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    Christmas 2021: What to do at Sandon Hall

    Last Updated: October 16th, 2023

    As the song goes, Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of year. The lead up to the big day is joyful, and everything that goes with it makes us feel cosy. After all, it’s the only acceptable season to indulge in mince pies, Celebration boxes of chocolates and pigs in blankets. Cheery festive songs sound out in shops, classic movies are played on TV, and twinkling lights adorn houses and buildings everywhere. As the holiday period approaches, planning is already underway  across the nation to spread the sparkly, glittery joy with everyone. Here at Sandon Hall, we’ve lined up some special events to spark your Christmas cheer.

    Christmas Events in Staffordshire 


    Festive Hand Embroidery Workshop 

    This festive hand embroidery workshop is the perfect arts and crafts activity to kickstart the season. Celebrating the delicate art of hand embroidery, the one-day event hosted by Evangela & Co will teach you the basic techniques. It’s suitable for beginners, so it doesn’t matter if you’ve never had a go before, just get in touch to book your spot. Get crafty with us, bask in the festivities and relax in a serene setting.

    As part of the cost, you’ll receive a welcome pack and an embroidery starter kit. Light refreshments and lunch are also provided, and you’ll get a tour of Sandon Hall and its marvellous grounds too.

    Date: 23rd November 2021

    Time: 9:00am – 16:45 pm

    Cost: £75 per person

    Photo by Sam A. Harris (@samaharris)

    An Evening with Bert Blaize: Seasonal wine pairings and tastings

    The decadent food is one of our favourite things about Christmas, and what better way to celebrate the season than with a warming evening of wine, cheese, charcuterie, chocolate and ice cream. Hosted by Bert Blaize, the author of Which Wine When: What to drink with the food you love, join us for an indulgent evening. Bert has recently been named the UK’s Top Young Sommelier by Flint Wines and currently takes care of the wine at Serge et le Phoque in London’s Fitzrovia.

    Learn how to curate the perfect cheese board just in time for those festive gatherings and enjoy tastings of several red, white and dessert wines — including one of Bert’s own. Included in the price is a generous selection of cheeses, charcuterie and a few sweet treats, provided by food and drink producers within and around the surrounding area of Staffordshire.

    Date: 5th December 2021

    Time: 4:00-7:00pm

    Price: £45 per person

    Christmas Copper Decoration Workshop 

    Held in the beautiful conservatory at Sandon Hall with Metamorphic Charm, this craft workshop will teach you the technique of pierce sawing to create a copper decoration that can be hung around your home or on your Christmas tree. Choose from a variety of festive templates to make a design that’s personal to you. Accompanied by an endless supply of tea, coffee and mince pies, this is a relaxing experience for adults (six people per session).

    Date: 2nd December and 9th December 2021

    Times: 10:00-1:00pm, 2:00-5:00pm and 6:00-9:00pm

    Price: £40 plus booking fee

    Festive Afternoon Tea

    A festive-themed afternoon tea is the ultimate Christmas experience to share with friends or family. Hosted within our stunning grounds, enjoy a delicious selection of finger sandwiches, festive cakes, and homemade scones served with jam and clotted cream. You will also see musical performances from Fulford Choir and Ovation Choir, rounding off the day with a delightful sing-along.

    n host tables of up to ten people, for £39.95 per head. If this sounds like your type of merry fun, get in touch with us to book, and remember to mention any dietary requirements.

    Date: 12th December 2021

    Event timeline:

    13:45 – 14:45pm – Guest arrival
    15:00 – Fulford & Ovation Choir begins
    16:00 – Choirs end
    16:30 – Final performance & sing-along
    17:00 – Event finish

    The Great British Christmas Drive-In 

    Back this year for a Christmas special is The Great British Drive-In: showing a selection of festive films, including classics like Elf, Home Alone, Love Actually, How The Grinch Stole Christmas and The Polar Express. This exciting event is situated on the rolling hills of Sandon Hall, with the grand manor house providing the perfect picturesque backdrop for a cosy film night. Share the joy with your family and friends, and enjoy delicious food and drink prepared by Digbeth Dining Club and Candid Beer

    Dates: 19th December to 24th December

    Time: Various times. Find out more on the website.

    Cost: From £25 per car.

    We hope you can make it to one of our festive events this year. Get your family and friends involved, and have a holly jolly Christmas time.


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