“Solstice Celebration. Utgard. Governor of this fine planet extended an invitation to me and one of my Staff Sergeants. It's a formal affair. Ladies in long dresses, that sort of thing.”

The Solstice Celebration was an annual celebration held on Harvest, based in Utgard. Citizens of Harvest celebrated the festival by gathering together, dancing, talking, and watching as the A.I Mack fired the Utgard Mass Driver.[1] The only known Solstice Celebration occurred on January 16, 2525. It was there that Staff Sergeant Avery Johnson first met Governor Nils Thune, Attorney General Rol Pedersen and Lieutenant Commander Jilan al-Cygni.[1] While the Mass Driver is firing, many civilians have to cover their ears to bear the sound.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Halo: Contact Harvest - page 115-123