Yule at Winchester City Mill

Yule decorations at the Mill

Celebrate Yule at Winchester City Mill this festive season, beautifully decorated with lights and winter foliage. Enjoy Yule craft workshops, explore the traditions and beliefs surrounding this ancient midwinter festival, and find out how King Alfred and his subjects would have celebrated this period of darkness and light. 13 Nov 2021 – 3 Jan 2022

Join us at Winchester City Mill this festive season for our Yule celebrations. This ancient midwinter festival follows the winter solstice (usually around 21st December) and celebrates the return of the sun as the days slowly started to get longer again. The festivities, which involve lots of drinking and eating, lasts up to twelve days, hence the twelve days of Christmas.

Discover the traditions and beliefs of Yule, and how King Alfred and his subjects of Winchester would have celebrated, including the workers here at the Mill. 

Yule Workshops at Winchester City Mill

Yule tide workshops at Winchester City Mill

Join us for our Yule workshops here at Winchester City Mill in partnership with Field Farm Projects.  Have a go at making your own wreath, yule swag or yule log as we keep our fingers crossed for a good harvest, plenty of flour and lots of delicious treats from our cafe! To find out more details and book your workshop space, please visit the Field Farm Workshop website

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Get Christmas wrapped up early with a gift membership for someone special
Get Christmas wrapped up early with a gift membership for someone special
Get Christmas wrapped up early with a gift membership for someone special