Solstice Service and Mummers Play

Come join our dancers and mummers and singers as together we celebrate the arrival of winter.

“The Harvard UU Mummers plays come to us from an age-old British tradition. Roving bands of mummers would perform in the street or in pubs at the holidays, often passing the hat, or in our case, the offering plate. Mummers plays often feature a death and resurrection that aligns with the turning of the year, and in particular with the solstice — as the old year dies, and the new year comes to life. In many traditional mummers plays, the deceased character is brought back to life by first a quack doctor and a dragon. A fun and creative celebration brought to us by our youth.”
Helen Hill