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December 2019—All Is Bright

Nov 30, 2019 11:00AM ● By Enjoy Magazine

Editor's Note 

December 2019

CHILDREN DASH OFF their letters to Santa, friends chatter about how to bless others with kindness, and families snuggle together with cups of cocoa to warm up on long, cold, winter nights. All is bright this holiday season.

This month, we’re shining some light on the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park, which plays host to a longtime Christmas tradition called the Bracebridge Dinner, a seven-course Old English feast and theatrical production that has warmed guests’ hearts for generations.

Artistic talent flows freely in the South Valley, and the Dreamer Co-op encourages guests to enjoy food trucks, sip locally roasted coffee and find delightful items crafted by local artists. The heart behind the event is to elevate Fresno’s creative community, and part of the proceeds benefit a local nonprofit.

If you’re entertaining guests who are looking for a unique way to spend some time, check out the Annual Toy and Model Train Show in Porterville, which has been showcasing holiday displays for 35 years. Its 34 trains capture the curiosity of railroad lovers.

Nothing says Christmas like “The Nutcracker,” and the Central California Ballet is delighted to perform in this iconic production in Fresno alongside two principal dancers from the Ukraine Ballet. It’s a perfect way to start a new holiday tradition.

All is certainly bright at the Field of Light at Sensorio, a half-mile circular walk through a Paso Robles canyon lit by 58,800 optic solar lights that morph color. More than 3,000 visitors have enjoyed this experiential art thus far, and it’s a sight to behold.
We wish you a merry and bright holiday season – enjoy!
-The Enjoy Team

On The Cover:

Willemina and Cody Brazeal

Photos by Dakota Lynn Photography