Celebration Locations – 2012 DETAILS

(return to listing of other years)

– 2012 listed below in alphabetical order by State (then followed by locations outside the U.S.):


Phoenix, Arizona

Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix  www.HSGP.org

Annual Winter Solstice Event: A Celebration of Reason, Compassion, and Hope

December 15th, 2012
Event: Annual Winter Solstice Celebration, –and introduction to  HumanLight

This year, we’ll celebrate the winter solstice with community, food, family, and fundraising to support our Humanist Community Center and programs.

As part of our celebration, we’ll offer an introduction to HumanLight, a relatively new Humanist holiday.


Fayetteville, Arkansas

The Fayetteville Freethinkers will once again celebrate HumanLight in Northwest Arkansas.

Date: Friday, December 21st, 2012
Time: 6:30pm.

Powerhouse Seafood and Grill
112 North University Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701-5032
Ph. (of restaurant) (479) 442-8300Contact:
Doug Krueger 479-443-2867


Little Rock, Arkansas

Arkansas Society of Freethinkers

HumanLight celebration
Sunday, December 16, 2012
1:30 PM   Main Library
100 S Rock St, Little Rock, AR (map)
First floor meeting room, in the back, right of the library

For more details, visit meetup page of the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers.


Palo Alto, California

The Humanist Community in Silicon Valley (HCSV) A Membership Chapter of the American Humanist Association

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Humanist Community in Silicon Valley will celebrate our
umpteenth Holiday Potluck. The theme will be ‘HumanLight’, a secular
holiday celebrated since 2001 by secular folk
For more information, click here.



Sacramento, California

Humanist Association of the Greater Sacramento Area (HAGSA)
Sunday, December 23rd, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Sacramento HumanLight / Winter Solstice Party
Come to the annual, traditional joint celebration of the Winter Solstice and HumanLight secular holidays. Only rarely may local freethinkers and Humanists gather to celebrate the HumanLight secular holiday on the actual day (December 23). This is such a year.

For more information visit the Humanist Association of the Greater Sacramento Area (HAGSA)


San Diego, California

The Humanist Assoc. Of San Diego


HumanLight, Winter Solstice Party

Advance payment is closed (2pm Sunday): please pay $15 at the door.

Potluck: bring food to share that you like. Parking is on the street or in the underground garage at Ralph’s supermarket.


Grand Junction, Colorado

Humanists Doing Good

HumanLight Holiday & Treat Packaging
Sunday, December 23rd
Time: TBA

150 West Main St.
Grand Junction, Colorado

We plan to package holiday treats that people have baked that we’ll
deliver later to people working on the holidays or who are otherwise away from
their families. We will also be having a Humanist potluck and enjoying everyone’s

For more information see the event page at: HumanistsDoingGood.org


Manchester, Connecticut

Unitarian Universalist Society: East

First Celebration of HumanLight

Contact the Society for location, time, and other details.


Wilmington, Delaware

Delaware Assoc for Humanism


HumanLight / Winter Solstice Celebration

        1801 West 14th Street, Wilmington, DE, 19806

Come welcome winter and share with other humanists the elements of HumanLight. HumanLight presents an alternative reason to celebrate: a Humanist’s vision of a good future. It is a future in which all people can identify with each other, behave with the highest moral standards, and work together toward a happy, just and peaceful world. Join us as we celebrate reason, compassion, and hope this solstice season!

sign up / details:  http://www.meetup.com/DelawareHumanist/events/92887312/


Jacksonville, Florida

First Coast Freethought Society, Inc.

Ninth Annual HumanLight Celebration

A covered dish dinner to be held downstairs in the Social Hall of the Unitarian Church where we regularly meet.

Monday, December 17, 2012
6:30 PM
7:oo PM for dinner
Ceremonies to follow

The “HumanLight Celebration” was conceived as an alternative seasonal
celebration which nonreligious persons could enjoy.  It allows humanists and
nonreligious persons of all varieties to celebrate this holiday season and
express their good wishes to others in a spirit of hope, love, and
understanding, unencumbered by religious dogma.

Visit the First Coast Free Thought Society


Tampa Bay, Florida

Center for Inquiry

Brandon – CFI HumanLight 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
3:00 – 5:00 PM

Come celebrate science and progress of humanity with holiday cheer and apple pie from the Tree of Knowledge.

Details, discussion, links, and RSVP:

Please RSVP to Carl if you are going, no later than NOON, day of the social.


Treasure Coast, Florida

Humanists of the Treasure Coast

Serving Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River Counties in Florida

3rd Annual HumanLight Celebration
Friday, December 21, 2012
Mangrove Matties, Fort Pierce, FL

Join us at 5:30 PM for socializing and celebratory activities. Dinner at 6:30 PM.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Joe Beck, 772-934-6167

or Joebeck@humtc.com

Visit Humanists of the Treasure Coast at www.humtc.com.


Naperville, Illinois

Humanists of West Suburban Chicagoland

Annual HumanLight celebration and potluck dinner:

  • December 11, 2012 · 7:00 PM

more info / details:




Baltimore, Maryland

HumanLight: a Humanist celebration of the winter season

Baltimore Coalition of Reason

When: 7:00 pm, Sunday, December 23, 2012

Join us for a celebration of HumanLight with a potluck dinner and desserts and music. This is the third annual celebration in Baltimore, sponsored by the Baltimore Coalition of Reason. Location is shown only to members.

Web: http://BaltimoreCoR.org


Laurel, Maryland

Washington Area Secular Humanists (WASH)

HumanLight Party!

  • December 23, 2012 · 5:00 PM
  • Kalmanson’s home

WASH’s Annual HumanLight party will again be held at the Kalmansons’ home on December 23rd, 2012, starting at 5pm. The format will once again be “lucky potluck”–no signups, just bring enough to share of something potlucky you like to eat or drink (e.g., salad, casserole, sodas, etc.). Please RSVP to: Jenny_kalmanson (at) yahoo.com

details:  http://www.meetup.com/humanism-218/events/94771772/


Glassboro, New Jersey

HumanLight Celebration of Reason, Compassion & Hope!

Tentatively scheduled for Sunday, December 16, 2012

Gloucester County Humanists will celebrate the Humanist winter holiday tradition of Humanlight, honoring reason, compassion and hope as we mark the coming of the winter holiday season.

Details to follow.


Morristown, New Jersey

New Jersey Humanist Network  www.njhn.org

Sunday, December 16, 2012
12 – 4 PM
Morris County Cultural Center
300 Mendham Road
Morristown, New Jersey


Guest speaker: Margaret Downey, Secular Celebrant and Founder of The Freethought Society

New Jersey Humanist Network Adult Members: $30
Adult non-members: $35
College Students: $20
Individuals with limited income: $20
Children up to age 17 free.
Please make your reservations by 12/13/12 at the New Jersey Humanist Network HumanLight registration page.
Also please bring a donation of food to be given to the needy.


Red Bank, New Jersey

Red Bank Humanists 

Annual HumanLight Celebration

Saturday, December 15, 2011
5:00 – 9:00 PM

Eastpoint Condominiums Club Room
1 Scenic Drive
Highlands, New Jersey

Potluck Dinner (BYOB)
$5 donation at the door to help pay for the room.

For more details, see www.redbankhumanists.org



New York, New York

The Secular Humanist Society of New York

Join us for our first HUMAN LIGHT CELEBRATION!

Sunday, Dec 16, 2012

If you have kids, come about 10:30 for crafts and play. If you are interested, kids and adults can participate in a worship service at 11:00 (or stay with a group of humanists who are not interested in such a service).  Adults should come about noon.

All events will be in the the Assembly Hall of the the Community Church of New York 40 East 35th Street – New York, NY 10016.

Our celebration is designed for single adults as well as families with children. It will include informal social interactions, music, food, making ornaments, decorating a tree, playing games, and celebration our humanist values and our community.

Visit the Secular Humanist Society of New York on Facebook.



Allentown, Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley Humanists

HumanLight / Winter Solstice Party

Saturday, December 22, 2012
6:00 PM
Allentown Brew Works
812 Hamilton Ave.
Allentown, PA

For details, visit The Lehigh Valley Humanists’ HumanLight event page



Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia  and The Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia

HumanLight Celebration:  Sunday, December 23rd, 2012
This December 23rd, HAGP celebrates HumanLight for the 7th year in a row.
This year’s festivities will take place with our friends at the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. Enjoy music by Cantabile, keynote speaker Hugh Taft-Morales (Leader at the Ethical Society), family-friendly science entertainment by Wondergy, a gourmet lunch, and the company of other humanists in the area. Join us as we celebrate reason, compassion, and hope this holiday season!Full schedule and learn how to make your reservation (deadline December 9th!) by clicking here.



Murfreesboro, Tennessee

HumanLight Dinner

December 21, 2012
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Contact the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Murfreesboro for details


Dallas, Texas

Dallas Brights Family Meetup
HumanLight celebration

Sunday, December 23, 2012, 6pm

4520 Frankford Rd., Dallas, TX

Dinner, candle decorating and a book exchange!

For more information, click here.


Madison, Wisconsin

HumanLight at Prairie Meeting House

Annual holiday party, sponsored this year by the Humanist Union of Madison.
Sunday December 23rd, 2012
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Central Time
Prairie Meeting House
2010 Whenona Dr. (map)



Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

The Halton-Peel Humanist Community
HumanLight Celebration

Sunday, December 23, 2012
6:00 PM

263 Queen St. South, Streetsville –  after annual Tree of Knowledge dedication and lighting at 5330 Creditview Road, Mississauga

All members, relatives and friends of the Halton Peel Humanist Community and the Cafe Scientifique are invited.

Visit the Halton-Peel Humanist Community