Spend Christmas in Guernsey

  • Category: Family Fun
  • Date: Monday, 01 January 0001

If you're set on spending some or all of the festive season away from home this year but still yearn for a good old British Christmas with open fires, stockings and presents, consider Guernsey as the ideal winter getaway location.

Set yourself up with the Festive Guernsey package at the Old Government House Hotel, which features all manner of Christmas treats including a themed dinner, a stocking and even a decorated tree for those staying in the suite. See below for ideas for how to fill your days on this wonderful island.

Pantomime

There's nothing like a good old pantomime to get you in the Christmas spirit if you've got children. Guernsey is playing host to several this year, including Aladdin, Tom Thumb and Treasure Island. Get your best shouting voices ready to call out 'He's behind you!' for this classic Christmas activity. The shows take place at the Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts throughout December and January. Check the website for booking details.

Festiva

A festival unique to Guernsey, everyone is invited to sing along at the St James Concert Hall from 7:30pm on December 13th and 14th. Whether you bring just your voice or even an instrument, it is the chance to celebrate this special time of goodwill and cheer as the Lord intended. Tickets for Festiva cost just £9.95 and children under the age of 17 attend free of charge.

Christmas shopping

Guernsey's shopping scene really picks up at Christmas, with the high streets staying open later than ever in order to accommodate those looking to pick up that last-minute gift. Whether you're seeking something unique and handmade from the little shops that populate St Peter's Port, or prefer the high end chains, you'll find what you want on Guernsey.

Once your day of festive activities is complete, collapse amid five-star comfort and festive cheer at the Old Government House Hotel.