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It’s a Wonderful Death: Cedar Ridge Winery reimagines a holiday classic (with murder, etc.)


George Bailey yall!
George Bailey is back and this time he is pissed!

It’s a Wonderful Death

Cedar Ridge Winery – Saturday, December 21 at 6 p.m. ($50)

You know George Bailey, the (temporarily) suicidal protagonist from It’s a Wonderful Life, but did you hear about his suicidal-yet-potentially-homicidal side? It’s true, Bailey is out to straight-up murder somebody, or at least, he might be according to Cedar Ridge Winery.

This Saturday, the winery and distillery is hosting “It’s a Wonderful Death,” a sort of dinner-meets-murder mystery event organized alongside St. Louis-based Upstage Productions.

Guests who make the trip to Swisher, Iowa for this ominous holiday celebration will be treated to a three course dinner — one course between each act — whereupon a crazed Bailey will, presumably, satiate his appetite for killing things.

“Only Clarence the guardian angel can help us now,” the winery states. Good god!

Between acts, guests can expect a plated seasonal salad, a marinated chicken and prime rib buffet, as well as a plated desert. Festivities kick off at 6 p.m., with tickets available in advance via the Cedar Ridge Winery.


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