32nd Annual Christmas Revels: “A Scottish Celebration of the Solstice”

Event has passed (Fri Dec 8, 2017 - Sun Dec 17, 2017)
Oakland Scottish Rite Center
1:00 pm & 5:00 pm
$20 - $65
Family & Children, Theater / Performance Arts


For its 32nd year, the Bay Area’s beloved Christmas Revels salutes the season, this time taking audiences to Scotland for “A Scottish Celebration of the Solstice.”

With the skirling of pipes and the swirling of kilts, the 2017 Christmas Revels celebrates the turning of the year in Scottish style. Join the Revelers this December in the land of Robbie Burns to pass the shortest day in song, dance, and spirited folk tales. Be there for haggis and Hogmanay, first-footing, wool-waulking, mouth music, and the Scottish custom of Guising – going house to house disguised in fancy dress.

Expect plaids a-plenty, as Scots of all ages gather the clans to observe the return of the sun in the Bay Area’s most treasured holiday tradition. This tuneful excitement comes studded with Revels touchstones including The Abbots Bromley Antler Dance, Sussex Mummers’ Carol, and The Lord of the Dance. Be prepared to sing and dance along, if you so desire.

Featured performers in A Scottish Celebration of the Solstice are Revels stalwarts singer Susan Rode-Morris, singer and fiddler Anne Goess, dancer Jeri Reed, and Shira Kammen, an expert performer on a variety of medieval musical instruments. Expect surprise guests, too!


  1. Oakland Scottish Rite Center 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA