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Things to do this Christmas & New Year

Posted by admin on November 14, 2016

Things to do

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Llangollen Railway Santa Express

Santa makes a special visit each Christmas to the Llangollen Railway. Your decorated steam train will transport you in style from Llangollen Station to Carrog (renamed Lapland for Santa’s visit). Santa will give each good boy and girl a special gift on the journey & the adults on board receive a tipple & a tipple from Santa’s Little Helpers.
Trains depart Llangollen Station at 11am, 11:55, 13:35, 14:30 on 22nd, 23rd & 24th December.

Llangollen Railway Mince Pie Special

Sit back and relax in comfort as you admire the beautiful Dee Valley in our specially decorated carriages while travelling from Llangollen to Carrog. Adults receive a mince pie and a tipple and children can enjoy a treat which will be served to you by our friendly on-board staff.
Trains depart Llangollen Station at 10.40am, 1pm & 3.10pm from 26th December until 1st January.



Theatre Clwyd - The Nutcracker
20th December - 31 December 2016

“Remarkably inventive… sets the imagination free” The Sunday Times
Step into a magical world of bizarre contraptions, creative games and puzzles as you meet Billy, son of ice rink impresarios Barry and Francine, and help him find his confidence and creativity!
Inspired by the classic story, this interactive play with storytelling, puzzles and music for children aged 11 and under and their families, explores rooms around Theatre Clwyd to tell this positive Christmas story ending with a skate on the ice!

Theatre Clwyd - Let’s Skate
1 December - 2 January 2017

Take to the ice this December at Theatre Clwyd’s ice skating experience! Snap on your blades, glide across the real ice, warm up with a hot chocolate and cake and maybe even catch one of our amazing theatre shows. Step out on to our 10m x 20m rink with REAL ICE, in our specially constructed Ice Rink next to the theatre. Have fun with family and friends this Christmas. Let’s Skate!


Eat Out - Christmas & New Year 

Tyddyn Llan

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Tyddyn Llan is considered one of Wales’ finest restaurants with a high rating in the 2016 Good Food Guide 6/10, Michelin Star, 2016 Good Hotel Guide ‘Editor’s Gourmet Choice’, and former ‘True Taste North Wales’ Restaurant of the Year. Susan Webb ensures the smooth running of the dining-room. Meanwhile husband Bryan, and his team ply their craft in the kitchen. And within walking distance of your cottage!

Christmas Dinner- A four-course lunch of traditional British fare will be served between 1.00pm and 3.00pm £120pp

Mulled wine or glass of Champagne with canapés

Pumpkin soup

Dressed crab and langoustine mayonnaise, fennel and pea shoot salad
Parfait of duck livers and foie gras, onion chutney
Salad of roast beetroot, buffalo Mozzarella, balsamic dressing and pine nuts
Terrine of oak and hot smoked salmon, cucumber salad and horseradish cream

‘Label Anglais’ free-range bronze turkey, bread sauce, apricot and chestnut stuffing, cranberry relish and pigs in blankets
Roast Madgett’s Farm goose, sage and onion stuffing, prune and bacon rolls, apple sauce
Roast sirloin of Welsh Black beef, Yorkshire pudding and horseradish sauce
Roast turbot, leek risotto, red wine sauce

Colston Bassett Stilton and Keen’s Cheddar with celery and grapes
Christmas pudding with brandy sauce
Crème brûlée
Plum soup with poached blackberries and cinnamon ice cream
Rhubarb and champagne trifle
Christmas chocolate log with caramel ice cream
Clementine sorbet

Coffee, teas and infusions with mince pies and Christmas cake

New Year- Celebrate with Champagne and canapés, followed by a six-course dinner with music and dancing from the acclaimed ‘Hot Foot Jazz Band’, sing along to Al Langsyne at midnight and watch our fireworks display to see in the New Year 2017. £140pp

Canapés with Champagne

Game terrine with cranberry relish, apple, walnut and artichoke salad

Griddled scallops with lentils and coriander

Vincisgrassi ‘Franco Taruschio’

Roast turbot, parsley sauce and braised calf tail

Chateaubriand of aged Welsh Black beef au poivre, shallot and thyme purée, fondant potato

Selection of British farmhouse cheese from Neal’s Yard Dairy

Pannacotta with Champagne rhubarb

Champagne and fireworks at midnight
Coffee and petits fours: £4.75 supplement