Christmas Celebrations

Christmas festivities at The George

Share the magic of Christmas over a sumptuous meal. With options for your end of year Christmas Party, pre-Christmas celebrations with friends, or Christmas Day indulgence, we have a range of options to choose from. Set the scene with an elegant assiette style menu, or enjoy the decadence of a banquet - the choice is yours.


Pre Christmas Festivities


Set Menu Dining

A traditional set menu is available.  We also proudly offer plant-focused menus for companies or groups that focus on vegetarian cuisine.  

We can accommodate groups of up to 90 for a celebration set menu with a variety of venues offering natural light, views of Hagley Park as well as smaller more intimate private dining venues.

A minimum of 10 guests applies to set menus. 

We take care of all the details and dietary needs can be accommodated with advance notice. 



Family Style Dining

Want a slightly less formal menu style for your Christmas event, or perhaps you can't choose between all the options?  Treat your team or guests to a sumptuous family-style shared menu. 

Our regular buffet menu may be the perfect solution.

We can accommodate groups of up to 90 for a celebration buffet with a variety of venues. A minimum number of 20 guests applies to shared menus.

We take care of everything for you, and dietary needs can be accommodated with advance notice. 



Something entirely different? 

What about enjoying lunch or dinner together in 50 Bistro?  We can help with that with options in 50 Bistro or The Conservatory is available for up to 20 guests with no venue hire. 

Perhaps you want to host your top clients and suppliers to a Christmas cocktail party? We can help with a range of venues to suit from 30 to 150 guests. 

Maybe something a little special is in order - like a high tea - choose to book in The Conservatory, 50 Bistro or perhaps host an exclusive high tea party in one of our five elegant venues.  We have solutions for groups from 10 to 90 guests.




Christmas Gifts


Looking for a thank you gift for your staff or suppliers?  We also offer vouchers that can be used for dining or accommodation experiences.




Christmas Day Celebrations


Christmas Day A la carte

Christmas Day sees all of our seasonal favourites on this decadent menu from the 50 Bistro cuisine team.   Lunch and dinner sessions are available.  Bookings are essential.


Christmas Day Lunch FULLY BOOKED

Seating options from12noon

Christmas Day Dinner 

Seating options from 5.30pm 



Christmas Day Buffet Lunch



Enjoy a sumptuous buffet in Parkview this Christmas Day.  Take in the gorgeous views of Hagley Park at summertime while you dine and let us take care of the details. 


Christmas Day Lunch FULLY BOOKED

Seating options from11.30am



Christmas Day (plant-focused)

For those searching for a vegetarian menu on Christmas Day we have this fantastic option for you - available to enjoy in 50 Bistro at either lunch or dinner.

Bookings are essential.


Christmas Day Lunch FULLY BOOKED 

Seating options from12noon

Christmas Day Dinner FULLY BOOKED

Seating options from 5.30pm 


What our patrons say

As soon as you walk in you feel the weight on your shoulders lift.

I stayed at the George recently and was impressed with the impeccable service given by all staff members. Friendly, polished and professional, they were a credit to the hotel. The evening meal at the Bistro was excellent, and I was surprised to realise that the hotel does a turn down service - complete with chocolate and "George", a little momento teddy bear to take home (which I did,I just couldn't resist!). It's a wonderful hotel, close to the city, yet set in a very green and peaceful part of town. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again, and plan to next time in a personal capacity with my husband. Kohinui 24 March 2022

Welcoming and helpful staff. Delicious dining at 50 Bistro with great kids menu. Lovely cocktails too for harried parents! Comfortable beds. Love the teddy bears at turn down! Great central location next to Hagley Park, Botanical Gardens and the Museum.

From the moment you walk through the front doorway of The George hotel, it feels like coming home. Familiar faces with smiles and enthusiastic welcomes and a feeling that, although you want to rush up to your beautiful room, the idea of staying in the bar lounge area for a beverage and a snack is so inviting also. This is a little haven of peace and luxury only such a short distance from the city energy that Christchurch has in spades. I am torn - I want to tell everyone how amazing The George hotel is - but a part of me wants to keep it to myself! Either way, when I am fortunate enough to visit again, it will feel cozy and luxurious because that's what they do so well. See you again soon!