Christmas is coming!
Here at the Chambers we are definitely feeling the Christmas spirit: the tree is up and decorated and our desks are adorned with tinsel. We also held our very first Christmas Carol evening in partnership with the wonderful Blickling Hall on Monday 2nd December to get everyone in the festive mood.
Held in Blickling parish church guests walked up the candlelit pathway to the church which was beautifully decorated with candles, a Christmas tree, and garlands. With a cup of mulled wine (or spiced apple) and a mince pie in hand guests took their seats ready to hear all about Christmas at Blickling from the Jacobean period up to the 1930s. The costumed speakers gave great accounts on Christmas in their periods, including the creation of the tradition of decorated trees and card-giving in the Victorian period. During the Edwardian period a key and coin were hidden in the pudding with whoever got the key acting as master for a day, this could end up with a servant in charge and the master acting as servant! After hearing from the volunteers we were then treated to some carols courtesy of Vocalights Choir who encouraged everyone to join in!
At the end of the evening guests walked back to their cars past the spectacular Blickling Hall with its tree-lined drive and brightly coloured lights illuminating the hall. It was a great way to bring the business community together to kick off the festive season at a beautiful venue, even if it was very cold! If you'd like to explore the hall's 400 years of history for yourself you can take a look round their festive house and garden of lights until December 20th as part of their Home for Christmas celebrations.