Home for a Harlaxton Holiday: December 2023

Celebrate the holidays with a return to your home at Harlaxton! This program will be a unique opportunity for alumni to participate in a festive holiday experience at the Manor—from decorating the tree to having Christmas dinner to visiting an iconic Christmas market, this will be a holiday to remember!

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July 2022 Itinerary
Dates Activities

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Harlaxton Manor in snow

Arrival Day

  • Independent arrivals throughout the afternoon at Harlaxton
  • Check in to rooms at Harlaxton
  • Tour of the manor
  • Evening banquet and Prosecco toast to kick off the celebration at Harlaxton

Monday, December 18

Students decorating Harlaxton Christmas tree

Harlaxton/Free Day

  • Free day around the manor or for day trips as desired
  • Activities at Harlaxton to include:
    • Hidden Harlaxton tour
    • Tree decorating in the Great Hall
    • Wreath/centrepiece making in the Conservatory
    • Holiday baking workshop with catering team
  • Late afternoon Gold Room lecture
  • Evening country pub visit for dinner

Tuesday, December 19

Christmas in Nottingham

Day trip to Nottingham

  • Breakfast and free time around Harlaxton
  • Mid-morning coach transport to Nottingham
  • Free time to explore the city (don’t miss the Christmas market for decorations, shopping, and food!)
  • Evening Christmas dinner banquet at Harlaxton

Wednesday, December 20

Harlaxton/Departure Day

  • Breakfast at Harlaxton
  • Check out of rooms at the manor
  • Coach to Grantham station for onward travel

Here are a few other notes about this program:

  • Housing for this event will be in student rooms with shared bathrooms in the manor. Pricing is for a couple (two people in a room) or single (one person in a room).
  • There is also an option to book without accommodation should you decide to stay at a local hotel or guest house.
  • You are responsible for your own flights to/from the United Kingdom and transportation to/from Harlaxton Manor. We will send out independent arrival instructions to Harlaxton after the registration deadline.
  • You will be required to pay a $300 deposit per person upon registration, which is refundable up until the deadline of September 1, 2023, after which you will be expected to pay your remaining balance by October 15.

The program price options will be as follows:

  • $980/single
  • $1640/couple
  • $500/person without accommodation included