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New Year’s Eve Gourmet Dinner, Dancing & Games At ECCO

OAKHURST — Tucked away under the trees on scenic acreage in the Sierra Nevada foothills is a simply beautiful conference center equipped with sweeping views and peaceful trails, while featuring comfortable and affordable accommodations and being blessed with a brilliant executive chef capable of creating mouthwatering cuisine.

For anyone who wants to ring in the new year with friends and family in a serene setting, along with eating delicious food, playing fun games, and having music for your dancing pleasure — ECCO’s Sensible Celebration may be just the ticket.

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with delectable appetizers including shrimp cocktail, cheese and fresh veggies with breads and crackers, Swedish meatballs, smoked sand cream cheese crostini, and mushroom strudel, with a glass of wine.

Dinner starts with mixed greens tossed in balsamic vinaigrette with candied pecans, pickled red onion and orange segments. The dinner entree includes a choice of beef Wellington and Béarnaise sauce served with twice-baked potato and roasted winter vegetables or sesame crusted salmon and green apple burre blanc served with potato scallion eggroll and sautéed greens. For vegetarians, the chef offers grilled vegetable and phyllo Napoleon with balsamic reduction.

All meals are served to guests at the table.

Sweets table includes chocolate mousse, fruit tarts, caramel apple cheesecake and other treats.

After dinner, an evening of games and music is provided by a DJ for dancing and listening pleasure. A champagne or sparkling cider toast will be celebrated on New York time at 9 p.m. and then guests will dance and play the night away.

Please make your reservation by Sunday, Dec. 17.

Schedule of Events:

  • 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
  • 7:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 9:00 p.m. “New York Midnight” Toast

Pricing for New Year’s Eve Festivities is as follows:

Adult – $35.00
Children 4-11 – $17.00
Children Under 4 – Free!

Click here to download the printable brochure


Lodging packages are available for guests who wish to avoid the holiday traffic. The package includes the New Year’s Eve Celebration, social, dinner, festivities and brunch on New Year’s Day.

Prices are per person. Price listed below is what you pay, there are no additional charges.

Single Occupancy $120.00 (Private lodge room)
Double Occupancy $98.00 (Two per lodge room)
Quad Rooms are available please contact us for pricing.

Please call 559-683-8162 for more information.

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The Episcopal Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO) is located just 12 miles from the South gate of Yosemite National Park and Mariposa Giant Sequoia Grove. ECCO has been serving the religious, educational and non-profit conference and retreat needs of Fresno, Madera, Mariposa and the rest of California’s Central Valley since 1982. ECCO welcomes groups of all faiths and denominations. As a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin, ECCO accommodates groups of all kinds, from intimate retreats of 15 to conferences of 150 or more with banquet facilities for 200. Providing lodging, meals prepared from fresh and wholesome foods, meeting space and a variety of recreational activities, ECCO is the perfect all-season, mountain setting for your next retreat, event, conference, or wedding.

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