Cosy Christmas 2018

Dreaming of a Christmas where you can relax without having to worry about catering for your friends and family? Here at the Black Swan, you’ll be looked after by our dedicated team throughout the whole Christmas period – and the only finger you’ll have to lift is when you’re picking up a celebratory glass of Champagne!

Upon arrival on Christmas Eve, you’ll enjoy a quaint mini afternoon tea in one of our cosy lounges which overlook Helmsley’s Market Square, twinkling with festive fairy lights. After nibbling on some delicious canapés and sipping a glass of your favourite tipple, you’ll be welcomed into an exquisite five-course gala dinner – featuring a special performance by harpist Sarah Paterson to create the ultimate festive, relaxed atmosphere. After indulging in a hearty dinner, you’ll have the option to attend midnight mass at All Saints Church before returning to the Black Swan for delicious mince pies and mulled wine.

The big day of Christmas festivities will begin with a special Bucks Fizz breakfast. This is all before you join us for the main event – the Christmas lunch. You’ll be presented with sumptuous, festive dishes before a celebratory slice of Christmas cake and glass of port to toast the Queen’s speech. Make sure you leave room for the evening nibbles – later, we’ll prepare a delicious buffet for you to indulge in at your heart’s desire. You’ll then be able to order your favourite drink at the bar whilst enjoying the after-dinner entertainment, which will feature a singer and acoustic guitarist.

Just because the big day is over, that doesn’t mean Christmas is – at least, not at the Black Swan. The magic continues into Boxing Day, which will begin with a filling Yorkshire breakfast, using some of our freshest and finest local ingredients. The rest of the morning is to be spent as you wish – whether that’s relaxing in our lounge by the log fire or embarking on one of the many breath-taking walks that surround the hotel. You may even wish to visit Rievaulx Abbey – one of North Yorkshire’s most historic ruins. When you’ve spent your day as you please, you’ll return to the Black Swan for a special performance by magician Mark Waddington in the Garden Room, before enjoying a three-course meal in The Gallery. You’ll then be presented with coffee and caricatures to end the day.

The following morning, we’ll present you with yet another full Yorkshire breakfast before you depart. Here at the Black Swan, we’re dedicated to making your Christmas as magical as we can. For more information about our offering, please see here.