with a festive family show filled with music, dance, songs and stories to drive the dark away. 

This year, we bring the interplay of darkness and light, day and night to the stage with the classic tale of the cunning fox and the proud rooster, set in a mythical medieval hamlet. The villagers and the animals enact the symbolic death of the year, the coming of winter, and the rebirth of spring as the fox and the rooster pursue each other through the countryside.

Welcome Yule’s signature wassailing songs and carols will be on the program, along with some new music sure to become favorites. Puppets, border dancing and a mummers play will also be included, along with the passing of the Yule log and the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance.  

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!