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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK The Bracebridge Dinner

December 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 and 21, 2019, 6 p.m.

Ahwahnee Hotel
9011 Village Dr.
Yosemite Village, California 95389
$344.80 Dinner-only | hotel packages available
(888) 413-8869
Tickets: bracebridgedinner.com | travelyosemite.com

December 11, 2019, 6-9 p.m.
December 13, 2019, 6-9 p.m.
December 15, 2019, 6-9 p.m.
December 17, 2019, 6-9 p.m.
December 19, 2019, 6-9 p.m.
December 21, 2019, 6-9 p.m.

Holiday Pops Concert of Music of the Christmas Season

The Andrea Fulton Chorale Christmas Concerts

December 14, 2019, 4 p.m.
December 16, 2019, 4 p.m.
December 18, 2019, 4 p.m.
December 20, 2019, 2 p.m. followed by Christmas caroling and the arrival of Santa Claus

Bracebridge Dinner is a holiday dining and entertainment experience in historic Ahwahnee Hotel's dining room. Guests are seated and served a seven course dinner timed to author Washington Irving's 17th century story taking place in an English manor. From the inspiration for this yuletide ceremony, Irving's Sketch Book, which described Squire Bracebridge and English Christmas traditions of feast of food, song and mirth, Bracebridge Dinner has been performed at Ahwahnee Hotel since 1927. 

2019 Menu

THE RELISH
Sweet and Sour Fuji Apple Chutney, Hazelnut-Dusted Goat Cheese Curry, Beets and Micro Greens

THE SOUP
Winter ParsnipPuree, Butter Croutons, Chive Emulsion, Chervil

THE FISH
Tangelo Brine Scallop, Tangelo, Tobiko, Mache, Tuile

THE SALAD
Tuscan Kale Salad, House Bourbon Bacon Lardon, Hard Boiled Quail Egg, Rye Crisp, Pear Vinaigrette

THE PEACOCK PIE
Truffle Rabbit Confit Empanada, Natural Rabbit Reduction, Avocado Salsa, Tomato Oil, Corn Shoots

THE BOAR'S HEAD AND BARON OF BEEF
Butter-Roasted Brandt Ranch Beef Tenderloin, Kabocha Squash, Rain Chard, Purple Potato Croquette, Zinfandel Demi-Glace

PLUM PUDDING AND WASSAIL

MIGNARDISES
Usually an artful arrangement of confections like pates de fruits or tiny macarons in a tradition dating back to 18th-century France

A soft blanket of snow carpets Yosemite Valley and dusts the rocky peaks of the high Sierras each Christmas just in time for a tradition known as The Bracebridge Dinner. Held in the dining room of the historic The Majestic Yosemite Hotel, a craftsman style hotel that has hosted presidents, kings, queens and diplomats, the evening begins with Christmas carols sung around a massive fireplace where two baby grands melodically and joyfully provide accompaniment.

Bells softly chime as women in sparkly, festive gowns and men in fine attire are called to dinner. Let the show begin! Guests are transformed to another era — a 17th century English manor for a feast of food, song and mirth. The inspiration for this yuletide ceremony that famed photographer Ansel Adams helped create and promote isn't just a four-hour pageant of classic carols, Renaissance rituals and entertainment of the Middle Ages. It is the heart & soul of Christmas celebrations for over 100 performers (many who come year after year) to act out the roles of the Squire and his family, their servants, the Lord of Misrule and minstrels! Each show is unique and there are many surprises throughout.

The menu for this feast includes gourmet cuisine created in a menu from the resort's executive chef. This past event includes a menu representing the dishes that are typically served.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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