Example Itinerary: New Year Holiday – Wessex Hotel


Mealtimes: Olive Tree Restaurant

Breakfast – (New Year’s Eve) 8.45am – 10.00am

(New Year’s Day) 9.00am – 10.30am

Jan 2nd. 8.45am – 10.00am

Dinner – 30th 6.45pm

31st (New Year’s Eve) 7.30pm

1st (New Year’s Day) 3.00pm + Finger Buffet served during Fancy Dress Ball .


Ladies please note, the ballroom has a superb dance floor, with great acoustics. However, hotel air conditioning is very effective, and if external doors are opened for cool fresh air, although this makes for a wonderfully comfortable temperature on the dance floor, for ladies, when not actively participating in the dancing, a “wrap” may be appropriate.

Drinks with your meal. Dancers, as you know, Carole and I prefer the holiday runs like clockwork and in particular we all sit down together for dinner so that the meal can be served freshly cooked, hot and delicious.

Given this will be a very relaxed break, we imagine more dancers than usual will avail themselves of a pre dinner drink or want to order wine for their table. We would therefore ask you to consider that the bar may be quite busy before dinner and to ensure you sit down with everyone else, ‘on time’… please arrive very early to order your drinks.

New Years Eve Dance Holiday – Dance Breaks

Day before New Years Eve

If you have not already ordered your wine on arrival, please take the opportunity, during your Sherry Reception, to order your wine for your table.

Sherry Reception at 6.15pm in the Ballroom.

Dinner is served promptly at 6.45

Dancers, please respect your fellow guests by arriving promptly for your evening meals, which will be served only when all guests are seated.

Glitter Ball 8.45pm to 11.15pm.
Dress code: If it sparkles, wear it (that includes the gentlemen pls)

New Years Eve Dance Holiday – Dance Breaks

New Year’s Eve Morning

At leisure after a relaxed breakfast 8.45am – 10am.
Dancers, please allow the staff plenty of time for your hot breakfast as we have asked, that as much as is possible, your breakfast will be cooked fresh to order.

New Years Eve Dance Holiday – Dance Breaks

New Year’s Eve Afternoon

Tea Dance 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Mum’s Christmas Cake with Tea/Coffee in the ballroom 4pm.

New Years Eve Dance Holiday – Dance Breaks

New Year’s Eve Evening

6.45pm Recommend meeting in the downstairs bar/reception to order your pre-dinner and table drinks in plenty of time to sit down at 7.30pm ready for your 6 course Gala New Year’s Eve dinner.

Dinner is served promptly at 7.30 pm.

Last two courses of Cheese & coffee served in the ballroom during the NYE ball…

New Year’s Eve Ball 9.30pm to the Early Hours. (last year 1. 30am)

Bubbly at Midnight

Dress code: DJ/Dark Suit / Evening Gown.

Please do dress for dinner to create the atmosphere for the evening.

New Year’s Day

Breakfast 9.00am – 10.30am

Dancers, please allow the staff plenty of time for your hot breakfast as we have asked, that as much as is possible, your breakfast will be cooked fresh to order…

The rest of the morning will be at leisure… ‘shopping in the Sales?’, climbing Glastonbury Tor?’ you choose…

Tea Dance 1.00pm – 2.45pm… An optional and light hearted relaxed affair where one may expect an occasional surprise spot prize … don’t forget to leave plenty of energy for the evenings dancing …

A five course Dinner will be served at 3.00pm in the Restaurant.

After dinner, you may wish to take this opportunity to rest and relax (perhaps a short ‘nap’?) to prepare and refresh, before donning those amazing outfits, for your finale Fancy Dress Ball.

New Years Eve Dance Holiday – Dance Breaks

New Year’s Day Evening

Fancy Dress Ball 8.30pm – 10.30 pm (ish)

Light Finger Buffet during the evening.

Dress Code: Fancy Dress (your choice of Fancy Dress – let your imagination run wild!)

It is mandatory to take part in the Fancy Dress theme, and we regret there will be no access to the ballroom unless you have made every effort to be involved in the dress code. Please take part, to create the atmosphere for the occasion.

We do accept some people find “fancy dress” a little daunting, but these events are wonderful occasions and are “spoilt” when dancers do not make the effort to support the theme,

… and you wouldn’t want to feel under-dressed!?

Morning Breakfast
A leisurely breakfast between 8.45am – 10.00am and time to say goodbye to your dancing friends

Finally, Carole and I believe we have put together a packed itinerary holiday for you to enjoy… but may we remind you…
It’s your holiday…!

Pace yourselves, do only as little or as much as you want to do… relax, enjoy and go away with fond memories of a delightful holiday.

Have a lovely Christmas and Carole and I look forward to welcoming you to this very special holiday…

And a sincere thank you for your support of all we do….

Paul & Carole


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