3rd Annual Winter Solstice Celebration at Mission San Luis


Celebrate both Native American and Spanish culture with a blend of winter traditions when you visit Mission San Luis, free of charge, when the historic site holds its third annual Winter Solstice Celebration — in observance of the “sun standing” at its southernmost position in the sky. Also attend a Commemorative Mass in the thatched Franciscan Church by Bishop Gregory Parkes at 2 pm.

During the day, shop for fine crafts from local artisans, join a drum circle, learn to stomp dance with the Muskogee Creeks, shoot a bow and arrow, see demonstrations of primitive weapons, hear flute and drum concerts, experience Spanish drama and storytelling, and more! There will also presentations on astronomy, The Maritime World of Ponce de LeónThe Trail of Tears and the Southeastern Muscogean-speaking Indians of Today, and The Crystal Cross: Sacred and Secular Traditions at San Luis. After the sun sets, join a star party to view the heavens through powerful telescopes provided by the Tallahassee Astronomical Society.

Food vendors will be on site during the day. 

Event Information

When: Sunday, December 15th, 10am to 8pm
Where: Misison San Luis 2100 West Tennessee Street Tallahassee, FL 32304 | Map
Contact: (850) 245-6406 | info@missionsanluis.org | www.missionsanluis.org
Cost: FREE

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Pictures from 2012 Winter Solstice Celebration

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