City of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration Festival
Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company and Slí an Chroí in partnership with Dublin City Council and Dublin Institute of Technology are delighted to announce the 8th annual City of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration Festival taking place on Thursday 21 December 2017 from 5.30-8pm. Indoor Festival: 5.30-7pm, DIT Grangegorman Campus The gathering begins. All are welcome to come and enjoy storytelling sessions, poetry readings, face painting and craft making to work on masks, banners and wreaths for the parade. Outdoor Festival and Parade Assembly: 7pm, An Croí – DIT Grangegorman Campus Parade assembles at 7pm and starts at 7.10pm, moving from DIT Grangegorman Campus to Smithfield Square and culminates in the Winter Solstice Fire Ceremony. Young and old are invited to take part in this year’s magical parade which honours the Winter Solstice on December 21, marking the shortest day of the year which is celebrated worldwide across a range of cultures.