OULS Christmas Party – ‘Aspen Rocks’

 

OULS Christmas Party – ‘Aspen Rocks’

Alpen Village

Whilst the majority of you may be lapping up the last rays of sun before the new term starts, the OULS committee has been beavering away, planning this year’s OULS Christmas Party. The party has already exceeded our anticipated number of seats, but fear not, the helpful elves at Vivid Experience can accommodate as many seats as we may require, given enough notice.Aspen Rocks

Vivid Experience have been hosting lavish Christmas Parties that have exceeded all expectations for years. On the evening of Saturday 10th December, the OULS will host its Christmas Party at Manchester Central’s iconic Central Hall, which will have been turned into a warm Alpine Village high up in the mountains, perfect for a spot of Après-ski after a hard day’s skiing (or traveling by train).

 The Alpine Village

The venue will be beautifully lit in crisp whites and ice blues, as beams of light dance around catching glimpses of intriguing forest imps and stilted birds of flight as they welcome you into the magical landscape.

Scents of roasted chestnuts and log fires will fill the air while up-beat, feel-good music will encapsulate the mood as you gather for pre-dinner drinks… Huge rustic log cabin bars will serve specialties; pale lagers and glühwein mulled wine, while intriguing flavours of ice-cold schnapps can be sampled by the more daring! The Cocktail bar run by professional mixologists, mix and mingle iconic drinks, while the main bars will also offer chilled beers, spirits and crisp wines.

Delectable and delicious canapés will be offered around the room for you to sample, and as the lights dim, a cast of dancers will slowly emerge from the Alpine rooftops above you, their lithe and agile bodies exuding vigour as daring fire dancers draw gasps from the crowd! As you take your seats for dinner the focus will move to the main stage as the evening’s entertainment gathers pace. Hand-picked world-class cirque entertainers are to perform the impossible with poise and grace to a backdrop of fire, flames and pyrotechnics! Sit back and enjoy a tasty festive dinner and relax amongst friends and colleagues, whilst fine wine flows.

Trapeze

After dinner the electric atmosphere will move seamlessly to the dance floor, filled with party-goers as sounds of ultimate party classics and current chart music fill the air. Indoor Dodgems, Waltzer and Twist fairground rides come to life and the casino and fairground stalls open for business! Or you can choose to sit in a quieter area and enjoy freshly ground coffee and chocolates with friends. As midnight approaches, breakfast rolls are served against the vista of twinkling lights and inspiring scenery.

Trapese and Decorations

A Spectacular Evening of Entertainment

 – A City centre location –

– Spectacular ‘Aspen Rocks’ theming throughout the award winning venue –

– World class aerial entertainment such as double trapeze, tandem rope, hoop and silks –

– Bar entertainment including acro-balance, high tempo dance routines and fire dance –

– Delicious Canapé reception –

– 3-course Dinner by World Master Chef, Simon Firth –

– Coffee & Chocolates –

– Midnight Breakfast –

– Cirque Cocktail bar –

– Moet & Chandon Champagne bar –

– Fairground rides: Dodgems, Miami, Walzer, Twist & stalls * –

– After dinner disco & professional DJ –

– Casino tables including Blackjack & Roulette ** –

– Professional group photography * –

– Onsite NCP car park –

– Event Security –

– Free cloakroom –

– Full disabled access –

*These items are optional – there will be a small charge on the evening
**Fun Casino – all profits are donated to a chosen charity clearly displayed on the evening

 

Food

The Menu – Award Winning Catering

The superb festive menu will be freshly prepared on the day by the award winning World Master Chef, Simon Firth. Guests will be treated to a canapé reception followed a superb 3-course dinner, coffee and chocolates and a midnight breakfast!

 

Canapés

– Miniature Aberdeen Angus Beef Burger in a warm toasted bun with red onion relish –

– Shepherd’s Pie topped with chive mash potato in a crisp pastry base –

– Rosette of Smoked Salmon & Dill Mousseline with lemon and thyme served on blinis –

– Baby Bell Red Peppers stuffed with a pesto hummus (V) –

Starters

 -Roasted and Spiced Butternut Squash Soup topped with toasted pumpkin seeds (V) –

 -Ham Hock and Confit Turkey Terrine with Cranberries and Chestnuts served with a toasted sour dough croute and apple puree –

Main Courses

– Seared Breast of Chicken with Festive Stuffing, gravy, potato fondant, wilted greens, roasted carrots and parsnips, and pigs in blankets –

– Mediterranean Vegetable Tart with a rich tomato ragu, vegetable crisps, wilted greens, roasted parsnips and carrots (V) –

Dessert

– Trio of Desserts: raspberry macaroon, chocolate orange brownie, caramel créme brúlée (V) –

– A Selection of Cheese and Biscuits served with homemade chutney (V) –

Coffee

Freshly ground coffee, teas & chocolate truffles

Survivors’ Breakfast

Crispy bacon in floured rolls or Welsh rarebit (V), served with American mustards & ketchups

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Accommodation Arrangements

Whilst accommodation is not included, our very own savvy bargain hunter can assist you with all of your accommodation and travel needs. From experience, Manchester hotel prices climb steeply a few months before Christmas so for the best deals, book your accommodation now! Nearby hostels start from £20, Hotels from £50 and for those of you who fancy staying for the weekend, you can pick up some amazing full apartment rentals on AirBnB for as little as £70 for the full weekend.

If you are traveling solo, the OULS can help put you in touch with fellow attendees so that you can make arrangements to buddy up to lower costs, or if you are traveling in a party we can help you find large houses to rent between you. Please contact james.sudworth@ouls.org for any assistance with accommodation and travel.

Christmas Trees

Tickets

The OULS is a volunteer run society. As such we do not make money from the events we host. The price you pay is the face value of a ticket direct from the supplier. A snip at £69 per head gives you access to the Alpine Village with all of its circus entertainment, attractions, canapés, 3 course meal from an award winning chef, survivors breakfast and last but by no means last, access to fellow law students to celebrate Christmas with in a warm, wintery setting.

Check out the official brochure, and get excited for one of the most exciting OULS events of the year!

This is a night that you will never forget. To register your interest and find out how to reserve your spot, please contact james.sudworth@ouls.org.

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