Welcome in the New Year in style
It’s time to wave goodbye to the old year and welcome in the new at the Skiddaw Hotel. If you’ve spent Christmas looking after family and friends, this is your chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the warm, friendly and convivial atmosphere. Let us pamper you with exquisite cuisine, great service and some fantastic events to make this your most memorable New Year’s celebration yet!
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Arrive in time for a glass of hot winter punch and sticky ginger cake, served during the afternoon in the cosy lounge. Your evening commences with a sparkling cocktail and canapés reception where our General Manager and his team will inform you of the exciting 3 day programme ahead.
We then invite you to join us in the beautiful restaurant, adorned with lights and decorations to fully immerse yourself in the festive season. An exquisite 5 course dinner with all the festive trimmings will be served. After dinner, take part in a magical, candlelit procession to the shores of lake Derwentwater. Armed with a glass of hot mulled wine and roasted chestnuts, you can experience the beauty, peace and tranquillity of the lake at night (warm boots and jackets recommended!)
Prepare yourself for the day and night ahead with a hearty Cumbrian breakfast and glass of Bucks Fizz before wandering the streets of Keswick taking part in our fun treasure hunt in Keswick, for the chance to win a giant box of chocolates. In the afternoon, you may want to make use of free entry to the award winning Lake District Wildlife Park, home to over 100 species of animals, and refuel in the park’s café serving hearty homemade dishes.
Return to the roaring ﬁre in the bar as it will soon be time to prepare yourself for the night ahead in the restaurant. After the spectacular 6 course Gala dinner, our singer and DJ will have you dancing into the early hours of the morning. In Keswick it is tradition for everyone to gather in the Market Square just outside the hotel to welcome in the New Year. Return inside for a glass of celebratory bubbly and some haggis, neeps and tatties to continue the party.
After such a late night there is no need to hurry down for breakfast, as we will be offering a later breakfast with Bucks Fizz to allow you time to relax. Wrap up warm and enjoy a guided walk to a surprise location where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. On arrival you will be greeted with a splendid hot and cold buffet with hot drinks followed by a choice of walks returning to the hotel.
In the evening enjoy a special mouth-watering 5-course farewell dinner before joining us in the lounge bar in time for our New Year’s Day quiz, where your knowledge of all things trivial will be tested to the full, with a chance to win prizes!