The event begins with welcoming music at the Prancing Pony stage.
Beginning at 5:00pm, we will ask everyone to take out their lanterns, sparklers, or any other item which generates light. Please bring extras to share if you have them.
We will gather in a Procession of Light, walking on foot to Bree’s south gate. From there, we will mount up on our best Yule steeds for a slow, scenic ride to Windy Acres Ranch — 9 Chestnut Street, Raglan, Bree-land homesteads. We will hear some lovely music along the way.
Once we arrive at the ranch, we will enjoy music by “The Remediators”. Kiralynn will take registrations for both fashion contests. Send her a /tell to sign up.
The first contest is a horse show to crown the “Snow Lord or Lady”. Contestants will try to earn the audience votes by showing off their best white or snow-themed outfits and matching steeds. All horses, ponies, goats, and war steeds are allowed. First prize is 2,000 Turbine points, second prize is 1,000 TP and third prize is 500 TP. The top three contestants will also receive their choice of a prize code.
After naming our Snow Lords and Ladies, we will move indoors and continue our event.
The second contest is a “Spirit of Yule” fashion contest. The audience will vote on the best Yule-themed outfits. The standard Windy Acres contest rules apply (see below). First prize is 2,000 Turbine points, second prize is 1,000 TP and third prize is 500 TP. The top three contestants will also receive their choice of a prize code.
Next, we’ll hear more music by “The Remediators”, followed by a number of short Yule tales told by talented storytellers.
Finally, we will open the stage to anyone who wishes to perform a Yule song or short story.
Here is the schedule of events:
4:45pm — At the Pony stage, Old Winyards plays music so people know where the mounted procession will begin.
5:00pm — Light the lanterns. (Have people equip their sparklers and lanterns, hand out any extras.)
5:05pm — Begin the ride to the ranch at a walk.
5:25pm — Arrive at the ranch. Welcome everyone and The Remediators start holiday music. Take fashion contest registrations.
5:30pm — Begin the “Snow Lord or Lady” mounted fashion contest in the front yard.
5:50pm — Move indoors and begin the “Spirit of Yule” fashion contest.
6:20pm — Songs with lyrics by The Remediators.
6:30pm — Yule-themed stories (by Daffodilia and others with music by Old Winyards if requested)
7:00pm — Open mic for anyone who wants to play music or tell Yule stories.