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Local Happenings around Mariposa County for December, 2014
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DECEMBEREVENT
01-02 VINTNERS' HOLIDAYS - SESSION VI
This session runs from November 30th to December 2nd and features: Violet Grgich - Grgich Hill Estate, Dan Goldfield - Dutton-Goldfield, Chris Benziger - Benziger Family Winery, and Matt Hatcher - Hatcher Wines. Moderator: Dan Berger.
Vintners' Holidays packages include wine tasting seminars presented by our celebrated wine experts, Meet the Winemakers Reception and tickets to the five-course Gala Dinner in The Ahwahnee® Dining Room. Each of the five courses is specially developed and prepared by Executive Chef Percy Whatley and The Ahwahnee Culinary Team to complement the fine wines of our featured Vintners. This session runs November 30 and December 1.

The Ahwahnee Hotel
03-04 VINTNERS' HOLIDAYS - SESSION VII
This session features: Rob McNeill - Don & Sons, Lisa Bishop Forbes - Chalk Hill, Scott Rich - Talisman, and K.R. Rombauer - Rombauer Vineyards. Moderator: Dan Berger.
Vintners' Holidays packages include wine tasting seminars presented by our celebrated wine experts, Meet the Winemakers Reception and tickets to the five-course Gala Dinner in The Ahwahnee® Dining Room. Each of the five courses is specially developed and prepared by Executive Chef Percy Whatley and The Ahwahnee Culinary Team to complement the fine wines of our featured Vintners.

The Ahwahnee Hotel
06 CHRISTMAS PARADE
Parade begins at 6 p.m. along Hwy. 140, Fun for the whole family!
Main Street, Mariposa
12-13 ART HOP
Mariposa Art Hop held throughout the town and at various galleries and businesses. 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, the second Friday and Saturday of each month.
'Come and experience our creative spirit.'

Mariposa, various
13 BRACEBRIDGE DINNER
Celebrated annually since 1927, the Bracebridge Dinner transforms The Ahwahnee into a 17th century English manor for a feast of food, song and mirth. The inspiration for this yuletide ceremony was Washington Irving's Sketch Book that described Squire Bracebridge and English Christmas traditions of that period.
The Ahwahnee Hotel
14 BRACEBRIDGE DINNER
Celebrated annually since 1927, the Bracebridge Dinner transforms The Ahwahnee into a 17th century English manor for a feast of food, song and mirth. The inspiration for this yuletide ceremony was Washington Irving's Sketch Book that described Squire Bracebridge and English Christmas traditions of that period.
The Ahwahnee Hotel
15 BRACEBRIDGE CONCERT

The Ahwahnee Hotel
16 BRACEBRIDGE DINNER
Celebrated annually since 1927, the Bracebridge Dinner transforms The Ahwahnee into a 17th century English manor for a feast of food, song and mirth. The inspiration for this yuletide ceremony was Washington Irving's Sketch Book that described Squire Bracebridge and English Christmas traditions of that period.
The Ahwahnee Hotel
17 BRACEBRIDGE CONCERT

The Ahwahnee Hotel
18 BRACEBRIDGE DINNER
Celebrated annually since 1927, the Bracebridge Dinner transforms The Ahwahnee into a 17th century English manor for a feast of food, song and mirth. The inspiration for this yuletide ceremony was Washington Irving's Sketch Book that described Squire Bracebridge and English Christmas traditions of that period.
The Ahwahnee Hotel
19 BRACEBRIDGE CONCERT

The Ahwahnee Hotel
20 BRACEBRIDGE DINNER
Celebrated annually since 1927, the Bracebridge Dinner transforms The Ahwahnee into a 17th century English manor for a feast of food, song and mirth. The inspiration for this yuletide ceremony was Washington Irving's Sketch Book that described Squire Bracebridge and English Christmas traditions of that period.
The Ahwahnee Hotel
20 COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Bonfire, hot dogs, popcorn, hot chocolate and coffee with special guest, Santa Claus, arriving at 6:30 PM.
Mariposa Courthouse, Mariposa
20 MARIPOSA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S FESTIVE HOLIDAY CONCERT
A special concert gift for the season is in store as Serge Prokofiev's beloved Peter and the Wolf is performed by the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra with narration from the podium by MSO Founder/Conductor Les Marsden. The orchestra's December 20th Festive Holiday Concert at 7:00 PM in the Fiester Auditorium also includes Jacques Offenbach's bouyant comic masterpiece Overture to "Orphée aux Enfers." Franz Schubert's joyous Symphony #3 continues the MSO's 13th Season assay of remarkable third symphonies. Holiday-themed music will include Ralph Vaughan Williams' heartbreakingly beautiful Fantasy on "Greensleeves", Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride and Les Marsden's treatment of famous carols: Sierra Christmas Party, the piece which has closed every Festive Holiday concert since the MSO's premiere concert in 2002.
Tickets: $6 for Adults, $4 for Students

Fiester Auditorium, Mariposa County High School
21 BRACEBRIDGE CONCERT

The Ahwahnee Hotel
22 BRACEBRIDGE DINNER
Celebrated annually since 1927, the Bracebridge Dinner transforms The Ahwahnee into a 17th century English manor for a feast of food, song and mirth. The inspiration for this yuletide ceremony was Washington Irving's Sketch Book that described Squire Bracebridge and English Christmas traditions of that period.
The Ahwahnee Hotel
23 BRACEBRIDGE CONCERT

The Ahwahnee Hotel
24 BRACEBRIDGE DINNER
Celebrated annually since 1927, the Bracebridge Dinner transforms The Ahwahnee into a 17th century English manor for a feast of food, song and mirth. The inspiration for this yuletide ceremony was Washington Irving's Sketch Book that described Squire Bracebridge and English Christmas traditions of that period.
The Ahwahnee Hotel
25 BRACEBRIDGE DINNER
Celebrated annually since 1927, the Bracebridge Dinner transforms The Ahwahnee into a 17th century English manor for a feast of food, song and mirth. The inspiration for this yuletide ceremony was Washington Irving's Sketch Book that described Squire Bracebridge and English Christmas traditions of that period.
The Ahwahnee Hotel


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