Unlocking the Magic of Christmas Around Beaumont Hall: A Winter Guide

As winter is upon us, the surroundings of Beaumont Hall transform into a wonderland of festive delights. Explore the enchanting offerings in and around the area that promise to make your Christmas season truly magical.

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Festive Cooking Masterclass at Beaumont Hall

Learn how to impress this festive season with Chef’s Touch as we bring you an immersive cooking masterclass, promising a delightful adventure into crafting holiday dishes that capture the true essence of the season. Led by the culinary maestro himself, Chef Rob Papworth, this hands-on experience is designed to elevate your kitchen skills and infuse the spirit of the holidays into your festive feast.

Chef Rob, renowned for his culinary expertise, will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating festive mains that are sure to impress. From succulent roasts to mouthwatering sides, discover the secrets behind crafting dishes that become the centrepiece of your holiday table. Learn the art of transforming holiday leftovers into delicious treats that extend the festive cheer. Chef Rob will share practical tips and tricks, ensuring that no ingredient goes to waste. Discover how to create second acts that are as delightful as the main event.

As a delightful addition to your culinary experience, your ticket includes a festive drink to complement the seasonal joy. Sip on the warmth of the holidays as you enjoy the camaraderie of fellow food enthusiasts. It’s not just a cooking class; it’s a celebration of the festive spirit.

Save the Date:

Date: Thursday 14th December

Time: 19:00-21:00

Location: Beaumont Hall, Beaumont Mews

Let’s make this holiday season extra special with Chef’s Touch—a culinary experience that promises to make your festivities memorable and your dishes extraordinary!

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Winter Wonderland – 17th November 2023 – 1st January 2024

Embark on a magical journey at Winter Wonderland, located in the heart of London’s iconic Hyde Park. This enchanting event, running for six weeks from 17th November 2023 to 1st January 2024, is a dazzling celebration of festive joy that promises to captivate visitors of all ages.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is the world’s ultimate destination for festive fun, offering a plethora of attractions and activities to suit every taste. From high-adrenaline rides that will thrill the adventurous to family-friendly performances that bring smiles to faces, there’s an abundance of entertainment for all.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is not just an event; it’s an experience that invites you to make the most of the festive season in true Winter Wonderland style. Whether you seek thrilling rides, heartwarming performances, or delightful culinary adventures, this magical celebration is designed to create cherished memories that last a lifetime.

Hogwarts in the Snow – 11th November 2023 – 14th January 2024

Step into the enchanting world of Harry Potter during the most magical time of the year at Hogwarts in the Snow. Running from 11th November 2023 to 14th January 2024, this extraordinary experience invites you to witness the iconic Harry Potter sets transformed into a winter wonderland, adorned with a blanket of filmmaking snow.

As you enter the Great Hall, you’ll be transported into a ‘Harry Christmas.’ Adorned with the gold decorations from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the Great Hall hosts a feast fit for a wizarding celebration. Roast potatoes, peas, turkeys, and flaming puddings create a mouth-watering spectacle, mirroring the end-of-term feast at Hogwarts. Towering Christmas trees, flying witches, and festive fireplaces complete the magical ambiance.

Explore the Gryffindor Boys’ Dormitory, Gryffindor and Slytherin common rooms, and discover how these sets were beautifully dressed for Christmas scenes in the film series. Authentic decorations and Christmas cards made by the crew during filming add an extra layer of authenticity. Learn the dance steps from the Yule Ball and uncover the secrets behind the invisibility cloak Harry Potter receives as a Christmas present.

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‘Tis the Season at St Albans Cathedral (The Snowman Tour and Wallace and Gromit – The Wrong Trousers) – 2nd December 2023 3.15pm and 6.30pm

Create lasting memories this Christmas with a enchanting performance featuring two beloved animated classics, The Snowman and Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers, accompanied by a world-class professional orchestra. Presented by Carrot Productions, renowned for their exceptional rendition of The Snowman with orchestra, this show is an extraordinary celebration as they mark their 10th anniversary.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of The Snowman as the film unfolds on the big screen, accompanied by the sublime sounds of the UK’s finest musicians. Carrot Productions, known for their award-winning performances, brings The Snowman to life in a way that captivates both young and old.

The festive journey continues with everyone’s favourite cheese-loving inventor, Wallace, and his trusty companion Gromit in Aardman’s multi-award-winning film, The Wrong Trousers. Brace yourself for the best train chase sequence ever created as these iconic characters embark on their Christmas adventure.

The magic extends beyond the screen with a whistle-stop Christmas guide to the orchestra, a special visit from the Snowman himself, and an invitation to meet the musicians after the performance. Explore their instruments, admire their amazing costumes, and connect with the enchanting world created by these talented performers.

Wreath Making at Beaumont Hall

Step into the enchanting world of holiday creativity at Beaumont Mews with our delightful Christmas wreath-making workshop, hosted by the exceptionally talented Sarah Stuart Flowers and Sarah Maylin Flowers. This immersive experience promises to be a celebration of festive crafting, adding a personal touch to your holiday décor.

Under the expert guidance of Sarah Stuart Flowers or Sarah Maylin Flowers, you’re set to become a wreath-making master. Learn the intricate art of crafting large, beautiful wreaths from scratch, discovering the secrets to arranging foliage, flowers, and festive adornments. Elevate your creative spirit as you delve into the art of Christmas tablescapeing. You will be guided in infusing the charm of the season into your festive dining setup. From selecting the perfect colour palette to arranging the elements, discover the nuances of creating a visually stunning holiday table.

The two-hour workshop provides the perfect canvas for you to embrace the Christmas crafting tradition. Whether you’re creating a masterpiece for your home or crafting a heartwarming gift, the experience is tailored to your creative aspirations. Fear not about gathering supplies; we’ve got you covered. All materials for the workshop are provided, ensuring a hassle-free and enjoyable crafting experience. Simply bring your festive spirit, and let the crafting magic unfold.

As you immerse yourself in the world of wreath-making, we’ll keep your creative juices flowing with delightful refreshments. Indulge in tasty mince pies and choose from a selection of drinks – be it the warmth of mulled wine, a glass of prosecco, or the comfort of tea and coffee.

Save the Date:

Sarah Maylin Flowers: Thursday 30th November 19:00-21:00 Saturday 2nd December 13:00-15:00

Sarah Stuart Flowers: Thursday 7th December 10:00-12:00 or 19:00-21:00 Saturday 9th December 10:00-12:00

Location: Beaumont Mews, Beaumont Hall

Embrace the festive spirit, unleash your creativity, and join us for a memorable Christmas wreath-making experience like no other. Let’s craft joy together!

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at Abbey Theatre – 16th December – 28th December

Embark on a magical journey with Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie as they escape war-torn London during World War II and find themselves in a large country house with a host of surprises. Among these mysteries is a magical wardrobe that becomes a portal to the wondrous land of Narnia, ruled by the enigmatic White Witch.

C.S. Lewis’s timeless tale comes to life in this captivating adaptation, promising to delight audiences of all ages. The magical narrative, rich characters, and the battle for Narnia’s fate create a spellbinding theatrical experience.

Catch this enchanting production at Abbey Theatre on the following dates and times:

December 16, 17, 23, 27 & 28, 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm

December 21 & 22, 7.30 pm

Don’t miss the opportunity to make this festive season truly magical with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Novikov Christmas market – Thursday 23rd November – Saturday 25th November

Embark on a short train journey into the heart of London from St Albans, just 10 minutes away from Beaumont Hall, and find yourself at Novikov Christmas Market. As Mayfair transforms into a haven of Christmas festivities, Novikov welcomes you to join them and experience the magic of the season.

Novikov Restaurant will feature several stalls offering seasonal dishes that delight the palate and infuse the air with the scent of Christmas. Recharge at the Louis Roederer Champagne Ice Bar, sip on mulled wine, and soak in the atmosphere of joy and celebration.

Be sure not to miss out on this merry and magical three-day celebration at Novikov Christmas Market – where the spirit of Christmas comes alive!

As the winter winds whisper through the trees of Beaumont Hall, let the magic of the season surround you. Each event near Beaumont Hall promises to add a touch of wonder to your Christmas celebrations. Embrace the festive spirit, create lasting memories, and make this holiday season truly special.



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