This year, the Lincoln Memorial Shrine and the annual Watchorn Lincoln Dinner turn 90! These amazing milestones will be celebrated with a Lincoln Dinner completely reimagined for the celebration, like no Shrine event you’ve ever experienced. With a new location, different format, and special programming, this year’s Lincoln Dinner will be a truly extraordinary commemoration of the Shrine and its legacy.
For this year only, the Lincoln Dinner will take place at the Lincoln Memorial Shrine. Guests will enjoy a reception beginning at 5pm in Smiley Park and a spectacular program in celebration of the museum beginning at 6:00pm, capped off with an unforgettable fireworks spectacle. “Although we cannot get together for a traditional dinner this year, we look forward to celebrating the Shrine’s 90th anniversary with this unique program,” said Curator Nathan Gonzales. The event will take place on Lincoln’s birthday, February 12.
While everyone is welcome, reservations at a cost of $30 are required to participate within the reserved area in Smiley Park and will include hors d’oeuvres and a toast at the end of the evening. Space is limited, only 250 guests will be admitted. Reservations accepted until sold out, or February 5, whichever comes first. This will be an outdoor event. Heat lamps will be available, but coats are encouraged.