december, 2021


Welcome the Light!

Event Details

What is Solstice? Solstice is the moment in time that one of Earth’s poles is at its maximum tilt. This means that when the winter solstice occurs, the sun travels its shortest path through the sky. Otherwise known as the beginning of winter, solstice occurs on December 21st, the shortest day, and the longest night of the calendar year. After the winter solstice, the days get longer, the nights get shorter until the longest day which is known as summer solstice.

Why celebrate? There are many winter solstice traditions that have been practiced by cultures from around the world for thousands of years. These traditions usually share a theme of celebration and feasting, gathering with loved ones, giving back to nature, and welcoming the light.

Join us! To highlight this significant moment in our hemisphere, Five Oak’s is having our own Winter Solstice Celebration! We invite you to join us for this fun, inter-cultural family friendly event.

  • Make a special treat for our feathered friends.
  • Listen to indigenous teachings and stories around the warmth and light of the campfire.
  • Share hopes and blessings for our world in a beautiful Muslim circle of positivity and light.
  • And the best part? Add on a delicious bowl of vegetarian chili and mac & cheese to your registration to keep you warm during the event. Food is available between 4-4:45.
  • This is an outdoor event. Be sure to dress for the weather! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, flashlights, and masks.

When you arrive park in the main parking lot. Sign in at the registration table. The festivities will take place at the back of the main building. Washrooms can be found through the front doors and to the left and down the hill in the Chalet.

This is an in-person event, 


Registration Closes at 11pm on December 19th


Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre519-442-3212 1 Bethel Road Paris Ontario N3L 3E3 Canada