Yosemite Bracebridge Dinner

Enjoy an unforgettable dinner and theatrical performance at the elegant Ahwahnee Hotel’s Bracebridge Hall this December. Let Baroque Travel make your reservations now


For the past 88 years, guests head back in time to the 18th Century in Yosemite to enjoy an unforgettable experience, a unique holiday tradition at the Ahwahnee Hotel. There, the dining room, called Bracebridge Hall, is transformed into an elaborate Renaissance scene offering an extraordinary feast full of Christmas tradition and pageantry. Throughout December, on various dates from the 13th until Christmas Day, the Bracebridge Dinner enchants and entertains guests who come from all over the country with great music and delicious food.


The elegant hotel relives previous Christmases in its magnificent manor hall with its 50-foot wooden beamed ceilings and vast windows offering breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains. Join in this popular Yuletide extravaganza and enjoy a three and a half hour feast that takes you back to old England. The host, Squire Bracebridge, will welcome you to“food and riches without measure, joining voices raised in festive sound. Let our conviviality abound!”.


The performance includes a stunning array of singers and court characters who tell the fascinating story of Lord Bracebridge and the members of his household. And while you’re being sent back to another, more charming, time, attentive Bracebridge staff will serve you a stunning seven-course dinner that has been prepared by the luxury hotel’s world-class culinary experts.


This extraordinary dinner extravaganza was inspired by a sketchbook by Washington Irving that told the story of Squire Bracebridge and his family’s Christmas traditions over the Festive Season. It also offers an excellent insight into the lifestyle of the Middle Ages.

The dinner includes a fabulous four-hour pageant that features carol singing as well as various Renaissance forms of entertainment featuring over 100 actors and minstrels. To set the scene, the grand Dining Room has been transformed into a Great Hall from the Middle Ages complete with magnificent decorations. Dress is formal as befits an occasion of this manner. Before dinner, guests enjoy champagne, music and Christmas carols in the hotel’s Great Lounge.




December 12: 12 noon to 7pm

December 13: 11am to 4pm

December 14: 11am to 4pm

December 15: 2pm to 7pm

December 16: 11am to 4pm

December 17: 2pm to 7pm

December 18: 11am to 4pm

December 19: 2pm to 7pm

December 20: 11am to 4pm

December 21: 12 noon to 7pm

December 22: 11am to 4pm

December 23: 12 noon to 7pm

December 24 & 25: 11am to 4pm


To book your unforgettable Bracebridge Dinner, contact Baroque Travel right away, info@baroquetravel.com and we will make all the arrangements for you, including a stay at the Ahwahnee Hotel, or another hotel in Yosemite.