Eskalyan Yule: Christmas in New Spain

Eskalya welcomes all to share in celebrating Christmas in New Spain at the end of the 16th century, Christmas celebrated with Old World traditions and the abundance of the New World. We are not recreating but celebrating the sense of community of these explorers, conquistadors, soldiers, Company colonists, servants and others.

Location: St. Mary's Episcopal Church
Top of the hill on the corner of Lake Otis and Tudor, Anchorage, Alaska

Eskalya welcomes all to share in celebrating Christmas in New Spain at the end of the 16th century. Christmas celebrated with Old World traditions and the abundance of the New World. We are not recreating but celebrating the sense of community of these explorers, conquistadors, soldiers, Company colonists, servants and others. Games, contests, dancing, fighting both heavy and rapier, entertainments most wonderful, onsite activities, surprises, and fun for all. Our feast will be traditional with a New World flavour.

Our 'tourney' will be Moors and Christians, a way used to celebrate the victory of the Christians over the Moors. For this there is a costume contest for the BEST DRESSED COMBATANT in the event theme. The plan is for each heavy fighter to be both a Christian and a Moor.

For rapier there is also Mistress Margaret Anne fighting for her prize. There will also be a costume contest for BEST DRESSED RAPIER in the event theme.

Contests:
1)Table decorating - Spanish or Christmas theme.
2)Eskalyan A&S - leather working; documentation not needed but extra points given for such.
3)It's A-MAIZE-ING - Best use of maize/corn. If you decide on a food item bring enough to share. No documentation needed, this is just for fun.

Site information: Please note - THIS IS A DRY SITE. Also NO FLAMAGE allowed. Sorry, church rules. There are plenty of tables (these are large rounds) and chairs onsite. Plenty of parking.

Site opens at 11 am and closes before 10 pm (meaning we need to cleaned up and ready to lock up by 10 pm).

Site fee: Adults: $15; Children (12 to 4) $7; Children 3 and under - free Family (2 adults and 1 or more children) $32

We are requesting an RSVP for feast. This way we can make sure one and all get to share in the wonderful food. Please see contact information below.

For any questions or further event information please contact the autocrat: Elspeth Bouchannane (Jacki Frederick) edenwild@alaska.net

For feast information/concerns, please contact the feast steward: Mistress Anne quidnon@gci.net

Yours in service
Elspeth Bouchannane
Eskalyan Yule autocrat