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Christmas 2023 at Britannia

Enjoy Christmas at Britannia. The hotel will be a house full of entertainment, great food and dream-like experiences.

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Christmas champagne gifts in hotel room Britannia
Delicious Christmas sweets and cakes from our confectioners, served with Britannia Champagne. It's all about the details at Britannia Hotel this Christmas.

Britannia Hotel has been synonymous with Christmas celebrations in Trondheim since the 1870's! Join us during the run up to Christmas, and on the day itself, enjoy our festive traditions and make it a year to remember.

family christmas scene in the suite at Britannia Hotel
Christmas as Britannia; memories for all the family.

Christmas Package

Between the 23rd and 26th December, you can take advantage of our new Christmas Package, and enjoy a luxurious holiday in the heart of Trondheim, with all the trimmings. Stay for up to three nights, with accommodation in one of our luxurious rooms, a fantastic à la carte breakfast in the venerable Palmehaven every morning, entry to Britannia Spa & Fitness and great Christmas dinners.

There's toddy, mulled wine, gingerbread and pleasant Christmas music in Britannia Bar, and daily screenings of classic Christmas films for kids every day. On Christmas Eve, you can wake up refreshed to a Christmas stocking hanging on the door, followed by a day laden with traditional culinary treats.

Children will feel like litte princes and princesses, with hot chocolate and Christmas sweets delivered to your room in style. The whole family can enjoy a fantastic Christmas dinner in Palmehaven where guests choose from all their favourite Christmas dishes on our great buffet. After dinner, the cosiness continues in Britannia Bar with coffee and traditional Christmas cakes.

Christmas family atmosphere in Britannia Bar with hot chocolate
Christmas hot chocolate and sweet treats in Britannia Bar - something for everyone.

Pre-Christmas - the perfect start to the festive period

As the nights draw in and the fairy lights go up, Trondheim takes on an air of enchantment, full of excitement and suspense. Whether you are planning a Christmas meal with friends and family, coming to town for a weekend of shopping, or looking for some fantastic live entertainment to get the holidays started, Britannia has your seasonal celebrations covered.

Book a long weekend at the hotel, reserve your julebord at one of our restaurants (more info about 'Christmas Tables' below) or check out our culture calendar, which is stacked full of goodies this year.

The turning on of the lights at Britannia Hotel - a magical tradition returns on 12th November

Lighting of the lights

The reveal of Britannia's beautiful Christmas decorations and the lighting of the lights always generates a lot of excitement in the run-up to Christmas. Everyone is welcome to join us 18th November.

The lighting of the Christmas lights is a the culmination of a performance which start at the top of Nordre gate. Guests are invited to meet in Nordre gate (by Mercurgården) at 16:20. The performance starts at 16:30, and takes you all through midtown, ending up at Britannia Hotell. The performance lasts approximately 35 min.

There will be free gløgg (non-alcoholic mulled wine) and entertainment, and possibly a visit from a bearded old man in a red suit and hat!

Christmas in Palmehaven
Enjoy the grandeur of Palmehaven and the deliciousness of Britannia's kitchens for your Christmas party this year.

Julebord - Christmas Table at Britannia

No Christmas in Norway is complete without a traditional julebord. As the snow slowly falls down in front of the entrance, you and your guests will be given a warm welcome by our doormen. You will be shown to your table in one of our many rooms, restaurants and celebratory spaces, perhaps via Britannia Bar or Vinabren, for a seasonal aperitif.

Send general enquiries about Julebord to booking@britannia.no or see below for different options throughout the house:

Palmehaven's house band, Britannia Christmas 3, will be performing live at every Grand Buffet this year - bringing the Christmas spirit home!

Grand Buffet in Palmehaven

With the starry glittering above and beautiful notes coming from the grand piano, guests are welcomed into one the year's traditional highlights. Experience our abundant Christmas buffet (in Palmehaven or Wedel Jarlsberg), with a large selection of classic Christmas dishes, including our homemade roast beef, and an array of the season's best the seafood. There is also lutefisk, pinnekjøtt from Røros, ribs from Innherred and all the classic accessories, all served according to Britannia's exacting standards. For the cheese lover, we can tempt you with our famous cheese board and, last but not least, there's a dessert buffet with all the classics. Throughout the evening, our house band Britannia Christmas 3 will provide good music and a cosy atmosphere.

Every Friday & Saturday from Friday 17th November until Saturday 17th December, plus Christmas Eve and Christmas day (exclusively for guests staying at the hotel)
Seating times from 7pm until 8.30pm
1295,- per person / 575,- per child
Enquiries to booking@britannia.no

Christmas Grand buffet in Palmehaven at Britannia Hotel

Christmas Buffet (midweek)

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from Tuesday 28th November until Thursday 14th December, Palmehaven lays on its festive midweek offering. Classic hot and cold dishes, followed by the famous Dessert Extravaganza.
Seating times 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm and 7.30pm
895,- per person / 455,- per child

Britannia Hall prepared for a wedding party
Britannia Hall is the perfect space for grand festive occasions. There are also several smaller, more intimate spaces, for gatherings of all sizes.

Christmas Table in Britannia Hall or private room

For those of you would like a private and exclusive setting for your Christmas celebration, why not consider our banquet hall or one of our private rooms? All details can be tailored and adapted to your needs, creating the highlight of the year! Britannia's kitchen will put together a tasty Christmas menu, inspired by the season's best ingredients, with a focus on traditions and good craftsmanship. Choose between a 3- and 5-course menu.

All enquiries and booking via booking@britannia.no

piano playing in Britannia Hotel's Palmehaven
The Christmas atmosphere in Palmehaven is supported by our fantastic in-house pianists.

Christmas Lunch in Palmehaven

One of the most popular events of the year, Christmas lunch in Palmehaven is the perfect place to celebrate with family and friends. There will be an abundance of traditional dishes, with seasonal favourites and many of our own specialities.

Traditional cold cuts include classic Christmas delights such as our homemade roast beef, smoked salmon from Vega, grilled trout, and pickled herring. Hot food includes tempting delights such as baked halibut, pinnkjøtt from Røros, ribs from Innherred with all the classic accessories, and a proper Christmas sauce. Last but not least – a dessert buffet with all the classics.

Christmas Lunch in Palmehaven
Everyday from Saturday 2nd December until Monday 25th December (excluding Christmas Eve)
Seating times Monday to Friday 11.30am-1pm, Saturday 1pm-2.30pm, Sunday 1pm-3.30pm
775,- per person / 455,- per child

Britannia Hotel afternoon tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea in Britannia Hotel has become one of the city's favourite concepts. The menu is curated by Head Pastry Chef, Cathrine Nilsen, is seasonally inspired and changes throughout the year. The Christmas edition is always an eagerly anticipated event and will be served every day from 26th-31st December.

Christmas Afternoon Tea 26th-31st December
Seating times 1pm-2.30pm
655,- per person / 385,- per child

classic Christmas lutefisk in Palmehaven
Lutefisk in Palmehaven is a Christmas classic.

Lutefisk season

Pull up you chair, empty your glass and put on your apron, because Lutefisk is back on the menu!

This year we are serving the delicacy as a traditional serving (with two helpings), followed by dessert. The Lutefisk experience is available on the first two Thursdays in November. Executive Head Chef Espen Aunaas has sourced the finest loins of lutefisk, and will be pairing them with a wide selection of your favourite accompaniments. Enjoy your seasonal lutefisk as a traditional serving (with two helpings + dessert)

2nd, 3rd and 4th November
Seating from 6pm to 8.30pm
Kr 985,- per person

Breakfast in Palmehaven includes the finest ingredients from the region, served alongside specially curated à la carte dishes.

Christmas breakfast in Palmehaven

This year we are offering non-staying guests the chance to enjoy a 5-star Christmas breakfast in our palm court; the lush and exotic Palmehaven. On our breakfast table you will find the region's best ingredients, alongside dishes which we have curated especially for the festive season. In addition to the delicious buffet, you can choose from an exclusive à la carte menu with classic breakfast specialities.

Saturday 23rd December - Monday 1st January 
8am-11am (last seating time for non-staying guests 10.00am)
495,- per person / 210,- per child (under the age of 12)

christmas facade Britannia Hotel lights
Step into winter wonderland at Britannia Hotel this Christmas.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day we are hosting a special Christmas Grand Buffet in Palmehaven. Traditional Christmas dishes, both hot and cold, prepared by Britannia's eminent kitchen. A large selection of classic Christmas dishes, alongside the best the sea has to offer for the season, and of course all the accessories that go with it. For the cheese lover, we can tempt you with our famous cheese board, which presents all the wonderful cheeses from our region and the rest of Norway. And a dessert table that is a pleasure for both the eyes and the palate. Our confectioners create sweet, little temptations – Christmas classics and our own specialities.

New Year's Eve in Palmehaven; the best party in town!

New Year's Eve

It's time to put the past year to bed and see in the new year with optimism and opulence!

A New Year's Party at Britannia is a celebration quite like any other. A fabulous five-course meal in Palmehaven, followed by entertainment, lots of bubbly, with overnight included in the package.

New Year's Eve menu:

Raw marinated scallops, chicory from Femund and fennel.
Turbot with smoked butter sauce, Britannian caviar and fried green vegetables.
Beef tenderloin from Røros, baked beef jock, potato and truffle sauce
Britannia Blue, fried rye and apricot.
Omelette Norvégienne with stirred raspberries and elderflower.

New Year's Eve Package

Sunday 31st December 
Overnight package including five-course meny, Champagne and Britannia Superior Swing Orchestra.
Doors open 6.30pm
8,840,- for two people (inc. overnight)

Picture of Britannia Gift Card and luxury envelope.
Britannia Gift Card and plush green envelope.

Britannia Christmas Shop

Buy your loved ones the gift of Britannia Hotel. Our ever-popular gift cards are beautifully presented and can either be a fixed sum, or a special experience you would like to give. You can also choose to have the gift presented in a embossed green envelope or in one of our luxurious, signature gift boxes.

There is also be a selection of Britannia products, including popular items from our partners, such as Hästens, the legendary Swedish bedmakers. Britannia Shop is found in the Spa reception and in our pop-up Christmas shop in the course and conference lobby nearer the big day itself. Or browse items and buy giftcards online:

The perfect gift this Christmas: Britannia's own coffee table book

Britannia Hotel turned 150 in 2020. The anniversary was marked with te creation of a luxurious coffee table book. The book documents with the hotel's rich history in eras, from 1870 to the grand reopening of the hotel in 2019 and as it appears today after 152 years. The book is bilingual and has both Norwegian and English text in addition to a rich selection of photos from the hotel's history and its re-opening as an international five-star hotel. The book is also available in a separate limited edition produced in 1870 editions with 150 different historical covers.

Christmas at Britannia Hotel: a truly magical time of year, with modern luxuries and traditional excitement.

Welcome to a wonderful Christmas at Britannia Hotel.