Midwinter 2022

75th Annual Festival of Christmas & Midwinter Traditions
December 28, 2022 – January 1, 2023

Mark your calendars for our 75th annual Festival of Christmas & Midwinter Traditions! This extra special anniversary will be one to remember as we bring the festival back in-person! Founded by Jane Farwell in 1947 as an antidote to the growing commercialization of the season, this festival celebrates and shares the customs and traditions of people worldwide. This year’s joyful, immersive celebration of folklore and community will feature dance workshops with Sonia Dion & Cristian Florescu, singing workshops with Cait Vitale-Sullivan, crafts, evening parties, teas, and much more. 

All participants and staff at this event must be fully vaccinated. As part of the registration process you will be required to upload proof of vaccination and complete a waiver acknowledging that you are aware of and willingly assume the risks associated with attending in-person programming. Please note that health and safety policies for the Festival of Christmas & Midwinter are subject to change by the Folklore Village Board of Directors’ review and the local health situation at the time of this event. 

Additional information about workshops, registration, and more will be added soon. 

Schedule & Activities

A festival schedule, along with information about the workshops, teas, parties, and other activities will be posted here. 

Artistic Staff

Our 75th Festival of Christmas & Midwinter Traditions features Sonia Dion & Cristian Florescu, Cait Vitale-Sullivan, and more. Read about our artistic staff here.


Full-time Adult Registration is $390 if you register by noon Central Time on December 7, or $420 after wards. Full-time registration includes all meals, workshops, parties, teas, and other events from the afternoon of December 28 through brunch on January 1.  

Teen, youth, and part-time rates coming soon. 


We have both need-based and work exchange scholarships available for this festival. Whether you’re a first-time participant or you help with dishes every year, there may be a scholarship that suits your needs. To learn about our scholarships click here.