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Goblets and Spirits Raised, at The Bracebridge Dinner

The feast-y Decembertime tradition rings in the yuletide with pomp and pageantry.



    Goblets and Spirits Raised, at The Bracebridge Dinner
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    Dreamed of calling upon this decades-old delight, which spins the famous Washington Irving tale into a living, breathing pageant? It's on now, on select December nights, at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel in Yosemite National Park.

    WE LIVE IN A NEW WORLD... of storytelling, with immersive theatrical experiences at the fore, and chances to play a part in an interactive play or an escape room flowering in several quarters. And yet, there has long been an event, in Yosemite National Park, that has, if not called upon guests to speak lines, then to sit inside the middle of the action. Those guests are dining, on a sumptuous, multi-course meal, in a world-famous dining room, as revelries of olde go on about them, revelries inspired by a famous Washington Irving yarn. It's The Bracebridge Dinner, a Christmastime treat that takes place, over several select nights, in the dining room of the Majestic Yosemite Hotel, in Yosemite Valley. And there's still time to travel back, to the age of pantaloon-wearing aristocrats and merry jesters, at...

    THE BRACEBRIDGE DINNER: There are a few dinner & lodging packages to choose from, or you can just go with the dinner alone, if you've already booked a place to to stay in the area or won't be lingering in the valley. What to expect? "More than 100 cast members" are part of the joyful evening, a night that centers on Squire Bracebridge and his nattily attired, bright-of-spirit circle. The final 2018 date is Saturday, Dec. 22, and the price, for dinner but not lodging, is $320 per adult, which does include gratuity (though alcohol and tax is additional). As for the historical angle of The Bracebridge? You could spend an anecdote-packed evening reading all about it, for it began over 90 years ago, in 1927, and featured no less than Ansel Adams as a player.

    FOR ALL OF THE MERRY DETAILS... on one of the greatest and most gleeful traditions associated with any national park, unhand your goblet and read more, now, at this site.