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Christmas Events @ Belvedere House & Gardens
GREEN SANTA IN NARNIA AT BELVEDERE HOUSE
For 2013, Narnia at Belvedere House goes back in time again, back to when Father Christmas wore Green robes, in Victorian Times. Modern day Santa Claus is red because of association with Coca Cola’s 1930’s advertising campaigns and from Thomas Nast’s earlier cartoons, but before he was Red he was Green.
Green Santa has a message for Children everywhere. Christmas is not just about Toys there are other gifts that are far more important. Children will visit Green Santa in his magical grotto after entering another world through the enchanted Narnia Wardrobe and will receive natural gifts. Green Santa will help the children pot up seasonal native Irish trees which the children can plant in their gardens at home. This is the fourth year of Green Santa who has already distributed nearly 6’000 trees. The Tree grows alongside the child at home and can be a lifetime memory of that special visit. Wildflower seed shakers for attracting fairies and flutter bys into your garden and old fashioned Victorian Candy are other Green Santa treats from his Dawn Treader boat.
Green Santa is in for a bit of a voyage himself arriving in Narnia by boat from across Lough Ennell at Belvedere on Saturday 30th November at 11am and will be at Belvedere there each weekend up to Christmas. This is an activity based Santa experience suitable for children 4 years and upwards. 2 Adults go free to House Gardens and Park with Green Santa booking.
1 Child €12 | Each additional child €10
Under 3’s accompanying other children go free.
This also includes entry to the House Gardens and Park.
Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December
Saturday 7th December & Sunday 8th December
Saturday 14th December & Sunday 15th December
Saturday 21st December & Sunday 22nd December
Times Available: From 12 noon until 5pm
Treat your children to a magical Christmas experience with Green Santa in Narnia at Belvedere House.
Booking is advised on (044) 9349060
THE NARNIA TRAIL
The parkland on the Belvedere estate bears a remarkable resemblance to the imagined world of Narnia with it’s naturalistic style of hill and hollow which has been punctuated with 18th Century melancholic follies built for Lord Belvedere Robert Rochfort. Lord Belvedere’s coat of arms has a rampant Lion in the centre and this lion adorns the terraces of the House and entry into the walled Garden and there are numerous Victorian lamp stands. The estate has developed a Narnia Trail which weaves through the ancient whispering woodland and features different locations from the C.S. Lewis story “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe”.
The idea of the Trail is to put a fantasy imprint on the existing follies and take advantage of the grounds magical forests to inspire the imagination of children and encourage active participation over the 3km of the Trail; The Trail features The Beaver Dam, Stone Table, White Witch’s Castle and Camp and Cair Paravel where the royal Thrones and Aslan await you. Wear suitable outdoor clothes and allow 40 minutes to complete.
JACK L comes to Belvedere House | Friday 27th December 2013
The show has received rave reviews from the international press following his week of shows at Edinburgh Arts Festival. Jack L is concluding another whirlwind year, which has seen him perform knock-out concerts around Europe, Britain and USA. He has just returned from USA where he did a run of shows. The highlight was a performance at the prestigious Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts, the home of the New York Philharmonic, where he sang as lead vocalist with the legendry Nelson Riddle Orchestra, to an ecstatic reception.
“Jack is one of the greatest interpreters of song lyrics I have heard in recent years” - Christopher Riddle.
He returned to Edinburgh Festival, for the 3rd year in a row, with a week of shows from 9 to 15 August. This was the first time a music artist had been invited to appear 3 times in succession at the world’s biggest arts festival.
He won the Spotlight Award for “Best Musical Performance” there, 3 years ago and his reputation is growing throughout Britain, Europe and USA.
Jack L in Belvedere on Friday 27th December 2013 at 8pm
Tickets €22 each on sale from Belvedere Booking Office on 044-9349060
Doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm show