IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR…
WHAT’S ON FOR CHRISTMAS AT THE GROUNDS
We’re still tight lipped on our crazy Christmas installation.. but we promise if you stay tuned, you’ll see it’s even more worth it than making Santa’s Nice list. Knowing that we love a good event, and by good we mean great, you can mark your diaries for the 20th of December for an amazing kids night. If your family missed out on Halloween than this is your chance to make it up to them! Santa will be calling The Grounds home from Thursday 14th through to Sunday 24th so book a place, bring the kids and pets and snag your annual Santa photo at The Grounds.
We’ve introduced masterclasses and courses with our experts. Give the gift of an experience at The Grounds (or treat yourself) with classes in Styling & Florals, our At-Home Barista Course or our Christmas Cake Decorating Class. To entertain and educate the little ones, we’ll be hosting some festive workshops with Christmas Cupcake & Cookie Decorating and Pizza Making (tomato sauce and basil leaves are super Christmassy incase you were doubting us).
We’ll also have free entertainment throughout the month; delicious, festive and oh-so Instagram worthy seasonal specials coming from our talented team in the Patisserie, and Chritmas specials in our venues.
Scroll down for the finer details of our exciting Christmas calendar.
EVENTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Kids Christmas Event
Wednesday 20th December, 5pm.
If you missed out on Halloween, or maybe just had as much of a ball as we did, mark the calendar for our final kids event of 2017. Santa will be coming by, armed with treats for those on his nice list, and in true Grounds style, plenty of surprises for the kids thrown in the mix. We’ll be transforming The Grounds Garden into a Christmas wonderland so set a little time aside in the mayhem of the Christmas rush to soak in the magic of it all. Buy tickets here.
Thursday 14th – Sunday 24th December, 10am-3pm daily
This December, Santa will be calling The Grounds home again, right up until Christmas Eve! He’ll be busy working through the night, but will be inviting you into his home each day from 10am- 3pm, Thursday 14th – Sunday 24th December for photos with the whole family (pets included of course!). Daytime online sales are sold out, so we’ve extended our hours from Monday 18th – Friday 22nd until 8pm. Book your evening session here or come along as walk-in guest at anytime.
ADULT WORKSHOPS WITH THE GROUNDS EXPERTS
STYLING & FLORAL INSTALLATION MASTERCLASS
Wednesday 6th December, 6:30-9pm
We invite you to an evening at The Grounds; sit back with a glass of wine tasting while you watch and learn how our famous, interactive grazing tables come to life with a live demonstration from our Creative Developer & Stylist, Therese Moussa, and Silva from The Grounds Florals by Silva, followed by mingling and of course eating all of the delicious offerings. Book here.
AT HOME BARISTA COURSE
Saturday 16th December, 10am-12pm
Led by The Grounds Co-Founder and Head of Coffee, Jack Hanna, we invite you to be your own barista and learn about the origins of coffee, how to get the perfect balance and taste to your coffee, and how to make your coffee look beautiful and irresistible in your very own home. Book here.
FESTIVE CAKE DECORATING MASTERCLASS
Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th December, 6:30-8:30pm
Join us for an evening of wine and canapés in the beautiful Grounds’ Bakery as our Pastry Team leads a masterclass on decorating and finishing our signature white chocolate, Christmas inspired cake. We will be sharing our top tips and knowledge to help you prepare a beautiful dessert for your guests this Christmas. Book here.
KIDS PIZZA MAKING CLASS
Tuesday 19th December 10am, 12pm, 2pm
The Grounds is known for its wholesome and fresh food offerings, and our Pizza Making Class is designed to share our expert tips with children on how to cook at home with seasonal produce. In our Pizza Making Class we’ll teach the kids about seasonal ingredients in our gardens, how to make and knead pizza dough before creating a delicious pizza with their favourite toppings. Book Here.
KIDS CHRISTMAS CUPCAKE AND GINGERBREAD COOKIES DECORATING CLASS
Monday 18th & Wednesday 20th December 10am, 12pm, 2pm
Known for our creation of delicious pastries and tarts in The Bakery, our Christmas baking class is designed to share our expertise with children in a fun and engaging way. During the class, they will learn about where different ingredients come from and how they’re used to create and cook cupcakes and gingerbread cookies, along with colourful decorating techniques and tricks for the festive season. Book Here.
CHRISTMAS IS SORTED
PRE-ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS CLASSICS
Sunday 24th December, at your time of choice
Let us ease a little of the Christmas panic with your Christmas classic taken care of by ourGroup Executive Chef, Paul McGrath. We’ll do the cooking – just swing by for the pick up. We’ll have four beauties for you to pre-order an collect at your requested time on Christmas Eve. More details to come.
Monday 18th-Wednesday 20th December, 10am-7pm
Thursday 21st-Sunday 24th December, 9am-3:30pm
Buying gifts for your loved ones can be stressful but don’t get your tinsel in a twist, our wonderful stall holders have you covered with locally created gifts for the whole family. We’ve got everything from leather monogramming, wicker handbags, natural skincare, jewellery and more! In the spirit of giving, we’ll have charity gift wrapping stations available for the duration of the markets too!