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The Madrigal Banquet

No other holiday event compares to Glen Eyrie’s Madrigal Banquet!

Upcoming Dates

About This One-of-A-Kind Event!

With a more than thirty-year history, this spectacular holiday event continues to be a Colorado classic. Set in the grandeur of The Great Hall of The Castle, our 16th century-style banquet and performance is sure to inspire and prepare your heart for this Christmas season as we focus on the true meaning of Christmas, our Savior’s birth.

This is a full evening, with a 4-course dinner and performance. You’ll enjoy music, dancing and plenty of humor with our talented troupe of performers. The banquet typically lasts over 3 hours. Because of the length of the evening and the nature of the program and menu, we do not permit children under the age of 14. Seating is tight and we seat parties across from one another in order to view the entire scope of the performance. Activity takes place all over the Great Hall, including the balcony. Guests with overnight reservations receive highest priority in seat assignments, and other guests are seated in order that the reservations are received. You will receive tickets with seat assignments upon your arrival in the Castle foyer the night of the performance.

Glen Eyrie’s Madrigal has been presented continually every year since 1989, with only one year missed in 2020 due to the worldwide pandemic. This will be the 35th annual performance. We are excited to offer it again this year and hope you will add this event to your list of annual holiday favorites!

Evening Schedule

Attendants will direct you to the parking lots, handicap parking is available. You will be admitted to the Castle and receive your tickets with seat assignments.

Hor’s d’oeuvres and Wassail in the Castle Lobby with entertainment

You will be assembled by table and escorted to the Great Hall

There will be two intermissions during the evening

Tickets Will Go On Sale For 2024 On Tuesday, September 3, 2024

Ticket Options

Banquet Only or Banquet + Overnight Room Package

Pricing is before tax. If selecting an overnight package, first choose your hotel room and then your Madrigal Banquet tickets. If you are staying more than one night, please call our reservations office at 719-265-7050 for assistance. 

Ticket +
Castle Rooms

$474-488 + tax (For 2 people)

Castle room, 2 banquet tickets and breakfast for 2 the next morning

Ticket +
Deluxe Rooms

$474 + tax (For 2 people)

(Pink House and Eagle’s Nest) with a King bed, 2 banquet tickets and breakfast for 2 the next morning

Ticket +
Standard Rooms

$399 + tax (For 2 people)

(Big Horn Lodge) Room for 2 people with 2 banquet tickets and breakfast for 2 the next morning

Banquet Tickets

$150 + tax (per person)

3 hour dinner and
show included


Will be updated in summer 2024

The menu for the 2023 Madrigal will be available after tickets go on sale September 5

Butternut Squash – Butternut Squash, Coconut Milk, Thyme, Crème Fraiche 

Winter Apple – Winter green mix, Apple Slices, Dried Currants, Candied Pecans, Goat Cheese, Apple Sage Vinaigrette

Pork Osso Bucco – White wine and bone broth braised pork shank with Creamy Polenta, Roasted Heirloom Fingerlings, Roasted Carrots and Leeks, finished with gastrique

Chocolate Fig Mousse Cake with Brandy Chai Tea Gel, Apricot Preserve, and Dark Cherry Compote

The Madrigal menu is fixed and we cannot make any changes or substitutions. We provide Gluten free, Dairy free, Vegan or Vegetarian options when notified in advance. For other food needs or allergies, we cannot guarantee compliance. For those requesting any of the 4 special diets we will be adding a $10 upcharge. The preparation of special meals means extra time and ingredients and makes it necessary for us to charge an additional fee. 


Madrigal banquet tables seat 10, 14 or 16. Larger parties may be split between adjacent tables. Seating priority is given to those with overnight stays, and then in order the reservations were received. Seats will be assigned on both sides of tables, as the entertainment happens all around the room, including the balcony.

We can accommodate gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian diets with advance notice. There will be an additional $10 charge for all special diets.

Payment is required at the time of reservation using a major credit card. Tickets are non-refundable, but may be transferred.

Guests who book an overnight stay in addition to their Madrigal banquet ticket will receive priority in seating arrangements. This applies to all rooms on property, not just the Castle. Each overnight stay comes with breakfast the next morning.

Please notify us in advance of any special needs you have. Seating is tight in the Great Hall and we have limited spaces where we can accommodate wheelchairs or walkers. We do have an elevator and handicap access to the Great Hall.

The Glen Eyrie Christmas Madrigal is formal in nature.  We encourage our guests to dress up! Gentlemen may consider wearing a shirt and tie, suit, tuxedo, a fashionable kilt or dress in period style costume.  Ladies may consider wearing slacks and sweater, evening dress or dress in period style costume.  The Great Hall is often drafty. We suggest a light sweater or jacket for ladies.