Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard, London, makes Christmas & New Year a wonderful celebration

Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard, London, makes Christmas & New Year a wonderful celebration, with a variety of events & offers

Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard, London Afternoon tea

November 30, 2019: Inviting guests for a celebratory extravaganza, Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London is offering a sparkling line up of experiences this festive season.

For this Christmas, decorations coloured in metallic silver, white and millennial pink will fill the hotel as will scents of cinnamon and pine. Coupled with a visit from Santa Clause on Christmas Day, the festivities at the hotel are set to make this Christmas one to remember.

Partnering with London Glassblowing Studio, the hotel has devised an overnight stay where you can make your own glass Christmas bauble at the studio. Additionally, you can also donate your old glass baubles to benefit the Guys and St Thomas’s Charity.

Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard, London festive dinner dish

Let London’s highest theatre performance dazzle you this festive season, as the ‘Revels in Hand’ team return to present ‘Christmas in the Clouds’. Commissioned especially for the festive period, Four Calling Birds transports guests to the Midwinter soirée of Richard Bleak, whose festive preparations are about to take a turn for the hilarious. Enjoy a night of elegance, glamour and comedy, without ever having to leave the hotel!

A delicious, special festive afternoon tea and an overnight stay will make Christmas special as you indulge in freshly made sandwiches and baked scones alongside delicate Christmas treats while enjoying views of London.

The hotel’s TING restaurant is offering a delicious four-course meal with perfectly paired fine wines. Dishes include feathered game terrine, artichoke and truffle risotto, venison loin and Cornish halibut. The restaurant’s Christmas Day lunch celebrates the best of British fare, which includes traditional roast Norfolk turkey and homemade Christmas pudding with brandy butter.

The cherry on the cake is the hotel’s Glass Christmas Tree. Working with students of the MA Interior and Spatial Design course at Chelsea College of Arts, the concept was inspired by novelist James Hilton’s book ‘The Lost Horizon’ and the hotel’s Glass Christmas theme. The ginkgo tree, a species native to China, was selected as the base for the seasonal installation to symbolise the meeting of East and West and a collective search for serenity – motifs explored in Hilton’s novel. Hundreds of glass bottles were recycled from the hotel’s restaurants and integrated into the design to promote sustainability in a season of excess.

Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard, London dessert for dinner

Taking the festivities to a new crescendo, New Year at Shangri-La at the Shard is defined by glamorous parties. Party like its 1977 at GŌNG Bar’s Studio 52 NYE event, hosted live by internationally renowned drag acts including Sadie Sinner, Vinegar Strokes and more! Dress in glamour and dance like nobody’s watching to disco tunes at London’s highest hotel bar that will transform into the famous Studio 54 club for one night only.

Or you can dress to impress as we take you on a simulated first-class flight back in time to the glamourous 1950s for the NYE party of the century. Feast on an extravagant six course menu and an interactive dessert buffet, all paired with fine wine pairings. Enjoy live entertainment and 50’s style revelry, hosted by esteemed drag queen Michael Twaits, high in the sky at REN Room.

To read more about the offers and events during the festive season, visit the hotel’s website.

It’s definitely a special time to be in London!

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