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For an exhaustive list of events beyond those listed here, check http://events.frommers.com, where you'll find a searchable, up-to-the-minute roster of what's happening in Yosemite and Sequoia & Kings Canyon.

January to February

Chefs' Holidays. Yosemite hosts nationally renowned chefs who share their culinary secrets with participants. Packages that include accommodations at the Ahwahnee are available. Call tel. 801/559-5000 for reservations.

March

Heritage Holidays. Started in 2002 to celebrate the Ahwahnee's 75th birthday, this is a nostalgic treat for visitors, with many events -- concerts, lectures, and movies -- free and open to the public. Lodging packages at the Ahwahnee and the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls are available. Call tel. 801/559-5000 for more information.

November to December

Vintners' Holidays. California's finest winemakers hold tastings in the Ahwahnee's Great Lounge. Each session concludes with a Vintners' Banquet. The four-course gala event, held in the Ahwahnee Dining Room, pairs four wines with specially selected food. Two- and three-night packages are available. Call tel. 801/559-5000 for reservations.

December

The Bracebridge Dinner. Held on 8 evenings from December 15 to the day after Christmas, this event transports diners to 17th-century England, with music, food, and song. The festivities take place in the Ahwahnee Dining Room, bedecked with wreaths, banners, and traditional yuletide decorations. This popular event requires reservations, which are secured by lottery. Applications are available from December 1 to January 15 and are due February 15 for the coming year. Prices change from year to year, but expect to pay around $500 per person. Call tel. 801/559-5000 for more information.


Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.