Special Events

Upcoming special events sponsored by the Humanists of Minnesota.

     Winter SolsticE celebration:  Saturday,       DecEMBER 16 @ 5 p.m.

      A Festivus for the                 Rest of Us

Join us for a fun secular celebration of the season! 

Humanists of Minnesota are hosts this year           of this annual event which we sponsor                with Minnesota Atheists.

          Freethinkers are re-making the holiday                      based on the  real reason for the season --                     the WINTER SOLSTICE (i.e. axial tilt) --               to create a FESTIVUS for the rest of us!  


     REGISTER BELOW for Entertainment only option. 

dinner registration closed. seating is limited.

$35 for Dinner and Entertainment

$30 for dues-paying members

                                                     (of either Humanists of Minnesota or Minnesota Atheists)

                                                                          $10 for Entertainment only


 •  Enjoy a fun-filled evening with dinner, comedy, music and seasonal reflections among friends.

 • Trim the Festivus Pole with your gift for Bridge for Youth; Go to these on-line registries to select items --     tgt.gifts/ritashouse or tgt.gifts/BridgeforYouth-holiday2017 

 • Participate in Festivus Activities: Airing of political grievances, feats of strength and secular caroling.

 • Experience a timely mummers play: The Emperor’s New Clothes!



5 p.m. -- Social Time with cash-only bar

5:45 p.m. -- Dinner

6:45 p.m.  -- Entertainment (cash-bar open)


Venue: Minnesota Humanities Center

987 Ivy Ave E

Saint Paul MN 55106


Gift suggestions for Bridge for Youth

(helping youth in crisis)

Please bring unwrapped gifts to the solstice celebration.

  • Support youth in their Emergency Shelter program through their Target gift registry.  Go to tgt.gifts/BridgeforYouth-holiday2017 to select gifts.                                                                                            
  • Rita’s House, their new intentional living community for 18-21 year old youth, will be opening in late January 2018.  They have also created a Target registry of items the kids will need to settle into their new home.  Go to tgt.gifts/ritashouse  to select gifts.                                                                      
  • Gift cards ($5-$10 denominations) to Subway, Chipotle, Caribou, Leeann Chin, Panera, McDonald’s        
  • Gift cards ($10+ denominations) to Target, Cub, Rainbow