Many of you are already familiar with Rationalist Winter Solstice, our home-grown winter holiday.  As the year grows literally dark, we gather in our respective communities to face various forms of darkness together, to celebrate what light human civilization has made, and to affirm ourselves as a community of shared values.

This thread is a central place to gather information about specific events.  Please post times, places, registration or rsvp links, restrictions if any, etc.

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New York / East Coast


December 10th, 6:15pm
Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Ave (between 64th and 65th streets, near the Lincoln Center stop on the 1 train)
Facebook Event:


December 9-12
Facebook Event:

The Megameetup is located about two miles north of the PATH Hoboken station, near New York Ave and 10th st. Exact address is going out by email to people who registered.

In the past some people have gone back to the Megameetup after Solstice, and the address was announced at Solstice. The space we're in counts people past midnight as extra guests, so if that's where the afterparty wants to be then it'll need to be shorter.

We're one week away from the NYC megameetup. As of right now, everyone who registered should have an email with more information. If you haven't seen that, try your spam folder, and if you don't see it get in touch. There's also now a facebook messenger thread, which not everyone got added to because going from names to facebook accounts isn't always obvious. If you want in on that, you should also get in touch on facebook.

Overnight registrations are closed. Day registrations, for anyone who wants food and games and unconferences, are open and planned to remain open.

Since nobody else posted these: 

Bay Area is Sat Dec 17th (Eventbrite) (Facebook)

South Florida (about an hour north of Miami) is Sat Dec 17th (Eventbrite) (Facebook)

Portland, OR:

When: Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM PST 

Where: 1548 NE 15th Ave · Portland, OR 

How to find us: Call 513-432-3310 if you have any difficulty finding the venue



Saturday, December 17; doors open at 6:30, Solstice starts at 7:15
69 Morrison Ave., Somerville, MA 02144

RSVPs appreciated for planning purposes:

Let us know in advance if you need to park onsite (it's accessible by public transportation). We're up a flight of stairs.


I think the date is Dec 17 per the Facebook event?

That's correct; it's the 17th. Dec 19 would be a Monday. [Taymon has since edited the above]

Austin, Texas Winter Solstice.

December 20th (Tuesday), 6 pm doors open.

Location: TBD

LW event link (details to be added).


More info:


When: Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 6:00 PM CST

Where: 3835 N Spaulding Ave, Chicago IL 60618


Sorry for the delay!