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Christmas at University Arms Hotel

Stay at University Arms from 24th - 26th December and enjoy a relaxing festive break where you can curl up by the fire in the library, play games with your loved ones and enjoy decadent feasting.

  • 24th December 2023 - 26th December 2023
  • 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm

From the carolling that rings out from the great chapels of Cambridge to the frost that covers the city parks, there is no finer English city to spend Christmas in – nor a hotel more inviting than University Arms. Enjoy festive dining in Parker’s Tavern, relaxing by the fire in the Library and beautiful city walks in the crisp winter air.

This will be a winter experience full of memories, when seasonal fog wraps the dreaming colleges, the pubs are cosy, and the walks along the River Cam are full of soul.

Your Christmas Itinerary

Enjoy a decadent and relaxing 3 days from 24th – 26th December. Our flexible itinary will work for however you and your family want to spend your festive period.

Christmas Eve

  • Check-in anytime from 4pm
  • Canapés & sherry at 5PM in the Drawing Room
  • Carol Singers from Clare College accompanying the canapés
  • Festive Dinner in Parker’s Tavern between 7PM and 9PM

Christmas Day

  • A lazy buffet breakfast in Parker’s Tavern between 7AM and 10.30AM
  • Christmas Day Lunch will be served in Parker’s Tavern
  • Walking tours available at either 10AM or 2:30PM
  • Televised King’s Speech at 3PM
  • Christmas Cold Cuts will be served at 7PM in Parker’s Tavern

Boxing Day

  • Leisurely Boxing Day Breakfast will be served in Parker’s Tavern
  • Plenty of time to curl up in front of the fire and relax in the library before checkout

Stay from 24th – 26th December 2023, from £680 for 1 adult, £984 for 2 adults in one room, with a £125 food supplement for children aged 3-12. Book early to avoid disappointment, with free cancellation until the 3rd of December. Fully prepayable.

To find out more, enquire or to make a booking, please click here.


  • Accessibility Guide
  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Cloakroom facilities
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facilities for Disabled Guests
  • Fitness Centre
  • Luggage storage
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • wheelchair access
  • WI-FI

Accessibility Facilities

  • Accessibility Guide
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Audio description and touch tours
  • Designated wheelchair public toilet
  • Staff available to assist
  • Wheel chair accessible

Did you know?

Cambridge is the cycling capital of the UK, with around 55% of residents making a journey by bike at least once per week.