Christmas at The Balmoral, Edinburgh

Christmas at The Balmoral, Edinburgh
Together, these brands will share centuries of silversmithing prestige and watchmaking excellence at The Balmoral this December with a ‘Christmas Time’ display, festive F&B offerings and a bespoke event series.

The wonder of ‘Christmas Time’ will be celebrated throughout The Balmoral, as it transforms into a spectacular Christmas hub. The hotel lobby will become a magical experience reflecting the grand complications of a Patek Philippe watch. A ceiling installation of wheels, moons and stars and a cluster of rotating Christmas trees, mimicking the movement of the world’s most beautiful timepieces, will take centre stage. Overlooking the lobby, a Patek Philippe lounge will become the destination for the city’s style seekers.

Served in both the Patek Philippe Lounge and the iconic Palm Court – The Balmoral’s Festive Afternoon Tea has been given a timely twist for December. After enjoying the four-course experience, guests will be presented with a plate of themed gifts to take home as a memento.

Exclusive events will be held to celebrate the world-class craftsmanship, including a Horology Masterclass with a watchmaking expert in the Patek Philippe Lounge; a Christmas Countdown afternoon hosted by Brian Grigor, Head Chef at the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant Number One, and a Pastry Perfection Masterclass with Executive Pastry Chef, Ross Sneddon, who will be sharing his skills and tips for making sweet and savoury canapés at home.

In addition to The Balmoral’s festive masterclasses and afternoon tea, SCOTCH, The Balmoral’s dedicated whisky bar, and The Balmoral Bar, will both be offering an exploration of Christmas time – Past, Present and Future – in liquid form, with six specially selected drams of whisky and Sazerac cocktails.

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