Fortnum & Mason are hosting a wide variety of Christmas events in store over this festive period.
Christmas Wine Tasting, Wednesday 13 November, 6.45pm until 8.30pm
The tasting will feature wines from our Christmas offer with 15% off mixed 12 bottle cases. Over 40 fantastic bottles will be opened, chosen from our buying trips throughout the year to cover all tastes and Christmas occasions. The Gallery Restaurant.
Ticket Price: £35; the ticket price will be refunded if a 12 bottle case is bought from the tasting. Reservations: 0845 602 5694.
Yule Log Masterclass with Fred & Andrew, Friday 6 December at 2pm & 5.30pm
In store bakers Fred & Andrew will be teaching customers how to make a chocolate Yule Log. Yule Logs are a fine English tradition, and the finest Yule Logs are made by our in-store bakers, who have agreed (under duress!) to show us how they do it. Demonstration Kitchen, First Floor.
Ticket Price: £50 to include your Yule Log to take home and a glass of wine. Reservations: 0845 602 5694
Christmas Rocks, 24th November - 24th December
A showcase featuring exclusive and fabulous pieces of jewellery and accessories for the all-important party and present-buying month leading up to Christmas. The highlights include: • Exclusive one-off pieces designed by the British Fashion Council’s Rock Vault designers • Exclusive designs from British designers Alex Monroe, Missoma and Alice Menter
Complimentary. Jewellery Room, Second Floor
A White Truffle Extravaganza with Angela Hartnett, 26th November 2013
How can we convey the excessive joy that the sight, the smell and the taste white truffles brings? How can we describe the genius that is chef Angela Hartnett? It is simple. We cannot. But, we can suggest you join us for a memorable evening in the Fountain restaurant at which both delights reign supreme.
Ticket Price: Dinner menu £150 per person, wine tasting menu £50 per person. Alternatively a Wine List will be available on the evening.
Reservations: 0845 602 5694
Enchanted Evening, Tuesday 26 November at 6pm
Once again our Second Floor opens for this annual extravaganza. The evening is devoted to fashion accessory and fragrance demonstrations, mini treatments, consultations from the beauty departments and our in-house milliner – all in a relaxed atmosphere – and made extra special by a glass of something sparkling. This event will provide invaluable inspiration for Christmas gift giving and is a great night out, so please reserve your place as soon as possible. Second Floor.
Ticket Price: £25 Reservations: 0845 602 5694
Christmas Storytelling, 23rd November – 22nd December
A Very Special Person will read a specially-written Christmas story in our beautiful 5th Floor boardroom, for all good boys and girls from the age of three to eleven, and their very own responsible adult. There is plenty of opportunity to join in, and a jollygoody bag to take away to share with your friends. It is the perfect way for cherubs to get in the mood for Christmas.
The dates for your diary are:
• Saturday 23 November 12.30pm 2.30pm 4pm
• Sunday 24 November 12pm 2.30pm 4pm
• Saturday 30 November 12.30pm 2pm 3.30pm
• Sunday 1 December 12pm 2.30pm 4pm
• Saturday 7 December 12pm 2pm 3.30pm
• Sunday 8 December 12pm 2.30pm 4pm
• Saturday 14 December 12.30pm 2.30pm 4pm
• Sunday 15 December 12pm 2.30pm 4pm
• Saturday 21 December 12pm 2.30pm 4pm
• Sunday 22 December 12pm 2.30pm 4pm
Ticket Price: £20 per child. Reservations: 0845 602 5694
How to Decorate a Cake with Fiona Cairns, 25th November at 6pm
Royal wedding cake baker and Fortnum’s cake maker Fiona Cairns will take this Christmas cake decorating class during which you will make your own decorations and decorate your own cake to take home. The Drawing Room, Fourth Floor. Ticket Price:
£60 ticket includes your cake to take home.
Reservations: 0845 602 5694
Christmas Personalised Chocolate Lollipops, 29 November from 11am to 4pm
Our chocolate lollipop makers will be in store putting the names of your choice on your lollipops, while you wait! They make the perfect stocking filler, party favour or a tasty alternative to place names for Christmas dinner. Chocolate Department, Ground Floor
Ticket Price: £12.50 per lollipop. Whilst stocks last.
Carols by Candlelight, 10th December at 7.30pm
Get ready for Christmas with the sights, the sounds, and the smells, of a traditional seasonal gathering, in our new Candle Room. Fortnum’s is delighted to welcome the choir of St Paul’s to its First Floor Candle Room. The St Paul’s Cathedral Choir has an immensely long history as well as a superb reputation; the earliest records of this choir date from 1127, when the Bishop of London founded the first choir school and made provision for 'almonry' boys to serve St Paul’s. Wren’s great cathedral was opened in 1697, following the Great Fire of 1666, providing a fitting home for the choir, which performs every day in this glorious setting. In recent years St Paul’s Choir has established itself as a major force in British church music, and frequently gives concerts and broadcasts and has many notable recordings to its credit. Fortnum & Mason is delighted that this exceptional choir will be filling our historic building with the sound of traditional Christmas carols