Friday, 26 November 2010

Christmas at the Royal Pavilion

The weather is chilly, the lights are twinkling and there are only 4 weeks (& 1 day) to go until the big day so I think it is safe for me to talk about Christmas.

This year the Royal Pavilion will be hosting a wide range of events to get you feeling the Christmas spirit. Unless you've just come back from Mars you should be aware by now that for the first time there is a real ice rink in the grounds of the Royal Pavilion which includes a pop-up restaurant from Due South. I was fortunate enough to visit it the other day, the setting is truly magical and, as to be expected from Due South, the food is scrumptious :)

However this is not the only festive event taking place as on the 10th and 11th December the Royal Pavilion will be hosting Oriental Christmas Banquets. If you have ever wondered what it would have been like to dine in the specatular Banqueting Room then this is the event for you. You will be welcomed by Regency costumed characters and then the evening will include a welcome drink in the Great Kitchen; a guided tour of the ground floor rooms; carols in the Music Room plus a Chinese banquet buffet served in the Banqueting Room. So for a truly memorable Christmas dinner book your tickets now, but book quickly as Saturday night (11th) has virtually sold out and tickets for the Friday are selling fast. Tickets can be booked online through the Royal Pavilion's website.

But wait there is more! From Sunday 19th - Thursday 23rd December Father Christmas will be at the Royal Pavilion taking residence in the Red Drawing Room. Every child that visits him will receive a gift and will then be able to join a fantasy tour of the palace where they may even get to meet the Prince Regent so why not join in the fun and wear your best fancy dress outfit? Advance booking only so book now to avoid disappointment.

So if those events don't get you feeling festive then I doubt anything will!


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