Christmas 2022

Make Christmas magical at The Assembly House

Christmas at The Assembly House is really something special: delight in an enchanting festive season with all the traditional trimmings at the most glamorous House in Norwich.

No Christmas experience would be complete without delicious food and drink, and The Assembly House’s festive menus provide the perfect excuse to indulge – there are new menus to enjoy this year and a brand-new themed afternoon tea.

We have a gorgeous range of rooms to dine, celebrate and raise a glass at the House, whether you’re looking for afternoon tea under chandeliers, an indulgent dinner with family, a cosy stay in one of our antique-filled bedrooms or the perfect place for a glittering party.

Our trio of sparkling igloos return to our front lawn in November with new menus and the chance to cosy up with Festive Beforenoon Tea, our brand new for 2022 Christmas Afternoon Tea or our Après-Ski menu filled with share-board treats and the chance to enjoy cocktails overflowing with Christmas cheer.

This year we welcome a new fairytale theme for Christmas Afternoon Tea as The Nutcracker arrives at The Assembly House: a magical tea inspired by the enchanting story of the little girl who wakes at midnight on Christmas Eve and is taken on an enchanted journey to the faraway Land of Sweets by her toy Nutcracker.

Head of Pastry Mark Mitson will be a creating a tea in four Acts for our famous service: Act I, sandwiches; Act II, savouries; Act III; Scones and Act IV, delicate pastries. Perfect for Princes and Sugar Plum Fairies of all ages.

As ever, our halls will be well and truly decked for Christmas, along the with sparkling winter wonderland of trees in front of our stunning fountain and beside our igloos.

Indoors, there are more trees, hearty seasonal menus, festive feasts and lots of rooms to suit every kind and size of party and lots of celebrations we’d love you to join.

We’ve got festive supper clubs and cooking demonstrations and lessons from The Richard Hughes Cookery School, traditional festive dinners on offer throughout December and, of course, the chance to make The Assembly House your home-from-home with our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day packages.

The lead up to Christmas in Norwich is a charmed time: the streets fill with festive markets, twinkling lights are strung overhead and the sound of carols spills out of church doors, most notably St Peter Mancroft, just a few steps from The Assembly House.

Why not stay with us in the heart of the city and take advantage of one of our stay-shop-and-eat deals for a night or two in one of our stunning bedrooms? Or join us for a hearty breakfast before tackling your Christmas shopping or a reviving slice of cake and creamy hot chocolate afterwards? How about our wonderful winter afternoon tea before the pantomime at Norwich Theatre Royal next door?

And where better to hold your office party than in the Georgian splendour of the House?

The Assembly House has thought of every finishing touch to make your Christmas the most magical ever. So however you choose to celebrate this Christmas, celebrate with us at The Assembly House – we’d love you to be our guests.

Love from The Assembly House

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