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Christmas cheer

Published: 19 Jul 2018

Our inbox has been filling up with festive cheer this past month, as more and more venues announce their Christmas offerings. Here’s six that have caught our eye so far... 


Museum of London / Museum of London Docklands

The Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands will transport guests back in time to the great frost fairs of the 18th and 19th centuries this festive season. 

Inspired by the periods in which Londoners came out to play on the frozen River Thames, both venues will be elaborately dressed with bunting, a Punch and Judy stand and traditional market stalls, designed to immerse guests in the Christmas spirit. 

As well as the two venues’ distinct event spaces, drinks receptions can be held in one of the many galleries at either site. Organisers looking to add an extra wow-factor can do so with the additional hire of themed actors and actresses who will set the scene and mingle with guests. 

The themed packages, available for both exclusive and shared parties, cater for between 100 and 1,000 guests and start from £67 per person (+VAT).


The Barbican is encouraging party planners to book its Christmas in the Jungle party package to make sure they don’t miss out on the opportunity to spend the festive season somewhere truly different.

This winter guests can experience an unforgettable night while they eat, drink and make merry under the stars in the Barbican’s glass-roofed tropical conservatory. 

On-site chefs from catering partner Searcys will prepare a festive feast with a jungle twist as dishes are served from street-food stalls on bamboo.

The Conservatory, Terrace and Garden Room are suited to groups of 150-600 people. 

This year’s package includes cocktails on arrival, three hours of unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks, a DJ and more for £99 + VAT per person.

Mesmerising stilt walkers and flaring mixologists are just some of the merry marvels available to add, creating a tailored celebration for guests.

Oatlands Park Hotel

Oatlands Park Hotel is bringing the Moulin Rouge Circus to Weybridge in Surrey this Christmas for a series of exclusive hire party nights. 

Guests will receive a red-carpet welcome from 7pm with a glass of bubbly, before enjoying a three-course meal and dancing the night away with a resident DJ. Rates start from £49 per person.

The four-star Oatlands Park has 144 bedrooms and 12 function rooms. Set in the heart of the Surrey countryside, just a 20 minute drive from London Heathrow, the hotel provides a relaxing and comfortable retreat.


Butlin’s Conference & Events is offering a residential festive package from just £185 per person.

The dinner, bed and breakfast package, which is available on selected dates in November and December 2018, and January 2019, includes the exclusive hire of American Pool and Ten Pin Bowling venue ‘Hotshots’, the first drink on Butlin’s, and a Christmas present for each delegate. 

It also comprises a two-course buffet lunch, three-course dinner, three servings of refreshments, overnight accommodation, full English or continental breakfast, WiFi, meeting room hire, projector, screen flip-chart, pens and car parking.

Organisers can chose from a host of private dining experiences or a traditional gala turkey dinner.

Butlin's operates resorts at Minehead, Bognor Regis and Skegness

Aubrey Park Hotel

Aubrey Park Hotel in Hemel Hempstead is staging ICE themed party nights with a three-course meal in its Oak Suite, as well as traditional themed party nights with a carvery in its Brasserie, throughout December.

There’s also the option to book a festive Poinsettia Afternoon Tea package or a Christmas lunch from late November to January 2019. 

Aubrey Park is set in nine acres of rolling English countryside and offers 137 bedrooms, and nine meeting rooms for up to 220 delegates. 

30 Euston Square

This Christmas, 30 Euston Square is focusing on creating a memorable experience by combining street food stations, live chefs and creative dishes with the venue’s stunning State Rooms and adjoining Rooftop Terrace, or the recently refurbished Heritage Rooms. 

Festive extras such as photo booths and midnight munchies are also available. So whether it’s a glittering seated dinner for up to 160, or a sparkling cocktail reception for up to 230 guests, all packages have been designed to make your holiday celebration one to remember. 

With 41 on site bedrooms and an enviable location close to two night tubes, 30 Euston Square promises to provide a perfect central London party venue. 

By Mike Fletcher

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