Christmas 2016 at The Black Swan Hotel


There are few more idyllic places to spend your Christmas break than at The Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley. In a scene from a traditional greetings card; the historic facades of the hotel overlooking the market square, bordered by higgledy rows of shops, their starlit windows crammed with festive goodies.

From the moment you arrive, our roaring log fires and cosy array of lounges will become your home away from home, and you’ll be safe in the knowledge that you can simply relax and enjoy this beautiful retreat and all that it has to offer.

Christmas Eve – Saturday 24th December 2016

Your room will be available to check in from 2pm on Christmas Eve. Once you’ve had chance to settle into your room, relax in one of our cosy lounges or the Cygnet Bar and enjoy a mini Afternoon Tea.

At 7pm a pre-dinner drinks reception will be held in the Garden Room, where you’ll enjoy a chilled glass of Champagne and canapés. A seven course Gala Dinner will then follow from 7.30pm in The Gallery, our 3 AA rosette restaurant with live music from swing and lounge singer, Adrian Doyle.

Please note that guests will be seated at mixed tables for the Gala Dinner and gentlemen are kindly requested to wear lounge suits for the evening.

For those of you choosing to head to Midnight Mass at neighbouring All Saints Church, hot chocolate, mulled wine and mince pies will be waiting for you on your return to the hotel.

Christmas Day – Sunday 25th December 2016

Enjoy a hearty full English breakfast on the morning of Christmas Day, and for those of you who’ve been good there might even be a visit from Santa!

Christmas Day lunch is a leisurely affair, accompanied by music from saxophonist Jon Taylor. After lunch, you may wish to retire to the Cygnet Bar or one of our cosy lounges, where Christmas cake and port will be served to toast the Queen’s speech.

Later in the evening you are invited to enjoy a light informal buffet in either the restaurant or more comfortable surroundings of one of our lounges, the choice is yours. After dinner, we’re delighted to welcome singer and acoustic guitarist Val Hill who’ll be playing in the Cygnet Bar.

Boxing Day – Monday 26th December 2016

After breakfast the day is yours to enjoy as you choose, perhaps venturing out to York for a bit of sales shopping or taking to the moors for a brisk walk. For those wishing to stay a little closer to home, mid-afternoon there will be a fun-filled cocktail masterclass with the chance to taste the fruits of your labour afterwards!

Dinner on Boxing Day evening will be served in The Gallery. Afterwards, as the festive celebrations draw to a close, we’re delighted to welcome soul, blues and acoustic musician Dan Burnett who’ll be playing in the Cygnet Bar, along with entertainment from close up magician Mark Waddington.

Tuesday 27th December 2016

Inevitably there sadly comes a time when you have to go home. Following a hearty breakfast, we’ll wish you a safe journey home until next year.

Three Night Package:

  • Classic Rooms – £1360.00 (double), £960.00 (single)
  • Feature Rooms – £1495.00 (double), £1095.00 (single)
  • Superior Rooms – £1495.00 (double), £1095.00 (single)
  • Junior Suite – £1525.00 (double), £1125.00 (single)
  • Single Room – £900.00 – please note that we only have one Single Room

For guests wishing to extend their Christmas break, preferential rates are available. The rates below include dinner and full English breakfast, and are per room, per night (this includes an allocation of £45.00 per person, per night to be spent on dinner):

  • Classic Rooms – £230.00 (double), £170.00 (single)
  • Feature Rooms – £275.00 (double), £215.00 (single)
  • Superior Rooms – £275.00 (double), £215.00 (single)
  • Junior Suite – £285.00 (double), £225.00 (single)
  • Single Room – £150.00 – please note that we only have one Single Room


Click here to download a copy of our Christmas and New Year brochure.

T&Cs: A deposit of £300.00 is required to secure your Christmas booking. The balance for your stay should be settled by 1st December 2016. If you wish to extend your booking, these additional nights should be settled on departure from the hotel, however a deposit of £50.00 per night will be required for any additional nights booked. Provisional bookings can be held for up to one week, after this time they will be released if a deposit has not been received. Please note that all deposits are non-refundable. Menus will be available to view online closer to the time. Any guests with dietary requirements should advise the hotel at least 14 days prior to arrival. Please note that on Christmas Eve, guests will be seated at mixed tables for the Gala Dinner which is a set menu. Gentlemen are kindly requested to wear lounge suits on Christmas Eve. The hotel reserves the right to amend the content of the package without prior notice. Children are welcome to join for the Christmas package, and will be charged at 75% of the adult rate when occupying their own bedroom.