Lyondemere/Gyldenholt Yule – 12/9

Lyondemere/Gyldenholt Yule

December 9, 2017

Theme: SEASON OF LOVE

In the year 1453, the Turks captured the great metropolis and the last bastion of Christianity in the Middle East, Constantinople. We fear what we do not understand, and the Islamic Turks were definitely a force to cause fear. With their cunning use of music during the Siege of Constantinople, many were left terrified of the cacophony and loudness that was the Turks. Still, the Turks were no evil people; they did not force their newly conquered lands to convert to Islam. They allowed the Christians to continue their practices without threat, because, if there was one thing they knew from the Qur’an, it was this: Love is always the answer. “…Had God willed, He would have made you a single community, but He wanted to test you regarding what has come to you. So, compete with each other in doing good…” (Surat al-Ma’ida, 48).

Let us celebrate love and caring this Holiday Season with random acts of Giving.

  • When: Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Time: 1 PM-9 PM
  • Where: El Segundo Masonic Lodge No 421, 520 Main St. El Segundo, CA 90245 (Parking is limited so we highly recommend carpooling)
  • Stewards: Batu Sechen Tsagaan, Baroness Eva filia Edeneweyn, and Lady Isabella Ruan de Aragon – yule@lyondemere.org

Greetings Caid! We welcome you to join Lyondemere and Gyldenholt in our annual, joint Yule Celebration. The activities and entertainment for this day will include a feast, bardic performances, games, kids’ crafts and a basket raffle. We will be having a themed table decorating contest and a populace potluck dessert revel. (Please bring with you a list of ingredients to assist those with food allergies.)

The traditional gift exchange will happen and we will also be having a canned/nonperishable food drive for the needy. All participants in the food drive will receive a raffle ticket where you may win a prize. Additional announcements will be posted on this website as well as in the Lyondemere Facebook page for more details and updates on the day’s activities.

Site Fees (event entrance):

  • $13 for adults
  • $10 for children between ages 5 and 12
  • There will be a $5.00 discount with SCA membership
  • Children under the age of 5 will be guests of the baronies.
  • Please make checks payable to “SCA Inc./Barony of Lyondemere”

Feast Fees (separate from the site fee):

  • Feast reservations are $12 for adults
  • Feast reservations are is $8 for children between ages 5 and 12.
  • Limited off-board seating reservations (you get a seat at the feast, bring your own food and drink) will be available for of $2.
  • All feast reservations paid in advance will come with two free basket raffle tickets.
  • Please make your reservations early. We will take reservations for the feast until November 22 or until we are full.
  • Please make checks payable to “SCA Inc./Barony of Lyondemere”

Raffle Tickets

  • Tickets for the raffle will be $1 each or six for $5
  • Please make checks payable to “SCA Inc./Barony of Lyondemere”

Schedule of the Day (subject to Their Excellencies pleasure):

  • Gate opens: 1 PM
  • Court starts: 3 PM
  • Feast starts: 5:30 PM
  • Event closes: 9 PM

All guests are welcome to stay at the site, even if you are not eating at the feast or eating off-board. There are also restaurants nearby, if guests would like to step out for food and return. After the feast, there is a Populace Dessert Revel, the gift exchange, additional Bardic performances, and the Raffle drawing.