It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Eden Hotel Collection, a time for celebrations, a time for family and a time to feast on a traditional festive banquet! We know how important it is to spend quality time with your loved ones at this time of year which is why we have uncovered a list of the best things to do this Christmas in the UK.
Whilst we are always welcoming to the idea of a few too many mince pies and plenty more glasses of mulled wine, Christmas ballads on repeat and an open fire with the fresh smell of pine lingering in the air, this is not all we have to offer this festive season. There’s plenty of events and activities to get involved in at the hotels and in the surrounding areas that will sprinkle a little Christmas magic on even the most impervious Grinch!
Dreaming of indulging in a delicious festive afternoon tea with copious amounts of Champagne? Visiting a German Christmas Market for a Frankfurt or two? Meeting the real-life Santa Claus on a steam train?! Or trying your hand at creating the perfect Christmas wreath? We’ve got an extensive list of Christmas activities to get involved in this festive season, so round up as many of Santa’s elves as you can find and walk into our winter wonderland…
CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT
‘Tis the season to be jolly at The Arden Hotel. Experience the ultimate party night with a welcome drink, three course feast and disco dancing until 1am.
Where? The Arden Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BA
When? Thursday 12th December 2019
More information: https://www.theardenhotelstratford.com/event/christmas-party-night/
CHRISTMAS COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS
Shake it at The Greenway Hotel & Spa this December. Join us for a cocktail masterclass and enjoy your own creations.
Where? The Greenway Hotel & Spa, Shurdington, Cheltenham, GL51 4UG
When? Friday 20th December 2019
More information: https://www.thegreenwayhotelandspa.com/event/cocktail-masterclass/
Whether you have been naughty or nice this year indulge in a spot of festive shopping with family and friends in Somerset. With stands, food and entertainment to get you all ready for the festive season ahead.
Where? The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa, Lower Henlade, Somerset, TA3 5NB
When? Sunday 8th December 2019
More information: https://www.themountsomersethotelandspa.com/event/christmas-fair/
Jingle all the way to Dartmouth for a Christmas festival of delights. Visit during the day to take in the festive atmosphere where the town will be filled with entertainers, children’s activities and live music. Browse 200 stores for your Christmas shopping needs. At night, watch the magical town transform into a winter wonderland filled with hundreds of handmade lanterns lighting up the sky and Father Christmas’ boat along the moonlit waters of the River Dart.
When? Friday 29th November 2019 – Saturday 30th November 2019
More information: http://www.candlelitdartmouth.co.uk/
When? Buckland: Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th December 2019 | Bovey: Friday 13th December & Friday 20th December 2019
More information: Buckland https://www.tout-saints.co.uk/social-season-and-events/wreath-making_1435.shtml
CAROLS AT WARWICK CASTLE
The Christmas bells are ringing in Warwick. Enjoy a fun-filled evening of carol singing led by the St. Mary’s Choir and accompanied by the Royal Spa Brass.
Where? Warwick Castle, Warwick, CV34 4QU
When? Saturday 21st December 2019 | 7:30pm – 9:00pm
More information: https://www.warwick-castle.com/explore/christmas-at-the-castle.aspx
PRE-CHRISTMAS SHOPPING BREAKS
Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle when Christmas shopping this season. Visit the many fabulous shopping areas around Mallory Court for your Christmas gifts, including Bicester Village and The Bullring, then come to Mallory for winter Pimm’s and mince pies on arrival, followed by dinner, an overnight stay and breakfast.
Where? Mallory Court, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV33 9QB
When? From Monday 18th November 2019 until Sunday 22nd December 2019.
More information: https://www.mallory.co.uk/news-and-offers/pre-christmas-shopping-break/
FESTIVE THEATRE VISIT
All is calm and all is bright in Stratford-upon-Avon this season. Enter this charming theatre production, The Boy in the Dress written by David Walliams. A heart-warming comedy for all the family to enjoy.
Where? Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BB
When? Selected dates from Friday 8th November 2019
More information: https://www.rsc.org.uk/the-boy-in-the-dress-musical/
Indulge in a little bit of pre-Christmas pampering in Cheltenham with a 25 minute treatment of your choice, 3 hours usage of the Elan Spa facilities, a glass of Champagne and sharing platter supper.
Where? The Greenway Hotel & Spa, Shurdington, Cheltenham, GL51 4UG
When? Monday – Thursday only throughout December
More information: https://www.thegreenwayhotelandspa.com/news-and-offers/twilight-spa/
SANTA BY STEAM
Santa Claus is coming to town! And we can barely contain our excitement! Sleigh bells ring in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and South Devon this year.
Where? Gloucestershire, Worcestershire & South Devon
When? Selected dates in December
More information: Gloucestershire: https://www.gwsr.com/Santa_Specials_2019–post–57.html#
EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE HOUSE PARTY
Have yourself a merry little Christmas at Arden House. Book your private Christmas party at our boutique town house property in Stratford-upon-Avon with access to all 10 bedrooms and your own house host to cater to your every need.
Where? Arden House, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LT
When? Throughout November & December
More information: Call 01789 298682 or visit https://www.ardenhousestratford.com/
FESTIVE BREAKS IN A PRIVATE LODGE
When the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, cosy up in one of our private lodges at Bovey Castle. Imagine sweeping down the drive through the valley, passing the misty morning golf course and frosty grounds to Bovey Castle – your festive holiday has begun! Luxuriously furnished with beautiful views over the Bovey estate, the lodges are a wonderful way to spend the festive holidays with friends or family.
Where? Bovey Castle, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, TQ13 8RE
When? From now until December!
More information: https://www.boveycastle.com/stay/private-lodges/
PRIVATE COTSWOLDS CHRISTMAS PARTY
What could be better than your own private Cotswolds party to get Christmas started? The Garden Room at The Kings Hotel is strewn with beautiful decorations and candles, creating the perfect atmosphere for a relaxed pre-Christmas celebration with friends or family without the shopping, cooking or washing up.
Where? The Kings Hotel, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6AW
When? Dates available throughout November & December.
More information: https://www.kingscampden.co.uk/
BIRMINGHAM FRANKFURT CHRISTMAS MARKET
Dash through the snow to the German Christmas market in Birmingham. Peruse the market stalls for Christmas presents, feast on a Frankfurt or two and take in the festive atmosphere this December.
When? Saturday 7th – Monday 23rd December 2019
More information: https://www.thebfcm.co.uk/information/
Relax by the fire in the cosy library, take in the festive atmosphere and delicious aromas drifting from the kitchen then enjoy an award-winning lunch or dinner from our festive menu in The Chaddesely Restaurant at Brockencote Hall Hotel.
Where? Brockencote Hall Hotel, Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire, DY10 4PY
When? Throughout December
More information: https://www.brockencotehall.com/our-hotel/christmas-at-brockencote-hall/
Celebrate Christmas in true relaxing style with your friends in one of our four luxurious spa hotels. Including 4 hours use of spa facilities, one 55 minute ESPA treatment, a glass of bubbly, robe, towel and slippers provided and a two course festive lunch or festive afternoon tea or festive dinner. Choose from a morning, afternoon or evening ‘SPAty’.
When? Monday to Thursday only throughout December.
More information: https://www.edenhotelcollection.com/elan-spas/
Sleep in heavenly peace at any one of our hotels with our ‘Pre-Christmas Celebration offer’ including an arrival drink and mince pies, three course traditional Christmas dinner, sumptuous overnight accommodation and a full English breakfast the following morning. This offer is valid from Monday 18th November 2019 until Wednesday 20th December 2019 Subject to availability. T&C’s apply. To find out more or to book this package click on the link below of your chosen hotel.
Can’t decide what you’d like to do? Buy monetary or experience gift vouchers online here so you can choose your experience or give the gift of Eden to a loved one…