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Christmas and New Year at Venabu 2016

 

Welcome to Christmas celebration at Venabu! We celebrate Christmas as a traditional large family would once have done, with Christmas dinner, singing while walking 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, 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.  We offer yoga classes on most days during Christmas, a perfect way to achieve total relaxation in combination with skiing. Enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of Christmas at Venabu and our delicious  Norwegian food.

 

Saturday 19th:We pick up our first guests by bus at Oslo Airport.

Sunday 20th: Guided ski tour before lunch.Enjoy coffee and Christmas biscuits in front of the open fire in the afternoon. Buffet in the evening. After dinnner we will show slides from the area in English.

Monday 21st: Guided ski tour before lunch. Enjoy coffee and Christmas biscuits in front of the open fire in the afternoon. Buffet in the evening.

 

Tuesday 22nd: Guided ski tour before lunch. Enjoy coffee and Christmas biscuits in front of the open fire in the afternoon. Buffet in the evening. We suggest that you go for a nice walk or ski on your own. You will find maps and track suggestions in the reception. Buffet in the evening.  


Wednesday 23rd:
Guided ski tour before lunch. Sign up for a horse sleigh ride in the afternoon, Enjoy your coffee in front of the open fire. Our traditional Norwegian Buffet will be served in the evening. Live music and dance after dinner.


Christmas Eve: The "main day" in the Norwegian celebration. Guided snowshoe tour before lunch. Enjoy your coffee and Christmas cakes in the living room, while listening to our musician play the piano. In the evening we dress up and meet for a glass of sherry. We serve a 3-course dinner with the traditional "ribbe" (pork ribs) as our main course. After dinner we read the Evangeline, sing carols and walk around the Christmas tree - an old Norwegian tradition. Father Christmas comes for a visit during the evening.

Christmas Day:
Guided ski tour before lunch. Join the Christmas service in the 800 year old Ringebu Stave Church (NOK150 for transportation). Enjoy listing to the piano music while drinking you coffee in the afternoon. Sign up for a horse sleigh ride in the afternoon. Christmas buffet in the evening, and we will show slides from the area. 

Boxing Day:
We pick up our new guests at Oslo Airport by bus. Guided ski tour before lunch. We use the morning to walk down to mountain chapel and enjoy a little tour inside the chapel. Enjoy your lunch and live piano music in the afternoon. Sign up for a horse sleigh ride in the afternoon. Live music in the evening.

Sunday 27th: 
Guided ski tour before lunch. Enjoy your lunch and live piano music in the afternoon. In the evening we serve a buffet, live music in the living room in the evening.      After dinnner we will show slides from the area in English.

Monday 28th:
Guided ski tour before lunch. Sign up for a dog sleigh ride, either as a passenger or try to steer the dogs yourself!(NOK 350,-) In the evening we serve a buffet, live music in the living room after dinner.

Tuesday 29th:
Guided ski tour before lunch.  Sign up for a horse sleigh ride in the afternoon.  Dance and a social time in the living room.

Wednesday 30th: Guided ski tour before lunch. Sign up for a horse sleigh ride in the afternoon, or enjoy your coffee in front of the open fire. Our traditional Norwegian Buffet will be served in the evening.
After dinner slides from the area in Norwegian language. Live music in the living room after dinner.
 

New Years Eve: Snowshoe tour in the morning before lunch. The hotel arranges a New Years concert in the mountain chapel, starting at 4 p.m. We walk together, carrying torches back to the hotel. We dress up for a drink in the living room before dinner. We serve a 3-course meal ending it with a dessert buffet. We dance and have fun until midnight, when we serve a glass of champagne and celebrate the start of a new year. We don not have any noisy firework, but celebrate but lighting on many torches outside. We will serve some more delicious food during the night.

Friday 1st of January: We enjoy the first day of the year in peace and quiet in front of the open fire
Sign up for a horse sleigh ride in the afternoon. We serve a nice lunch and buffet today.
We offer yoga and massage on nearly every day during Christmas.

 

Welcome to take part in our Christmas programme!

All the best, Line, Lars, Halldis and our employees.

 

Please be aware of that some changes of the programme might occur.

 

 

www.venabu.no  is managed by Lars Tvete. Updated: 31.01.2017