This Christmas at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland there’s sparkle and magic all through December and into January too. You can enjoy superb festive dining, family lunches with visits from Santa, party nights with live bands and discos, along with dancing, merriment and mirth!
Alnwick Castle’s medieval walls have seen plenty of Christmas cheer through the centuries – not to mention a few magical Harry Potter Hogwarts parties too. The Castle always celebrates Christmas in style and you’ll find the place is beautifully warm, festive and twinkly with tables festooned with all manner of baubles and bangles.
For families, Santa will be flying over the Castle before Christmas and he couldn’t resist stopping off here on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd December for a hearty meal or two. Would you like to join him as he tucks in to a delicious lunch? All small guests can meet Santa afterwards and will receive a gift.
This lunch menu, specially requested by Santa’s elves, will be roast turkey with all the trimmings, followed by chocolate yule log and vanilla ice cream. Perfect for little people and tasty for grown-ups too. Booking is essential for this event. For more information and to book visit https://www.alnwickcastle.com/events/lunch-with-santa
For grown-up party-goers, fun Christmas party nights are being held here most weekends in December. You’ll have a fantastic three-course meal, prepared by the Castle’s resident chef and afterwards you’ll be able to let your hair down and dance the night away. There’s also a special “belated” party on Saturday 12th January with a live band and disco if you’ve been too busy in the run-up.
For these party nights, you can choose from three delicious starters including a crayfish and prawn cocktail salad, spiced lentil and coconut soup or duck liver parfait. For a main course, there’s traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings, baked fillet of salmon with herb crushed potatoes and buttered spinach, and also a delicious vegetarian option. Puds are divine – home-made Christmas pudding with Alnwick Rum sauce, an apple crumble cheesecake with blackberry ice cream or a dark chocolate crème brulee with brown sugar shortbread. For more info, go to https://www.alnwickcastle.com/events/christmas-party-nights
Or how about an exclusive evening of festive, fine dining? Chill-out and enjoy warmth, great ambience, delicious food and fabulous music at the exclusive Sanctuary Dining at Alnwick Castle on Friday 21st December? Sanctuary Dining at the Castle is Alnwick Castle’s very own, elite, “pop-up” restaurant (only available a few nights per year), where you can enjoy a sumptuous dinner in spectacular surroundings.
The Castle’s Head Chef has prepared a divine three-course menu for this wonderful Sanctuary Dining evening with a choice of four tasty, imaginative dishes per course. It’ll certainly be a night to remember. Reservations are essential. For more information and menus, please see Alnwick Castle Christmas Brochure at https://www.alnwickcastle.com/_assets/media/editor/Christmas_Brochure_2018.pdf
New Year’s Eve is always a very special night for everyone and Alnwick Castle is ready to help you celebrate in splendour! Treat yourselves to a fantastic five-course New Year Dinner here with live band and resident DJ. What a lovely occasion to look forward to! Just make the booking and let someone else do the cooking! For more information, menus and to book, please go to https://www.alnwickcastle.com/events/new-years-eve
Finally – if you reach New Year and can’t bear to let the magic of Christmas go, don’t forget Alnwick Castle’s “Belated Christmas Party Night” on Saturday 12th January. A superb meal (same choices as for December party nights), disco and live band all for £30!
Visit https://www.alnwickcastle.com/_assets/media/editor/Christmas_Brochure_2018.pdf to find out more.
Published: Monday 12/11/2018
By Visit Northumberland
Alnwick Castle is the one of the largest inhabited castles in England; it has been home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family, the Percys, for over 700 years.
Combining magnificent medieval architecture with spectacular Italianate State Rooms, Alnwick Castle is one of the UK’s most significant heritage destinations. In recent years, it has taken starring roles in a number of film and television productions, most famously featuring as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter films and as Brancaster Castle in ITV’s Downton Abbey.