This November, a Winter spectacle will descend upon Knebworth House. Held in the magical grounds of this resplendent English stately home, Winter Festival promises to be a festive experience like no other; offering a carefully curated Christmas shopping emporium, epicurean street food delights, whisky tasting sessions, food tasting and tech demos, festive styling and shopping advice from London style aficionados. Plus live music and a Comedy Festival featuring some of the biggest stars of British comedy.
THE ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS GARDEN AND INTERACTIVE FATHER CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE
A truly memorable immersive Christmas experience for the little ones (and adults if they wish) will take centre stage at this unique Winter Festival. Themed around the magnificent history and heritage of Knebworth House, children will be welcomed in groups by mystical characters, to explore each room of the maze and will eventually arrive at the most exciting destination of all, Santa’s Grotto. There will be twists and turns along the way on this magical pathway, making this a wondrous Christmas adventure for everyone.
* This element of the festival has been designed by immersive entertainment specialists, The Business Creative. More details to be found at http://www.thebusinesscreative.com
Christmas is a time of giving and buying presents for loved ones. With this in mind Winter Festival are hosting a shopper’s paradise called The Wonderland Collective, curated by trader & market specialists, Eat Me Drink Me. There will be a collection of independent designer-makers, selling luxury and hand-crafted gifts and produce. The Wonderland Collective are known for their series of bespoke pop-up events; showcasing artisans, makers and creative businesses, with an emphasis on British made or hand-designed products. One of a kind treats that will make perfect, original gifts for friends and family.
Of course, there will be plenty of delicious delicacies on offer from the best artisan street food providers in the UK, some showcasing local produce and all lovingly chosen by independent street food experts Eat Me Drink Me. Tasty festive winter treats on offer will include seasonal Pork burgers from London based Pulled, mouth watering luxury specialist cheese toasties from The Toasty Badger and Panache artisan ice cream serving up Winter Ice Cream Flavours including Cinnamon, Gingerbread, Eggnog and Mince Pie… or festive Belgian waffles with winter berry compotes and spiced mulled wine apples…
THE APRES SKI LODGE AT WINTER FESTIVAL
The food village will also be home to the beautiful Apres Ski Lodge where the grown ups can refuel with fresh seasonal cocktails, spiced mulled wine, artisan ciders and local craft beers. And the sumptuous surroundings of faux fur rugs and open log fires will provide the perfect spot to chill out in between shopping or enjoying the plethora of entertainment around the festival.
KNEBWORTH WINTER COMEDY FESTIVAL as part of WINTER FESTIVAL
Friday 9th and Saturday 10th
After eating and drinking, it’s time to get merry and have a good laugh. Some of the biggest and brightest stars of UK Comedy, including Greg Davies and Rhod Gilbert, will be performing at Knebworth. More names and details to be announced soon!
As well as the comedy festival The Feature Stage will be the home to demonstrations from celebrity chefs including The Food Busker with food available to sample after his engaging time on stage, Whisky specialist and expert Dave Broom will be demonstrating and discussing the virtues of tasting different types of whisky inviting the audience up to sample this festive spirit, there will be a very special appearance from Bjorn the Polar bear who’s appearance will delight and educate the younger members of the crowd.
“We are very excited to announce the launch of Winter Festival this year at Knebworth House, Christmas is such a magical time for everyone and we wanted to bring together all the exciting elements of the festive period under one roof. We feel very fortunate to have the beautiful Knebworth as our backdrop for this festival extravaganza and we are really looking forward to showcasing some incredible shopping, food and entertainment in this idyllic location. We are also thrilled and delighted to welcome Rhod Gilbert and Greg Davies to perform at our first Winter Festival! And with the amazing, original and entertaining activities for young people, we’re hoping everyone will leave the festival with a huge smile on their face and immersed in the festive spirit…”
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