Turnout was good, a couple hundred maybe. Lots of kids and dogs wearing glow collars.
Temps in the teens made it wonderful to be attending a burning event.
One of the flying embers did start my knit cap burning.
As a festival of welcoming back the Sun, the most important part of any Yule celebration is light , bonfires, fireworks and more.
The story goes ... Elder and birch plants protected the gates to the underworld. And burning them released the Sun to be reborn.
A shot to the heart, a revealed face .
Well, whatever. A party is a party.