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Ocean Beach Winter Celebration & Plunge

A traditional Winter Solstice beach ritual on the shortest day of the year
By - posted 12/19/2015 No Comment

Join the Reclaiming Collective on the Solstice Eve—the longest night of the year—for their annual, traditional ritual and celebration at Ocean Beach on Sunday, December 20, 2015.

Gather at 3:30 pm; the ritual will start at 4 pm. There’ll be dancing, singing and drumming.

Winter Solstice Eve 2015: Beach Celebration & Plunge
Sunday, December 20, 2015 – 3:30 pm
Ocean Beach, Great Hwy & Quintara, SF

Take the scenic L-Taraval Muni train. Ride to 46th Avenue, walk two blocks to the beach, and look northward for group of beach-loving pagans.

Please note this event is at Quintara, and not Taraval as was previously listed

This is a spiritual solstice event, NOT a beach party. There’s no alcohol or drugs allowed. So if you’re looking for a drunken beach rager, this isn’t the event for you. But if you’re looking for a way to connect with others who celebrate the solstice, you’re welcome to join.

Wear layers of warm clothes, bring along food or a non-alcoholic drink to share, and a towel if you want to plunge. A flashlight and dry socks are also helpful. Drums and other instruments are welcome for post-ritual music. Buckets and trash bags are a great way to show special love for the beach.