The Circle of Stones is used as a portal for the player to travel to the next season. The player can only use it at night (with the exception of winter). If the portal is ready, particles will circle around it and a beacon can also be seen from a distance (unless 'Turn Off Circle Vortex' is set to 'Off'). When the player enters the circle the circle of particles will become smaller, while drawing the player towards it. When the player stands in this circle, the time of day will be sped up while the screen turns white, transporting the player to the next season.