Christmas is one of the best times of year. It is the perfect opportunity to spend with family or catch up with friends and colleagues. With 6 months until the big day, it is the time of year most start to save for gifts and the festivities. The Grinch’s out there will be shaking their heads and moaning that it is too early, but the countdown to the most wonderful time of the year has started.
Now is the time to start making a list for friends and family. You will also need to start dropping hints, so you do not end up with a last minute pair of socks (unless that is what you want, of course). Throughout the year we sell gift vouchers on our website for treats that could include an afternoon tea, golf lessons or a spa day. Other popular gifts bought for Christmas are our Upcoming Events.
Our annual Christmas Market is always very popular, and will help you get ready for the festive season. This year it is taking place on Sunday 18th November between 11am-4pm with free entry. There are always 60 different stall holders including children’s gifts, wooden crafts, jewellery, books and more.
The Fusion Spa team also host an event with Elemis, with your chance to purchase discounted gift sets. Taking place on Thursday 29th November at 6.30pm, you will be spoilt with mulled wine and mince pies on arrival as well as some mini treatments.
Most people say it does not feel like Christmas until the office party takes place. Every Friday and Saturday night we host a Party Night in the Fairway Suite which is a 3 course festive dinner and entertainment from our resident DJ, or a more informal evening in Winners Bar with a buffet.
Or you can take your pick from an array of themed tribute nights which include Rang a Tang the UK’s most popular party band, Vivo Party Band, Jersey Boys or Naughty 90’s. Alongside the entertainment a 3 course festive menu is served, and the evening will end with a disco from our resident DJ.
An Evening of Christmas Carols is a great chance to get into the merriment of the season. On Wednesday 19th December from 7pm the evening starts with a glass of mulled wine, followed by a 3 course dinner and your favourite Christmas songs sung by the Mynyddislwyn Male Voice Choir.
Our cabaret lunches are very popular for time out of the office with colleagues, or an early present for parents or grandparents. Again a 3 course festive lunch is served, plus a tea, coffee and mince pies. This year’s entertainment includes a tribute to Rod Stewart, a 60’s Celebration, Frank Sinatra, Robbie Williams, Neil Diamond, a Tribute to the Musicals and Michael Jackson.
Lunch, dinner and afternoon tea
A festive lunch or dinner can be booked in Blas Restaurant. These are ideal for celebrating with friends, family or colleagues and enjoy the view across the golf course. Children are more than welcome to join you too.
Our very popular afternoon tea also takes on a festive twist during December. Items include a fresh cranberry scone with jam and clotted cream, cupcakes, salted caramel and dark chocolate torte, mini black forest gateaux and a selection of sandwiches. Plus, unlimited freshly brewed tea, coffee or hot chocolate.
Events with Santa
Every child deserves to feel the magic of Christmas! With this in mind, we ask our friend Father Christmas to visit us throughout December. On Saturday 8th December from 10am, Santa will be joining us for breakfast. Children and adults can enjoy cereals, pancakes, bagels or a full Welsh breakfast served buffet style. On other Saturdays in December from 11am, Santa will be joining us for a disco. Alongside the entertainment there will be a buffet lunch.
On Sundays throughout the month and on Christmas Eve, a 3 course festive Sunday lunch is served in the Fairway Suite. Like all of our events with Santa during the event Holly the Elf will take the youngsters, and young at heart, to meet Santa in his grotto.
Make a night of it
If you book to attend any of our events a discounted stay in one of our classic yet contemporary en-suite bedrooms, including breakfast and use of the leisure facilities, can be organised for you. These are limited, so early booking is highly recommended.
A special package for a festive break is also available, for 2 nights or 3 nights. Guests arrive on Christmas Eve to a warm Welsh welcome, mince pies and mulled wine. The leisure facilities can be enjoyed before a 3 course dinner in Blas Restaurant. It is then time to hang your stocking. On Christmas morning breakfast is served. There may be time for a quick walk in the beautiful countryside or a dip in the pool before a 5 course Christmas Lunch. Santa will also pop by before he returns to the North Pole. Christmas night guests are invited to pit their wits against each other in a quiz and buffet. The festivities will continue on Boxing Day. After breakfast you can choose to have a round of golf, a spa treatment or Visit Caerphilly. You may even want to hit the shops in Cardiff or Newport, both a 30 minutes’ drive from us. In the evening a 2 course dinner is served in Blas Restaurant. On the 27th December following your breakfast we bid you a fond farewell.
Spend Christmas Day with us! One of our most popular events is our Christmas Lunch, early booking is definitely advised. When you arrive the guests can enjoy a glass of bubbly and Chef’s selection of canapes, before being seated for a 3 course dinner, which could include chicken and confit duck terrine served with toasted ciabatta and spiced tomato chutney followed by sage and onion stuffed Ballantine of turkey served with chateau potatoes, crispy pigs in blanket and winter vegetables with a rich red wine gravy, finished with a traditional Christmas pudding with warm brandy sauce; followed by tea, coffee and mince pies. The full menu can be seen here.
The period in between Christmas and New Year is called Twixmas. On Boxing Day you can join us for lunch in Blas Restaurant, or perhaps an overnight stay with dinner. On Thursday 27th December we are hosting a Through the Decades party night in the Fairway Suite which includes a buffet and entertainment from our resident DJ. Spa days, rounds of golf or time on the golf simulator are also very popular during this time.
New Year’s Eve
This year we are hosting 3 separate events on New Year’s Eve. Blas Restaurant is ideal for families to celebrate, with sittings between 6pm-9pm for a 4 course dinner plus a glass of prosecco, or juice for the youngsters.
A more informal adult party night is being held in Winners Bar where guests can enjoy a carved pork roast as well as stuffing, apple sauce, salads and crackling. The evening starts at 7pm as well as our resident DJ for entertainment.
For those who want to get glammed up, our black tie Casino Night is being held in the Fairway Suite. The evening starts at 7pm with champagne and canapes, before being seated for a 5 course dinner. It is then time to let your hair down, Las Vegas style, on the casino tables or dance the night away.
If you would like further information or would like to make a booking these can be made with the Events Team on 01495 225590 or firstname.lastname@example.org