Experience a magical Christmas in the Lakes
Arrive in time for the wonderful sounds of pianist Chris Perrin in the Orangery from 3pm, where you will be served a delicious gin afternoon tea buffet, including finger sandwiches, savoury treats, festive cakes and Christmas cake all served with tea or coffee. Choose a gin of your choice from our selection.
In the evening, join our General Manager and his team in the Orangery for a sparkling cocktail and canapés reception before proceeding to the AA two Rosette Lake View restaurant for a sumptuous four course welcome dinner. Before dinner pose for your photograph by the Christmas tree and then take home as a memento of your stay.
After dinner there will be a chance to experience the beauty of the lake and mountain scenery at night on a candlelit stroll down to the Victorian gazebo by the lake for mulled wine or a hot toddy, roasted chestnuts and marshmallows. Midnight Mass can be enjoyed at St Patrick’s Church in Patterdale.
Breakfast on Christmas Day is a leisurely affair. Start your day with a traditional Cumbrian breakfast and add a bit of sparkle with a glass of Bucks Fizz. Relax and enjoy your morning and look out for Santa. If you feel energetic you can join the Christmas treasure hunt around the grounds – a perfect way to get some fresh Lakeland air and build up an appetite for Head Chef ’s fabulous 6 course Christmas Day lunch.
Then settle down for the Queen’s speech at 3pm, before tea or hot chocolate with Christmas cake and mince pies are served in the lounges, after which Robin the Cartoonist will provide you with a unique memento of your stay with us.
In the evening enjoy a Christmas buffet, offering the opportunity to taste some traditional and International specialities and delicacies. Later on, and with relaxation and fun in mind, we have prepared a light hearted quiz.
Breakfast on Boxing Day would not be the same without a glass of the renowned Inn on the Lake hot punch – guaranteed to clear the cobwebs! After breakfast we have arranged a guided walk setting off from the front of the hotel, to a special location where you will see the Lake District at its most spectacular. On your return to the hotel soup, sandwiches and sweet treats await in front of the roaring lounge fire.
In the afternoon (weather permitting) wrap up warm and hop aboard one of the Ullswater Steamers. Admire the beautiful scenery, as we gently cruise along the lake, whilst we serve you a glass of hot mulled wine with mince pies and Christmas cake.
Soon it will be time to get ready for the splendid six course black tie dinner and afterwards we request your company at the James Bond themed casino tables manned by professional croupiers. Fun money will be issued and the gambler with the most money at the end of the evening wins a magnum of champagne! The first dry martini – shaken but not stirred – is on us. Later on, if you feel like dancing then you will enjoy the live entertainment from Laura J and the evening will end with a night time snack.