Set in more than 2,000 acres of panoramic parkland at the gateway to Wales, the five-star Celtic Manor Resort will play host to a range of festive events this Christmas, from dazzling productions to traditional seasonal activities such as ice skating and decadent afternoon teas. Here’s just a taste of what’s on offer…
The Nutcracker on Ice
11th December 2019 – 5th January 2020
Following sold-out seasons at the Royal Albert Hall and The London Palladium, The Imperial Ice Stars are bringing the amazing ice spectacular, The Nutcracker on Ice, to the UK’s most prestigious new event destination, the International Convention Centre Wales.
Set in early-1900s St Petersburg, The Nutcracker on Ice follows the classic Russian tale of Marie, the little girl whose love brings to life her cherished Nutcracker doll – a magical Christmas gift from her mysterious godfather, Drosselmeyer. As midnight strikes on Christmas Eve, the toy comes to life, sweeping young Marie to a winter wonderland of enchantment where she meets the Mouse King, the Nutcracker Prince and, of course, the Sugar Plum Fairy.
The production incorporates state-of-the-art projection, including stunning LED illuminated effects and spectacular flying sequences.
Tickets start from £20.
The Great Skate
22nd November 2019 – 5th January 2020
The Great Skate returns for 2019, with a glistening ice rink set against a stunning backdrop of twinkling lights and festive sounds in the spectacular rooftop garden at the Celtic Manor Resort.
An array of traditional Christmas market favourites, including sizzling German Bratwurst will be on offer, in addition to sweet treats, winter warmers and festive tipples.
Families can enjoy a magical fairy tale experience at the enchanting themed skating sessions, where they can glide around the ice with Anna, Elsa and other frosty characters, to the soundtrack of much-loved musical hits.
Tickets start from £6
Festive Afternoon Tea with Santa
30th November – 31st December
Experience a festive afternoon tea, inspired by the Nutcracker on Ice, where grown-ups and children alike can tempt their taste buds with a host of seasonal sweet and savoury treats.
Children can also enjoy a special group story time with Mother Claus and write their ‘wish list’ to Santa, before the big man himself drops in to deliver a small gift before Christmas!
Prices start from £24 for adults and £12 for children.
30th November – 24th December
With its plush décor and sumptuous surroundings, a visit to The Mulberry Bar this Christmas promises a date with decadence. Enjoy a seasonal twist on afternoon tea with a sparkling cocktail on arrival, a variety of sumptuous savoury tasters, delectable hand-made cakes and divine shortbread mince pies.
Prices start from £30 per person.
For more information visit www.celtic-manor.com