The Stonehenge Winter Solstice event will be streamed around the world this year.
The epic event usually brings thousands of people to the ancient site every year to watch the midwinter sunrise and set over the standing stones. However, thanks to Covid-19, this year’s celebration will be very different. In true 2020 style, the winter solstice will be live-streamed from Stonehenge next week.
English Heritage are asking people not to venture to the site this year and visit virtually instead. “Owing to the pandemic, and in the interests of public health, there will be no Winter Solstice gathering at Stonehenge this year. The Winter Solstice sunrise will instead be live-streamed from the stones on the morning of December 21. It will be easy and free to watch on the English Heritage social media channels’.
So, it’s not all doom and gloom though, like the English winter. And for us, those few people on the other side of the world, it’s another extraordinary experience we can take part in just without having to forgo our summer.