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SOLD OUT! Twelfth Night Victorian Progressive Dinner at Historic Riverside

  • Jan 5, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Please Note: Read all the directions below BEFORE you RSVP 'Yes' for this event.

1) I am hosting this event for both Gay Foodies and Pleasure.

2) You MUST prepurchase your $85 per person tickets in advance . You can pay online or mail in your payment.

Link for payment online: http://www.oldriverside.org/ORF_Events.html

Make sure to select the Saturday, Jan 5th date at 6:30 PM.

3) If you live in the LA area, I might be able to arrange -for carpool to the Mission Inn in Riverside.

4) When you arrive at the Mission Inn, call/text me at:[masked]

5) This year guests have a choice of beef, chicken or vegetarian entrees.

To order with PayPal, use the form to the left. If you want to order different entreés for your party, close the shopping cart after each choice. When all choices are made, then you can check out and complete your purchase.

If you prefer, you may purchase tickets through the mail by printing
this order form and mailing it with a check to:

Old Riverside Foundation
4239 Eleventh Street
Riverside, CA 92501

The Old Riverside Foundation wants to give you an opportunity to relive the grand English tradition of Twelfth Night!

For many centuries, Christmas Day generally was considered the first day of Christmas (think: partridge in a pear tree); this was the beginning of twelve days of feasting and merrymaking. The evening of the final day was called Twelfth Night, and it culminated these twelve days of midwinter festivals by an additional feast marking the official end of Christmas.

Old Riverside Foundation has not forgotten this wonderful celebration. The festivities will begin at the Mission Inn staging area. Celebrants will then be transported via horse-drawn carriages to their respective appetizer, dinner and dessert houses in the historic downtown Riverside area.

Twelfth Night is a traditional Christmas celebration, steeped in history and tradition in many European countries. The early European settlers of the United States naturally brought many of the traditions of their home countries with them, including all the celebrations of the winter and Christmas season. In the same manner, early residents of Riverside (incorporated in 1883) established the traditions of their day, so a Victorian Twelfth Night became one of Riverside's early celebrations. Ironically, back in the 1870's era Victorian England, Queen Victoria had banned Twelfth Night as a feast day because it had become a time of mischief and over indulgence rather than a religious celebration.

The Old Riverside Foundation has brought back the tradition with some of the old feel and some newer ideas. Traditionally, Twelfth Night is on January 5th (the 12th day after Christmas), and has for centuries been the culmination of the 12-day Christmas season (thus the Twelve Days of Christmas holiday song). Guests are encouraged to join in the spirit of Riverside's original Twelfth Night Celebrations by wearing period dress or semi-formal attire.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Guess I'm not going it's already SOLD OUT! for 6:30. Have fun!

    December 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This looks nice. I'll check out links. Carpool would b nice. I'm in LB.

    December 29, 2012

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  • Robert
    Organizer,
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