Welcome Yule!

Portland Revels – bringing back the light since 1995

For 25 years, Portland Revels community has celebrated the changes of the seasons with traditional
song, dance, and story. Our annual Christmas Revels solstice celebration centers around the loss and return of the light. The production celebrates an astronomical cycle that is both directly observable and profoundly mysterious. Our stories trace a descent into darkness —  figurative or literal — that takes different forms from year to year. But regardless of the form, hope returns every year. The community, or the Fool who represents its essence, overcomes an obstacle and the light comes back. And then it is time for celebration!

In this unprecedented year, Portland Revels is moving its Christmas Revels production from the stage to the screen. Join us for three hosted community webcasts in December.

To learn more, please visit:

THE 2020 CHRISTMAS REVELS information page.


{Meet our new Executive Director, Sara Hennessy!}

We would also like to thank our generous sponsors: