Nicci Garaicoa & Nicola McIntosh presents Winter Solstice Festival

Nicci Garaicoa & Nicola McIntosh presents Winter Solstice Festival

Shambala Estate
104 Beacon Road Tamborine, QLD 4271

Winter Solstice Festival

Come celebrate the magic of the Winter Solstice at our enchanting event held at Shambala Estate. Join us for a night filled with music, ritual, and community as we welcome the longest night of the year. Embrace the spirit of the season with festive activities, delicious food, and cozy bonfires. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with nature and each other in a beautiful setting. Let's welcome winter together!

You will embark on an evening brimming with magical activities, rituals, community, connection and festivities created by bestselling authors Nicci Garaicoa and Nicola McIntosh. Together, let us honour the profound shift of the seasons and embrace the fire spirit of renewal and reflection.

What is the Winter Solstice?

The Winter Solstice, also known as Yule, celebrates the return of the sun and the gradual lengthening of daylight following the longest night of the year. It symbolizes the delicate balance between light and darkness, where the longest night represents the pinnacle of darkness before the gradual emergence of light. Our festival honors this ancient tradition, offering a range of activities that serve as symbols of hope, warmth, and the triumph of light over darkness.

What to expect:

Location: Shambala estate is comprised of 5 acres of magical gardens in the heart of Tamborine Mountain. You will find secret gardens, waterfalls, ancient trees, wildlife and meandering pathways.

Opening Ceremony: Join us for a special opening ceremony to mark the beginning of the Winter Solstice celebration. Experience a symbolic ritual to welcome the season of solitude and rest.

Fire Ritual: Participate in a transformative fire ritual to release what no longer serves you and make space for new beginnings. Let go of the past and embrace the possibilities of the future.

Mulled Wine / Cacao: Sip on warming beverages such as mulled wine or cacao as you reflect on your inner care and nourishment during the season of introspection.

Bonfire: Gather around the bonfire and bask in its comforting glow as we come together to share stories, laughter, and camaraderie.

Yule Tree Decorating: Help decorate our Yule tree with lights and symbols of the season. Craft your own wishes and intentions to be hung on the tree, ready to bloom with the return of Spring.

Garland Crafting: Using natural products of the season such as cinnamon sticks and dried orange slices to symbolise the return of the sun and the promise of brighter days ahead.

Pomander Orange Crafting: Make your own pomander orange with cloves to invoke protection and ward off illness during the winter months.

Beeswax Intention Candle Making: Craft your own beeswax intention candle, infused with your hopes, dreams, and intentions for the season ahead. You can take this home with you!

Vegan Feast: Indulge in a locally sourced vegan meal, thoughtfully prepared to nourish both body and soul.

Yule Log Burning Ritual: Join us in a symbolic ritual of light and warmth as we burn the Yule log, signalling the shift from darkness to light and expressing gratitude for the return of longer days.

Gratitude Wishing Well: Take a moment to express gratitude and make a wish at our gratitude wishing well, sending positive energy out into the universe.

Night Market: Explore a curated selection of local artisanal goods, crafts, and seasonal treats at our Winter Night Market, perfect for finding unique gifts and treasures.

Ticket Information:

General Admission: Includes entry to the Winter Solstice Festival, all activities & a plate of food from the Vegan Feast.
Early Bird: $89
Second Release: $99
(Under 12yrs): $49

Join us for an enchanting celebration of the Winter Solstice! We're excited to welcome the season together, fostering sacred connections to nature and one another.

Secure your tickets now and immerse yourself in a night of magic, reflection, and community.

*all rituals are subject to availability.