Children's Day: Community Winter Solstice Gathering

December 21st

Date details +
  • Donation - for craft supplies & snacks
Room: Main Meditation Hall

All are welcome to celebrate this time of beginnings and light.
You don't need a child "escort" to attend this family celebration!

Children's Day honors the spirit and innate wisdom of children and families. This is an opportunity for all of us to rediscover this energy in ourselves.

Light is a special characteristic of this holiday because the solstice marks the time of year when daylight has waned and the night is longest. The solstice also marks the beginning of the light returning. To help us bring joy to the dark nights and to call back the light, we turn to family and friends for celebration, creativity, and generosity.

Anyone with a youthful spirit is invited to attend this day celebrating the beginning of a new season with the children & families of our community.

Schedule TBD

Depending on the ages and interest of those who register, we may include other activities like treasure hunts, music, wishes for the new year, and the ever-popular building of forts from meditation cushions.


Children's Day is organized by the hosts for the monthly Family Practice group.


In addition to the Saturday afternoon activities at the center, there are other events which some of us will participate in to celebrate this time of year:



Cradles to Crayons Donation Drive

Cradles to Crayons Boston provides kids with essentials they need, free of charge. They do this by engaging communities that have resources and connecting them with communities in need. Their "KidPacks" are hand-selected with care to meet a local boy or girl’s specific needs and wants.  Please bring new and gently-used items for children ages newborn to 12 years old that you would like to donate to help children this winter. 

Due to health and safety concerns, there are a number of items that they can not accept. Please review the list at this link. Most Needed Items are Boys shirts & pants, Sweaters/sweatshirts, Hats & gloves in child’s large/adult small, Books (8-12 year old). Tax receipts are available through their website here.

Please register if you plan to attend. Please include your children’s names and ages in the comments when you register so we can plan food and activities accordingly.

Allergy Alert: Please DO NOT bring any snacks with peanuts. We are making the best effort to accomodate food allergies, please indicate any other allgergies we should be aware of when registering.

By Donation: Donations are welcome but not required.