Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
9:00 AM 8th November 2019

Northern Ireland Festive Hotlist

For a Christmas or New Year with a difference, high-tail it to Northern Ireland where Hastings Hotels have an array of festive treats on offer.

The collection of luxurious properties has launched a raft of new events and offers for guests to enjoy over the festive period, from1920’s cocktail parties to a luxurious New Years’ Eve Hogmanay Gala Banquet

Here’s a round up:

Christmas Parties
The Europa Hotel, Belfast’s Christmas party involves a four-course dinner followed by either live music, including the All New Jersey Guys, or a Dine and Disco experience. Available 29th November - 21st December with starting prices of £42pp.

Slieve Donard Resort & Spa’s Christmas Party Night on Saturday 7th December includes a four-course meal followed by live entertainment. Available throughout the festive period. Live band Fifth Avenue playing famous hits. Prices start from £49pp.

New Year’s Eve Parties
The Grand Central Hotel is hosting a Roaring 20s Cocktail party in its Observatory bar which allows guests a panoramic view of Belfast as it welcomes in 2020. They are also offering a New Year’s Eve Celebration Experience in the Seahorse Restaurant and Lounge for a stylish start to 2020: indulge in a Champagne and canape reception, a decadent six-course dinner and musical entertainment.

The Slieve Donard Resort & Spa is offering a New Year’s Eve Getaway which includes Afternoon Tea in the Oak Restaurant, a Champagne reception and the Hogmanay Gala Banquet followed by celebrations and a New Year’s Day breakfast in the morning.

The Gala Banquet Menu includes a Glenarm Salmon and beetroot Panna Cotta; Haggis, Neeps and Tatties served with Yellow Swede Fondant, mashed potatoes and Drappie o’the Cratur; Fillet of Glenarm Shorthorn Beef with Tarragon and a Red Wine Jus, as well as the Slieve Donard Grand Dessert.

Details: or telephone 028 9042 1066)