About 700 people - including pagans and Druids, many adorned in wonderful and/or weird costumes - saw the sun rise at the ancient rocks near Salisbury, England.
Peter Carson, Stonehenge's director, said it "was really looking picture-postcard perfect."
Carson said winter solstice can fall between Dec. 20 and 23. This year, he said, winter solstice came after the sun set on Dec. 21, making Tuesday the shortest day of the year.
Summer solstice is also observed at the site, but Carson said the winter celebrations are becoming increasingly popular.
He said there's a "better understanding that Stonehenge was a monument more significant at the winter rather than summer solstice."