al-Barran Midwinter: A Celebration of the Senses


A Celebration of the Senses

(Toulouse) Le Goût (La Dame à la licorne) – Musée de Cluny Paris

17 December 2022


Ballut Abyad Event Hall, 6600 Zuni Rd NE, Albuquerque NM 87108

Adult site fees: $15 for members Feast fees $15

Youth (6-17) site fees: $10

Children under 6 Free

Register HERE

Event coordinator: Gwenlyn Aldwyn, and Lady Phaidra Thebia

Prepare your finest garb and make ready to indulge your senses as the Barony of al-Barran welcomes the return of the sun with a Midwinter celebration inspired by the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries. As each of the tapestries expresses an appreciation for the different senses, so too will we indulge our palate with music, décor, dancing, and of course, a delicious feast!

Events include: Carolers, a dessert competition, court dancing, and a scavenger hunt!

HELP WANTED: Such a large event only works because of the amazing people of al-Barran. Please lend an hour or two of your day–you’ll make new friends, reconnect with old ones, and been well thanked by your barony! Set up crew, clean up crew, gate crew, and feast servers.  Sign up HERE.

Tentative Schedule:

8:30am venue set up and decoration
10:00am site opens
12:00pm Scavenger Hunt Begins
1:00pm Carolers
2:00pm Court Dancing
3:00pm Dessert Competition Opens
4:00pm Court (tentative time–at Their Majesties’ pleasure)
6:00pm Feast
7:30pm Court Dancing
9:30 Clean up begins
10:00 Site closes

The site includes a tavern—as such, no other alcohol is permitted in the hall OR parking lot.

War Practice will commence the following day (Park to be determined)