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Turners Falls, Welcome Yule

December 8, 2023 - December 10, 2023

Welcome Yule – Music, Dance, Songs and Stories to Drive the Dark Away – annual, mid-winter celebration in its 39th year at the Shea Theater Arts Center in Turners Falls, Massachusetts.

When we move into the dark time of the year, we keep our spirits alive through community, connection, and tradition. Our new show is centered around the ancient myth (with a modern redesign) of the Oak King of the summer and the Holly Queen of the winter: two siblings whose reigns are forever rising and falling with the seasons. We focus on that recurring cycle of dark and light, Sun and Moon, life, death, and rebirth as the wheel of the year marks its repeated turning. Our village is drawing together in this dark time, maintaining itself and its sense of community, through song, dance, story-telling and a mummer’s play. Join us in singing; touch the Yule Log for good luck; feel a chill with the eerie Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, and join us in laughing away the dark.

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Welcome Yule:  A Midwinter Celebration will be held at The Shea Theater Arts Center, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA, Friday December 8 and Saturday December 9 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m

Tickets are $15 for adults ages 17 to 64, $12 for seniors and children ages 5 to 16, and FREE for children under 5.  Tickets can be purchased at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield, MA, at the door, or in advance at www.sheatheater.org. Tickets can be reserved at [email protected].

We are a volunteer group of friends who put on these celebration for the community.  All ticket sales go into paying production costs, with any left over slated for next year’s show.  No one earns any money doing the show, even our directors and producers.


December 8, 2023
December 10, 2023