Winter Solstice 2018 Roundup

post by Raemon · 2018-11-28T03:09:44.938Z · score: 55 (17 votes) · LW · GW · 8 comments

Contents

  Events So Far
    US East Coast Megameetup
    Bay Area  
    Boston
    Seattle
None
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Many LessWrong communities are holding Winter Solstice holiday events. What exactly that entails varies from community-to-community, but often includes:

If you're hosting such an event, this is a good post to comment on linking to whatever event-pages you have set up to collect RSVPs or tickets/donations.

It's helpful reserving a spot ASAP (as well as donating to help pay for the cost of the venue), so that the organizers can plan better. Many events have a pay-what-you-can scheme, with newcomers or people without much spare cash encouraged to donate around $15, and more well-to-do community members can help subsidize the event for others.

Events So Far

US East Coast Megameetup

December 15th – New York City is hosting their annual Solstice + Megameetup. Travelers are welcome all weekend long to stay at a large house being rented for the occasion. The ceremony itself is will be Saturday evening.

Bay Area

December 9th – The San Francisco Bay Area is holding their solstice event at a planetarium in Oakland. There should be a sufficient number of seats, but seating is finite, so please get an official ticket on Eventbrite to confirm there is still space.

Boston

December 21st – A smaller, more intimate event, Boston wins the "actually celebrating Solstice on Solstice" award.

Seattle

December 22nd – Honorable mention for "almost on actual Solstice."


I believe there are Solstices in the works in the UK and Germany but do not know many details about them. If you're running one, please comment!

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comment by mingyuan · 2018-11-28T21:37:36.901Z · score: 17 (8 votes) · LW · GW

Habryka and I are running one at my parents' house in Madison WI on December 21. There's a private Facebook event that I can't make unprivate but I also made a LW event [LW · GW]. Email or message me if you want details :)

comment by mingyuan · 2018-12-05T20:38:03.418Z · score: 6 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Update: There is now a Facebook event here and a doc of logistics and music here!

comment by Jan_Kulveit · 2018-11-29T01:00:14.204Z · score: 16 (7 votes) · LW · GW

I'm not running it but there is a Prague celebration from 21.12. 16:02 to 22.12. 07:59

comment by yagudin · 2018-11-28T09:23:50.295Z · score: 10 (6 votes) · LW · GW

I am quite sure, that Moscow's LW [LW · GW] will celebrate a Secular Solstice on 21 or 22 of Dec.

comment by chaosmage · 2018-11-28T09:04:26.007Z · score: 10 (6 votes) · LW · GW

There is a Secular Solstice in Berlin, Germany, but it happens in a small apartment so it has to be invitation only and is already full AFAIK.

Frankfurt, Germany might again be doing one but I do not know particulars.

Leipzig, Germany is not having one this year due to the place where the last couple of Solstices happened being currently infested with toddlers.

comment by UnplannedCauliflower · 2018-11-29T15:00:12.125Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Berlin location has been changed, but the space is still somewhat limited (date: 15th December). Contact Anne (Lachoutte?) if you really want to attend

Frankfurt definitely has a Solstice celebration, but I don't know the details.

comment by Theclockworkcrow · 2018-12-04T16:25:02.734Z · score: 5 (4 votes) · LW · GW

There's a solstice celebration happening in Cambridge (UK) on Sat Nov 15th, location is TBD due to venue difficulties

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1955164527864109/

comment by Mary Chernyshenko (mary-chernyshenko) · 2018-12-07T14:30:54.387Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

There will be a Solstice event in Kyiv, on December 29th - tea, cakes, and Harry Potters from different points in time comparing their notes. (Not invitation only, but better warn me if you want to come - it's at my workplace.)