Every year, Purple Sage Farms in Middleton, ID do a winter solstice celebration with a potluck dinner and a big bonfire. My family and I went there in 2017 and had such a great time that it was clear we’d return again this year. They had an impressively large pile of wood ready to be burned and the high expectations coming from that did most certainly not get disappointed.

In fact, once the fire was lit up, it got so hot that everyone had to keep their distance. Afterwards, we went back inside to enjoy some more food, accompanied by folk music.

I tried capturing some of the magic of the evening with my camera and hope you get to experience a tiny piece of the incredible atmosphere. We will certainly be back next year!