The Midland hotel in Lancashire has announced it will be hosting Christmas Day celebrations on Sunday 25 April 2021.
The event will offer guests a chance to get together with friends and family over Christmas dinner, with a complimentary glass of Champagne on arrival, as well as festive music played by a live pianist.
The hotel, which is run by English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues, will offer a four-course Christmas lunch including roast Goosnargh turkey, local Port of Lancaster smoked salmon and king prawn cocktail, duck and orange pressing, roast fillet of beef or roast herb crusted cod. Desserts will include traditional Christmas pudding with rum sauce, vanilla cheesecake with wine-poached figs or dark chocolate tart.
The Midland Hotel has priced the "April-mas" Champagne reception and four-course lunch at £65 per person for adults, and £32.50 per child.
"With festive plans in disarray for so many of us this Christmas, we've decided to simply delay our usual programme and give those who've had their Yuletide celebrations disrupted the chance to make it happen at a later date," said events manager at the Midland hotel, Lee-Harry Hitchmough (pictured).
"Christmas dinner in April will be a 'topsy-turvy' way of looking at it, but we hope it will bring an additional sense of much needed fun and enjoyment for families, friends and loved ones who have not been able to see each other this December.
"A postponement of Christmas 2020 is better than a cancellation and hopefully it will bring a little festive cheer now for guests who can put something positive in the diary to look forward to. Our aim is that they will be able to gather around the Christmas table in style, relax and enjoy a sparkling time with great food and heart-warming festive cheer."