Party Season in Hertfordshire

The festive period is a time to enjoy yourself and take a pause from your regular routine. Whether it be celebrating with a relaxed Christmassy afternoon or planning the biggest New Year’s Eve bash in living history, we’ve put together a list of the best things do this party season!

Remember to check back on this post as we will continue to update it as the season moves forward closer to New Year’s Eve.

Skate big in Watford

When you think of one of those go-to activities to do during the Christmas period, there aren’t many things more iconic than skating on a real ice rink, which is exactly what you can get up to in Watford. Running from the 24th November to 13th January, noon to 9pm, it’s the ideal thing to do with either a few friends or family as there’s something for everyone, including a ‘rink side’ bar! Winter skating in Watford

Festive themed afternoon tea

Turkey and cranberry sandwiches and Stollen cakes might not sound like your typical afternoon tea line up, but the Cromwell Hotel in Stevenage is adding a seasonal twist to its afternoon tea from the 1st to 30th December. The perfect afternoon out with family or to catch up with friends, or perhaps after you've taken to the ice! Alongside this, the Cromwell Hotel is putting on Christmas Party Nights throughout December and a big New Year’s Eve bash with plenty of live musicians and fizz. Cromwell’s seasonal shindigs

Christmas and New Year’s at Down Hall

Not only is Down Hall offering a festive afternoon tea and Christmas celebrations as well, once you've got the festive season behind you, it's time to call an end to 2018 and welcome 2019. It's the New Year’s Eve ball and party that we're really excited about at Down Hall - whether you opt for the black tie night, which includes champagne and canapes on arrival, resident DJ and casino tables, or entertainment and hot and cold buffet in the Bridgeman Suite, you’re sure to see 2019 in in style. The festive season at Down Hall

New Year’s escape at The Grove

Watching the fireworks from your very own relaxed hotel room across the Hertfordshire countryside may sound too good to be true, but it’s possible at The Grove. After you’ve gone for an endless buffet at The Glasshouse, or something a little more classy at Colette’s there’ll be live music and fireworks across the grounds of the 5 star hotel. What’s more if you do opt for the hotel room too, you’ll have access to the Sequoia spa! A luxury celebration of 2018

Sopwell NYE celebrations

Keeping sophistication high up on the list, Sopwell House has New Year’s Eve celebrations to bring in 2019 in true Hertfordshire style. Choose from three options, including a black-tie gala dinner in the St Alban Suite, a finely curated menu at the 2 AA Rosette Sopwell House Restaurant or a buffet spread in the Brasserie. Once you’ve enjoyed dinner, there’ll be a live band and disco in the lounge and an impressive fireworks display to round off the night Sopwell House New Year’s

New Year's escape in Cheshunt

Sitting just north of London, the Marriott Hotel in Cheshunt is the perfect setting to see in the New Year if you're local or from the city. Once you've taken in the countryside, head to an evening starting with a glass of sparkling wine with canapes, and followed by a delicious 5-course dinner including a half bottle of house red or white wine. Once you've wined and dined, it's time to dance as the resident DJ will see you through to midnight, and if you opt for a hotel room as well, you can enjoy a free full English the next day. Hunting for the perfect New Year

Pendley Manor’s gala New Year’s Eve

Lastly, but certainly not least - starting off with a glass of Champagne and canapes, for New Year’s at Pendley Manor you’ll be treated to a five course dinner no less, backed up by a live jazz band to while the night away. Once the run up to midnight begins, you’ll be seeing the New Year in with Champagne before returning home, or if you choose a Residential package, a beautifully refurbished room to stay the night. Celebrate at Tring’s Pendley Manor

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