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Celebrate Christmas this year in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead!

Celebrate Christmas this year in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead!

Christmas Events

Windsor is delightful all year round but you’ll find the run up to Christmas is a particularly special time with plenty to impress your employees and clients.

Our Christmas lights don’t just sparkle – we have illuminations that bounce off the Castle’s walls!

Enjoy traditional carols, Windsor Castle’s State Apartments bedecked with Victorian Christmas decorations, a wonderfully creative living advent calendar, horse-drawn carriage rides with mulled wine, Christmas markets, ice skating, as well as the very best shopping and dining to get you in the festive mood.

And for your company celebration, here’s a selection of the best Christmas party packages for you to choose from.

Ascot Racecourse

Being one of the most famous racecourses in the world, Ascot prides itself in being able to offer excellent facilities, delicious food, and impeccable service.

You and your party will be welcomed with a fabulous cocktail reception followed by an ‘Enchanted Evenings’ themed three-course dinner. Following coffee and a cracker or two, enjoy dancing courtesy of our popular resident DJ until carriages at 1am.

Whether you are interested in a shared party night or want to arrange a totally exclusive celebration, Ascot is the perfect venue to host your special occasion.


Shared ‘Enchanted Evenings’ Christmas party nights are being held on 8th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 21st December 2017. £75 per person (including VAT).


An exclusive ‘Enchanted Evening’ Christmas party night can be held any night in December, subject to availability. Enquire now about securing one of Ascot’s superb fine dining spaces for your exclusive use this Festive Season - available for parties of over 100 guests and featuring the Pavilion, Parade Ring and On 5 Restaurants.

Please contact Ascot’s Christmas Events team for further details.
Call 0844 346 3611, or email

Click here to view the complete e-brochure for Christmas at Ascot 2017.

Beaumont Estate

With a rich royal heritage and intricate cobbled streets filled with vintage charm, Windsor offers a wonderful backdrop for Christmas.

Just 3 miles from Windsor lies De Vere Beaumont Estate, where an 18th-century mansion, an iconic chapel, a Georgian white house and 40 acres of parkland create just the place to celebrate the festive season in style.

Here you'll find a collection of 75 event spaces, each with their own unique history and charm that set the stage for a range of festive celebrations; from Christmas lunches to classic party nights and private dinners, along with seasonal menus curated by our Executive Chef, and a dedicated events team behind the scenes.

To make an enquiry please call 01753 640000 or email

Click here to view the complete e-brochure for Christmas at the Beaumont Estate 2017.

The Boatman

The Boatman, is a flexible party venue and Windsor’s only pub on the river at the foot of Windsor Castle overlooking Eton Bridge. The Boatman is one of the oldest pubs in Windsor and it has been part of the waterfront scene in Windsor since at least 1829. It was originally called The King’s Head but has always been known locally as The Donkey House as it used to stable the donkeys that worked by the river.

We are the perfect venue for Christmas parties, leaving-dos, office lunches, company parties, birthday celebrations, anniversaries, and family get-togethers. Our conservatory is particularly great for client hospitality and we can tailor a menu to suit your requirements. Our Head Chef has created a selection of finger and fork buffet menus from £12.50pp and a 3-course Christmas party menu for £29.95pp. We are open for Christmas Day lunch too. Our 3-course Christmas lunch with a glass of fizz and canapés on arrival is £85pp. We can cater for different dietary needs, so just tell us when you book.

The cosy bar serves a fine selection of wine, ales, gin and vodka cocktails. The restaurant can seat up to 80 covers and the all-weather conservatory with a retractable roof also provides dining for up to 80 people. Perfect for both private and corporate events. The Boatman offers classic British food with a seasonal, modern twist using locally sourced fresh ingredients whenever possible. Everything is cooked fresh on-site.

We are also famous for our legendary Eton Mess as featured on BBC’s The One Show.

Tel. 01753 620010 or email

Click here to view the e-brochure for Christmas at the Boatman 2017.

Castle Hotel Windsor

Embrace tradition in both history and style this Christmas by celebrating at The Castle Hotel, a unique and prestigious member of the MGallery by Sofitel collection.

You’ll be immersing yourself in the finest Georgian architecture, with many features to spot from our 500-year history, while enjoying all the modern facilities incorporated into this beautiful period hotel. Our setting is as distinguished as the building’s imposing façade: in the heart of Royal Windsor and opposite the gates of the Queen’s weekend getaway, Windsor Castle.

The Changing of the Guard regularly passes our front door and our guests enjoy enviable views from the sumptuous surroundings of the hotel’s opulent décor. You’ll want to take a leisurely stroll through the town’s inviting streets and drink in the festive atmosphere.

Join us this Christmas – for a quintessentially English experience you’ll remember forever.

To make an enquiry please call 01753 851577 or email

Click here to view the complete e-brochure for Christmas at the Castle Hotel Windsor 2017.

Sir Christoper Wren Hotel and Spa

Enter into the spirit of Christmas with one of our Festive Lunches. It is the perfect way to bring colleagues, friends and families together to share good food, whilst enjoying the festive spirit in a traditional environment.

On the 25th of December 2017, choose to dine in the The Brasserie with live jazz or in the Princess Suite. Be greeted with Champagne and canapés before you sit down to a 4 course meal with all the Christmas novelties and mince pies. Santa will bring a gift for every child.

Please contact our events team at the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel should you require any further information.
We look forward to hearing from you soon and we hope we can assist with your festive celebrations.
Please call 01753 442400 or email

Click here to view the complete e-brochure from Christmas 2017 at the Sir Christopher Wren.

Dorney Lake

Looking for somewhere to host your Christmas Party? Then look no further!! Contact us today 01753 832756 to find out more about our Christmas packages.

The elegance of Dorney Lake has led us to become one of the top rated venues in Royal Berkshire. Dorney Lake is a stunning venue enhanced with a long, winding drive that will captivate your guests from the moment they arrive. Our Lake View Room has a balcony overlooking the lake and also offers stunning views of the beautiful surrounding grounds making Dorney Lake the most picture - perfect setting.

Click here to view the complete e-brochure from Christmas at Dorney Lake 2017.


Join in this year’s festivities at Foxhills Club & Resort for a truly memorable celebration.

Celebrate with colleagues or friends this December with one of our joiner or private parties. Let us look after the cooking on Christmas Day so you can spend quality time with your family.

Mark the start of 2018 in style with a gourmet evening in The Manor or put on your dancing shoes for a New Year celebration in the Clubhouse. However you choose to spend the festive season, the friendly team at Foxhills are on hand to make your holidays even more special. Stuck for ideas? Look out for our top picks throughout the brochure, featuring our favourite festive suggestions for families, foodies and more, marked with a bauble.

To create your perfect festive celebration, contact the Events team on 01932 704451
or email

Click here to view the complete e-brochure for Christmas at Foxhills 2017.

French Brothers Boat Trips

As our boats are fully weatherproof and centrally heated, we are able to run all year round. So go for a change of scenery this year and have your Christmas party on the river!

Available from November to February. The package includes the evening hire of the boat for four hours, a Christmas meal, festive decorations and a glass of mulled wine (options 1 and 2 only) for each of your guests on arrival.

After your meal, the top deck converts to a lively dance floor where our DJ will play your requests. If your guest list is a little shorter, you can book our new option for smaller groups of 20 or more (option 3).

Option 1 – This is a formal dinner option suitable for groups of 36 to 70 guests. Availability is Windsor or Runnymede – cost is £48 per person
Option 2 – This is an informal dinner option suitable for groups of 36 to 150 guests. Availability is Windsor or Runnymede – cost is £40 per person
Option 3 - For smaller groups we have a package with minimum numbers of 20, cost for this is £48 and includes a festive BBQ as well as a disco

For more information please email or call 01753 827346.

Click here to view the complete e-brochure for Parties and Events with French Brothers.

Harte and Garter

Christmas just has to be experienced at the Harte and Garter Hotel & Spa. Perfectly positioned opposite Windsor Castle, our enviable location will give you a magical and unforgettable festive celebration. Our elegant 14th century building sits directly in the path of the famous change of the guards, within easy reach of the majestic River Thames and contains remarkable original features throughout.

Indulge with fabulous festive food, wine and cheer this Christmas with your family, friends or colleagues. Our charming venue can offer you a brilliant choice of lunches, dinners and party nights in our stunning Ballroom.

Take a look and book your table or party today.

To find out more and to make a booking, please call our Christmas team on 01753 848552.

Click here to view the complete e-brochure for Christmas 2017 at the Harte and Garter Hotel.

Marriott Heathrow/Windsor

Make your festive season memorable. Our range of dazzling offers available to you will make this season a joy. If you're looking for the ultimate festive party that combines a sumptuous dinner and great sounds from our resident disco, join us for our ever popular Christmas Joiner party nights. Ideal for small, medium and large groups.

For more information or to make a booking call + 44 (0) 1753 598 181 or contact

Click here to view the complete e-brochure for Christmas 2017 at the Heathrow Windsor Marriott.

Hobbs of Henley

Celebrate the start of the festive season in style by setting sail with Hobbs of Henley on a Thames Christmas Party Cruise in December. New for 2017 is the option for a Christmas Lunch Party which is in addition to our Christmas Party Nights.

Perfect for any office outing or festive get together with friends & family, kick-start your Christmas on board one of our large passenger vessels. These cruises do not need to be booked exclusively, you are able to purchase a table for your party even if it is just for two people. However should you wish to privately charter a Christmas Party Cruise please telephone us to discuss your requirements and we’ll happily give you a quotation.

Email us at or call us on 01491 572035

Click here to view more information on the Christmas Party Cruises and a downloadable menu.

Macdonald Windsor Hotel

There's something fabulous about the festive season at Macdonald Windsor Hotel.

Windsor is simply majestic at Christmas time with its celebrations and decorated streets, not to mention the stunning backdrop of Windsor Castle with its famous 100ft Christmas tree just across from the entrance to the hotel.

From lavish themed nights to bespoke Christmas events, intimate private dining to relaxed lunches; no matter what you are looking for choose Macdonald Windsor Hotel and you will be choosing exceptional food, first class service and magical memories.

Step into the spotlight at one of our Winter Wonderland Party nights and take your place on the dance floor. After a glass of Prosecco on arrival and a delicious three course dinner, the DJ takes the reigns and lines up top tracks for a night of disco fever.

Book on 0344 879 9101 or email

Click here to view the complete e-brochure for Christmas at the Macdonald Windsor 2017.

The Oakley Court

We would love to invite you to celebrate the magic of Christmas at The Oakley Court.

From the moment you sweep up the drive you will be treated as a treasured guest and feel completely at home. With fizz, fun and festivities, your Christmas starts here! We provide exceptional service, exquisite food and wine to guarantee you a Christmas to remember.

So whether you are looking to celebrate with colleagues, friends or family we have the ideal offerings to ensure a festive experience like no other.

For more details please contact the Conference Office on or phone 01753 609988

Click here to view the complete e-brochure for Christmas at Oakley Court 2017.

The Runnymede Hotel

Celebrate Christmas with us, whether you choose a big party or small celebration, The Runnymede is the perfect festive venue!

Our Christmas Party Nights are the perfect way to get your Christmas celebrations off to a glittering festive start. Our Grand Union Suite is the ideal setting for groups of 10 to 50 party-goers.

Embark on a Christmas Joiner Party with a difference; a voyage on the River Thames. On board, there will be a festive finger buffet and a DJ providing the entertainment.

You can treat the whole office or host a small party for a few family and friends. Our suites can accommodate up to 250 guests with menu options from traditional turkey to a more extravagant take on the traditional.

Email us at or call us on 01784 220981.

Click here to view the complete e-brochure for Christmas at the Runnymede Hotel 2017.

Allegro Arts

We are a music supply agency with a special understanding of the event business, and we offer a valuable service to event managers and venues.  

Christmas and New Year are hectic times in the event industry, as we know all too well! With the festive season booking up, we would like to offer you at this point our very best prices and your pick of live music for your seasonal events.

Among your festive music choices are

  • Carol Singers
  • Bagpiper
  • Party Bands, DJs and Jazz Groups
  • Classical instruments in festive upbeat mode – harp, strings, guitar, piano

It would be an honour to explore the benefits of working with you. Don’t delay, Christmas is coming! 01784 409654

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