Each year, the Navigators at Glen Eyrie present a truly unique holiday offering, the madrigal banquet at the former residence of Colorado Springs’ founder, William Jackson Palmer. The banquet was the brainchild of Springs resident Dave McIntosh who has been transforming the castle into a middle-ages holiday wonderland and feasting hall for the past 22 years with the help of countless volunteers. Come along on this video journey as we speak with McIntosh about the madrigal banquet and take a sneak peak at the mellifluous, multi-course banquet.

For information on dates, times and tickets, you can visit Glen Eyrie on the web, HERE.


3 Responses to Ye Olde Christmastide at Glen Eyrie Castle

  1. Mary Heimerman says:

    Might have been just me, but didn’t get sound. Popped over to Youtube, and was able to hear the article.

    Glen Eyrie Christmas is wonderful. Excellent food, excellent music, and a terrific ambiance. I didn’t think about the pacing, but as Dave described it, I remember we really did visit with everyone at the table, and had ample opportunity to enjoy the food and company as well as the entertainment.

    My husband and I did a special date night, and attended the event and spent the night in the castle, which included breakfast in the morning. It was expensive, but we really loved it. Get your tickets early. It sells out every show every year.

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  3. David McIntosh says:

    We actually did this interview and recording towards the end of the season two years ago. I want to thank Craig for doing a really great job editing this. I didn’t look like a total idiot. : )
    We have made a lot of changes for this season, mostly in the Great Hall, and in some of the costuming. A whole new color palette and set gives a whole new feeling to the banquet. Hope you come and see us!


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