Christmas break for two in Lancaster

Christmas is nearly here so before everything gets hectic why not treat yourself to a magical festive break to Lancaster? The perfect opportunity to pick up some Christmas presents but most importantly enjoy each other’s company at this special time of year. Let us help you with some inspiration for when you visit…

 

Day 1

 

Lancaster On Ice

This winter something special is coming to Lancaster… The historic garden of Dalton Square will be transformed into an Ice Rink as Lancaster on Ice comes to town. So get your skating boots on and take to the ice with your loved one it will be as romantic as it looks in the movies. Whilst your there check out the Christmas markets, you are sure to feel like you’re in a winter wonderland.

 

Catch a show

Head to one of Lancaster’s Theatres and see a fabulous show. If you are looking for something Christmassy The Dukes have the magical Cinderella: a Fairytale on stage or head to Lancaster Grand and dive into The Little Mermaid Adult Panto and let the Christmas Chaos wash over you. There are also a range of other performances throughout the winter months which you can find on The Dukes and The Grand websites.

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Dinner and cocktails at the Crypt…

It’s time to treat yourself this festive season so why not try the new Iconic bar, The Crypt, situated in the historical Royal Kings Arms. Serving a selection of over 70 Champagnes and wines and a traditional cocktail list created exclusively for The Crypt by world renowned Mixologist Colin Griffiths. Using locally sourced and fresh ingredients the kitchen team have also put together a variety of dishes to complete the experience which you can also try.

 

Day 2

 

Christmas Shopping

Come and discover what makes Lancaster such an attractive retail destination. Lancaster has a thriving range of independent boutiques, iridescent jewellers, art & craft stores and delicious artisan cafés – they are the hidden gems of our city centre, ready for you to discover. With two covered shopping centres, a bustling charter market and picturesque city centre streets, you’ll find everything you need in our historic city this Christmas.

 

Festive afternoon tea at the Royal Kings Arms

After all that shopping I’m sure you will want to sit down for a break. Why not head to the Royal Kings Arms and try their Festive spin on a Traditional Afternoon Tea. The festive option includes: Yuletide Magic/The Nutcracker/Winter Wonderland.

Available from 1st- 31st December 2019

Price: £15.95 pp

Advance booking required 

For more details, inc a brochure and booking form please call: 

Tel: 01524 32451 or E-mail: reception@royalkingsarmshotel.co.uk

 

 

Get Crafty at a Winter Wreath Making Class at the Herbarium

Pop along for a morning or afternoon and create your own Winter Wreath, using both fresh and dried ingredients, Hannah-Victoria of IXIA Botanicals will show you how to make your own copper and moss-based door wreath, in her signature abundant English Garden design style. Take your unique luxury wreath home and adorn your front door with just in time for the festivities. Booking essential.

Price: £60

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WINTER WREATH MAKING CLASSES Yes it's happening, Christmas is coming and I am so excited to post about this! The wonderful @ixiabotanicals will be holding a wreath making classes on the 7th December here @theherbariumbar Classes are limited to just twelve to allow 1:1 tuition and we already have bookings. — Over the course of the morning or afternoon, using both fresh and dried ingredients, Hannah-Victoria of IXIA Botanicals will show you how to make your own copper and moss-based door wreath, in her signature abundant English Garden design style. The Herbarium’s studio will be filled with fragrant herbs, including lavender and thyme, woody evergreens such as pine and spruce, textural juniper, and unusual dried cutting garden ingredients; including honesty seed heads, nigella pods and dried dumosa. Adorn your creation with hand dried fruits, pine cones and luxurious velvet ribbons. Enjoy glowing candlelight, nibbles and homemade mulled apple juice and mulled wine by The Herbarium, stationary by IXIA Botanicals, and a unique luxury wreath to take home and adorn your front door with just in time for the festivities. All floral material and tools will be provided. Date – 7th December 2019 booking closes the 1st of December 2019 Morning Class | 10am – 1pm Afternoon Class | 3pm – 6pm Price | £60 Get in touch for more information or to book

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Cosy up for the evening in front of the fire

Pop into the Toll House Inn this was the former site of the Corporation Toll House, collecting levies from traders on their way to market in Lancaster. Here you can enjoy a well-deserved festive tipple in front of their open fire. Order yourself one of their exclusive real ales to go. They brew up to six different ales each month, so you can try a different one. If you prefer wine instead, they have an extensive menu which will not disappoint.

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WHAT a setup! Not bad for a Tuesday…

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