A very Grand Christmas

York’s leading hotel is offering guests the perfect gift this Christmas – the chance to spend three days in five-star luxury.


The Grand, York, at the heart of the city has created a special package for those looking for a stress-free Christmas.


And along with Champagne and music, fine food and festivities – they will welcome an extra special guest – Santa Claus himself.


Guests are invited to check in on Thursday 24 December where they will be served with Champagne and mince pies prior to a seasonal meal in the hotel’s The Rise restaurant, with music from an acoustic singer.


The concierge will then make the necessary arrangements for those wishing to

attend a Christmas service at York Minster.


Christmas Day will be heralded with breakfast and optional festive activities before residents sit down to a four-course Christmas lunch in the hotel’s historic Grand Boardroom.


This will begin with a Champagne reception, followed by a starter of oak smoked salmon with shaved fennel and orange and a crab mayonnaise.


This will be followed with a velouté of cauliflower and Crabley goat’s cheese with truffle and brown butter croutons before the traditional main course of Thirkleby turkey with winter vegetables, roast potatoes and cranberry stuffing.


Lunch will be rounded off with Christmas pudding and brandy sauce along with coffee and petits fours, before the final guest – Santa Claus – joins the party.


On Boxing Day, 26 December, guests can spend the morning exploring the city ahead of a Grand Afternoon Tea served to the backdrop of a string quartet in the Grand Boardroom.


The three-day package then draws to a close on 27 December – unless guests wish to extend their stay with an extra night or two.


“What we are offering, really, is what a great number of people would consider their dream Christmas present,” said general manager, Philip Bolson.


“The chance to be completely cared for and pampered – with no cooking, no washing up and no pressure to keep everyone entertained.


“Quite simply, we will do all that for you – all you have to do is relax, unwind and enjoy this lovely hotel at the heart of one of the UK’s most fascinating cities.”


The three-night Christmas package at The Grand, York, costs £720 per adult and from £360 per child.


To find out more, or to make a reservation, call 01904 380038, email events@thegrandyork.co.uk or visit www.thegrandyork.co.uk