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The Winter Wassail, our annual, end-of-year solstice event is on Saturday, December 15 from 2 to 5 pm. This event is free to all who attend.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

2:00 – 5:oo pm – Children’s crafts and activities, campfires, hot wassail and light refreshments
2:00 pm – Highland Mary Morris Dancers Performance
2:30 pm – Chestnut Roasting Demonstration with Eric Evans
3:00 pm – Vocal performances by the Mill Street Singers and Children’s Wassail Chorus
3:30 pm – Lighting of the Jatkan Kyntilla

The Winter Wassail is Merryspring’s annual solstice and season winter celebration. Join us for an afternoon of indoor and outdoor family friendly activities. Campfires burn outside all day while kids and families can get creative indoors. Performances will ring in the season inside, with the Mill Street Singers, Highland Mary Morris Dancers and others providing centuries old songs and dances. Outside, guests can also learn about and sample some roasted American chestnuts or simply explore the Merryspring grounds or huddle by a communal fire. After dark, the Jatkan Kyntilla will be started, lighting up the night air. And of course, plenty of hot wassail, a non-alcoholic drink made from fresh juices and spices will be served with other light refreshments.

Part of the Free Family Programs series, sponsored by Camden Real-Estate Company

In the event of heavy snow, this program will be rescheduled to Sunday, December 16

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