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Christmas 2023 at the University Arms

As the days get shorter and the nights get chillier, it’s the perfect time to cosy up and start planning for Christmas. Here in Cambridge, Christmas is nothing short of magical, with several colleg...

By Liv Bonsall

Posted on 03 Nov 2023 14:59

Christmas 2023 at the University Arms

As the days get shorter and the nights get chillier, it’s the perfect time to cosy up and start planning for Christmas. Here in Cambridge, Christmas is nothing short of magical, with several college carol services to attend and - we hope - snowfall sprinkling the spires of the city. 

The University Arms hotel, Cambridge’s best luxury hotel and one of our closest partners, is proud to announce its Christmas offers and events for 2023. 

Festive Afternoon Tea

The Parker’s Tavern festive Afternoon Tea offers a delicious selection of savouries & sweets created by the restaurant’s pastry team. With traditional festive finger sandwiches and Christmas spiced scones, accompanied by ‘Rudolph the red nose rocher’, double citrus mince pie, eggnog cheesecake and yule log.

The Festive Afternoon Tea is £39 per person and is available until Friday 5th January 2024. Free-from menus are also available. Book here


Christmas Package

How about Christmas in Cambridge? Stay at the University Arms from 24th - 26th December and enjoy a festive break where you can curl up by the fire in the library, play games with your loved ones and enjoy decadent feasting. The hotel’s flexible festive schedule allows you to relax in whatever way suits you.

From £680 for 1 adult, £984 for 2 adults in one room, with a £125 food supplement for children aged 3-12. Book early to avoid disappointment!


Beginner's Christmas brush lettering calligraphy workshop

Do you want to learn the craft of Calligraphy to add sparkle to your Christmas cards and gift tags this year? Then come to The University Arms ballroom for their Beginner's Christmas brush lettering workshop with Calligraphy by Kiki. 

In this 90-minute workshop, you will learn all of the necessary, foundational skills needed to be able to create your very own unique lettering to add your personal touch to loved ones' gifts this year, with the guidance of Kiki throughout. Every attendee will receive a brush calligraphy pen to take home, calligraphy paper and gift tags to continue practicing yours skills at home after the workshop. This is a beginner-level workshop, suitable for people who've never tried calligraphy before but want to try a new, creative hobby.

Saturday 25th November. 1-2:30pm. £60 per person. All details and information on how to book your ticket can be found here.


Luxury Festive Wreath Making Workshop

Join The University Arms in their ballroom with Emily Tallulah Flowers for a luxury festive wreath making workshop.

Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine whilst Emily demonstrates the wreath making process. In this 2-hour workshop, you will make a traditional mossed wreath base with lots of gloriously scented blue pine. We will have an abundance of the finest winter offerings; dried fruits, cones, dried flowers, feathers & seed heads, and you can finish your wreath with some beautiful velvet ribbon.

Monday 4th December, 6:30-8:30pm, £85 per person. All details and information on how to book your ticket can be found here.


Ring in the New Year

Photography: Mingle Markuza.

Ring in the New Year with sophistication, elegance and style at the University Arms. Come along for an unforgettable black-tie exclusive event that includes a sumptuous Gala Dinner, where their expert chefs will delight your palate with a delectable feast. Dance the night away to the enchanting rhythms of live jazz and funk music, sipping on a welcome drink in an atmosphere of elegance. As the clock strikes midnight, toast to new beginnings and a night to remember. After the festivities, retire to your plush accommodations, and wake up to a scrumptious breakfast that will help you start the year on the right note. This will be an evening of elegance and opulence.

From £450 for 2 adults. Enjoy a New Year's exclusive black-tie party and overnight stay at University Arms hotel. Book here.

By Liv Bonsall

Posted on 03 Nov 2023 14:59

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