Christmas in the mountains 2012
Welcome to Christmas celebration at Venabu! We celebrate Christmas as a traditional large family would once have done, with Christmas dinner, singing around the Christmas tree and a visit from Father Christmas. We welcome singles, families & couples from around the world. The days and evenings are filled with a variety of activities: Horse sleigh rides, Christmas service in the Stave Church, New year concert, traditional food & folk music. Live dance music in the evenings or quiet reading in front of the open fire. Join in the group activities or enjoy your own corner alone.
Some days we have a
guided ski tour before lunch and horse and sleigh ride
in the afternoon. Horse and sleigh must be ordered at
least some days in advance, and costs NOK 320,- per
person for 20 minutes' ride. Same price for
children. Our guides will
teach you how to ski and take you out for tours - sign
up in the reception (supplement). Dogsleigh one
day will also be on option, NOK 390,- per person, half
hour. Children under 12 years NOK 290,-. Has to be ordered in advance and minimum 8
persons. We also have two guides available for
those who want ski tuition or guided ski tours -
Wednesday 19th December we open for the winter season and Christmas
Breakfast in the morning and time to relax and enjoy the
views or take a ski trip. Christmas lunch. In the
afternoon we serve coffee, traditional Christmas cookies
and background piano music. Before dinner we meet in the
lounge for a glass of sherry. We serve a traditional
Norwegian Christmas dinner with pork ribs and sausage as
the main course. For vegetarians we have a nice
alternative. After dinner we listen to the Christmas reading, sing
Christmas carols (in a variety of languages) while
walking around the
Christmas tree and wait for Father Christmas to arrive.
After a good breakfast there’s an opportunity to join us
at the Christmas service in the 800 year old Ringebu
Stave Church (NOK 150,- for the bus trip), returning in
time for lunch. Coffee, Christmas cookies and music in
the lounge during the afternoon. In the evening we
enjoy a varied buffet, and afterwards Lars shows his
slide show about the Peer Gynt Show from Gålåvatnet.
Sunday 30th December:
Guided ski tour before lunch. In the afternoon there is the opportunity to go on a horse sleigh ride, booking in advance. The evening meal is a nice buffet, and our musician will play for entertainment and dancing.
Welcome to take part in our Christmas programme!
All the best, Lars, Halldis and our employees.
Please be aware of that some changes of the programme might occur.