Sat Dec 21, 2019
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Participation in all events except dinner is by donation
The longest night of the year, winter solstice takes place on Saturday, December 21; this darkness is marked by a movement towards the lengthening of days and journey towards spring. Every year Bethlehem Centre marks the occasion with a free (by donation) slate of evening events designed for all ages. This year’s event is themed around ‘hygge’ (pronounced hoo-ga), the Scandinavian term for “creating cozy and convivial atmospheres that promote well-being”. The Centre is creating this atmosphere by inviting visitors to walk the only labyrinth in Nanaimo, which will be bathed in the tranquil glow of candle-lit lanterns.
Activities (Participation in all events except dinner is by donation)
4:30 The evening starts with Leah Hokanson doing a chanting workshop in the Chapel.
5:30 Hygge Winter Meal (TICKETS TO THIS ARE SOLD OUT).
6:30 Ben Bollich, Tibetan Bowl & Gong Meditation
7:00 Enjoy a peaceful walk through the Labyrinth accompanied by the tranquil glow of candle-lit lanterns and facilitated by Holly Carnegie Letcher
7:15 Music with Tony Turner
6:30 – 8:00 Enjoy the West Coast’s only Finger Labyrinth Museum with expert Carol Matthews
Enjoy hot apple cider and check out the seasonal sale in our lovely gift shop.
Bookings are closed for this event.