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Christmas at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

Christmas and New Year at Macdonald Tickled TroutAA 4 Stars

Macdonald Tickled Trout HotelPreston New Road, SamlesburyPrestonPR5 0UJ, Junction 31Tel 0344 879 9053International +44 1772 877671

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At Macdonald Tickled Trout we combine traditional values with the very best in service, care and quality.

We would like to welcome you to our hotel, with a home from home ambiance. Let us take the hassle away from you and make this Christmas one to remember with quality food that has been specially sourced and first class catering with your taste in mind.

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    Christmas & New Year Packages

    • Party, Party, Party! This is the setting to celebrate with friends and colleagues. Join us for a festive arrival drink at 7.00pm before heading to your stylish event room to tuck into your delicious four course choice menu, which will be specially prepared for you by our expert chefs. Afterwards you can dance until the early hours to all your favourite music provided by our DJ until 1.00am.

      From £23.00 per person

      • Festive drink on arrival
      • Four course dinner
      • DJ and disco until late
      Friday 27th and Saturday 28th November £23.00
      Friday 4th and Saturday 5th December £26.00
      Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and 19th December £30.00
      Friday 18th December £33.00
      Friday 8th and Saturday 9th January 2016 £23.00
    • Christmas at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

      The shopping is done and the presents are wrapped and under the tree, so now it’s time for you to relax and enjoy a wonderful evening before all the excitement of Christmas Day. Begin the celebrations with a glass of mulled wine in our lounge on arrival. Afterwards join us for an absolutely delicious dinner cooked just for you by our chefs – not a turkey in sight! Then show off your twinkle toes and dance until Midnight. What a start to Christmas!

      £25.00 per person

      • Mulled wine on arrival
      • Four course dinner
      • Dancing till late
    • Give the whole family, including the children, a treat this year with our Sunday Lunch with Santa. Enjoy a festive meal and an early visit from Santa!

      £17.45 per adult/£9.95 per child

      Sunday 6th, 13th and 20th December  
      £17.45 adults
      £9.95 children aged three - 12 years
      Children under three years dine free
      Served between 12noon and 2.30pm
      Includes a visit from Father Christmas for our younger guests
    • Christmas at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

      Forget all the hustle and bustle of cooking and organising this special day at home. Leave it to us and just relax and enjoy the best Christmas Day ever with the family. Start with a welcome drink in our lounge at 12noon before moving to your specially prepared table where you will enjoy a scrumptious four course choice menu while spending quality time with family, friends and loved ones. Watch your children’s faces light up as Father Christmas visits with gifts!

      £66.00 per adult/£33.00 per child

      £66.00 adults
      £33.00 children aged three - 12 years
      Children under three years dine free


    • After settling into your comfortably appointed room, you will be spoiled with a tempting afternoon tea. In the early evening you are invited to come and listen to our local carol singers while sharpening your taste buds with a glass of mulled wine. Then it’s through to dinner to enjoy our Christmas Eve Dinner Dance. On Christmas morning, relax over breakfast before opening your presents. Christmas lunch starts with a welcome drink and is always a mouth-watering and merry occasion. We have invited Father Christmas for our younger guests too. After the Queen’s Speech, you can unwind until a light buffet is served in the evening. On Boxing Day, start with a hearty breakfast and then the rest of the day is yours to explore the local attractions or grab a bargain in the sales. Enquire about the Christmas pantomime that is being shown in the Preston Charter Theatre in the afternoon (tickets optional). In the evening, there will be music and dancing while you enjoy a tasty carvery menu prepared by our chefs at timings to suit you. On 27th December after breakfast it is time to say goodbye but don’t be sad – there is always next year!

      From £260.00 per person

      • Afternoon tea on arrival
      • Breakfast each morning
      • Mulled wine with choir entertainment on Christmas Eve
      • Christmas Eve Dinner Dance
      • Christmas Day lunch with festive drink and a visit from Santa!
      • Light finger buffet in the evening of Christmas Day
      • Boxing Day carvery
      Thursday 24th, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th December  £268.50 per person based on two adults sharing a room
      Check-in from 2.00pm
      Call us for family room and children's prices


    • Christmas at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

      Following the success of 2015, the beautiful people of Lancashire will be stepping out in style at our New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance. Start with champagne and canapés in the lounge, then make your way to your table and you will be treated to a really special seven course gourmet menu. We take on a Scottish flair and as their tradition demands, the haggis will be piped in and addressed during the evening! After dinner, you can ring in the New Year and dance all night right into the small hours.

      From £68.00 per person

      • Champagne and canapé reception
      • Delicious seven course meal
      • Live entertainment
      Thursday 31st December 
      £80.00 - Over 18s only
      Dinner and overnight stay 
      £140.00 per person sharing a Twin or Double room
      7.30pm - Arrival drinks and canapés
      8.00pm - Dinner
      2.00am - Carriages
      Order your champagne for Midnight