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Christmas at Southend

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

With our first-class hospitality, exceptional entertainment and wonderful menus, we will make sure your celebrations go perfectly this Christmas season. You are sure to experience a fabulously festive treat at the Cliffs Pavilion! Choose from one of our many party events or, alternatively, we can arrange your own exclusive private party tailored to your specific requirements.

No matter what you choose, our Christmas Co-ordinator is on hand to organise every detail from menu selections to personal requests. Nothing is too much trouble!

So book your party now ... a warm, festive welcome awaits you at the Cliffs Pavilion!

Host your Christmas Party at Cliffs Pavilion  

Host your unique private festive event at the Cliffs Pavilion.

We have a great team including a fabulous head Chef, a great Hospitality staff and imaginative Technicians to help make your Christmas a time to be remembered.

We provide:

  • Dedicated hospitality team who provide a wonderful service
  • In-house technicians to enhance the room and give support and ideas to add the wow factor
  • A highly experienced, creative Head Chef and his team who create amazing menus
  • Great contacts including a DJ, a band and photo booth…..there’s no need to be ordinary at the Cliffs Pavilion

  Email our Events Manager

Christmas Events


Festive Lunches

Join us for a three-course lunch and entertainment at our ultimate Christmas lunchtime parties. In the Maritime Room at 12pm until 4pm

‘Tis The Season

Wednesday 5 & Wednesday 12 December

Warm up your vocal cords and bring the house down at this hugely popular festive lunch.

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Thursday 6, Saturday 15 & Thursday 20 December

A festive show of some of the finest music ever written performed by the incredible Joe Gibson.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll

Saturday 1, Thursday 13 & Saturday 22 December

Rock around the the Christmas Tree with our fantastic Rock 'n' Roll DJ. 

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Boys From Jersey

Friday 7 [SOLD OUT], Friday 14, Wednesday 19 & Friday 21 December

Stars of London’s West End celebrate the iconic music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

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Festive Afternoon Tea

Enjoy an Afternoon Tea with a Christmas twist! Hosted in the Maritime Room and commencing at 1.30pm until 5pm

Christmas Tales

Tuesday 18, Sunday 23 December

A perfect family afternoon to bring all the generations together for Christmas.

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Mig Kimpton

Tuesday 4 [SOLD OUT] & Tuesday 11 December

Florist to the stars, Mig Kimpton, will create floral designs with wonderful seasonal flowers and materials.

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A Velvet Affair

Sunday 9 December

Put a bit of swing into your Sunday with this sensational vocal harmony group.

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Fanny's Festive Buns & Bubbles

Sunday 16 December

Enjoy Christmas afternoon tea with a difference with Southend's favourite drag queen!

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Christmas Party Nights

Our Exceptional Christmas Party Nights are the only way to celebrate Christmas with style. With delicious food, first-class service and a fantastic party atmosphere our Christmas party nights are perfect for relaxing and celebrating with work colleagues, friends and family

Mid-Week Parties

Thursday 6, Thursday 13 [SOLD OUT], Wednesday 19 & Thursday 20 December 

A great way to come together and celebrate during the Christmas Season.

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Saturday Celebrations

Saturday 1, Saturday 8, Saturday 15 [SOLD OUT] & Saturday 22 December

It's the Weekend! Live it up and have a festively fun Saturday Night.

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Boys From Jersey

Friday 7 [SOLD OUT], Friday 14 & Friday 21 December [SOLD OUT]

Celebrate the iconic music that will leave you “Beggin” for more....

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Sounds Familiar Christmas Music Quiz

Wednesday 5 & Wednesday 12 December

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz is a party in a music quiz format! It is like eight club-nights in one evening with big crowds and big tunes.

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Christmas Menu

Eat, Drink & Celebrate


Kiln smoked salmon with cream cheese & dill with melba toast
and watercress

Endive, blue cheese and caramelised walnut salad (gf)(n)(v)

Roast butternut squash soup
garnished with maple roasted chestnuts (v)

Main Courses

Roast Turkey
stuffed with cranberries, sage & onion, chateau potatoes, pig in blanket, roast parsnips, Brussels sprouts and carrots

Mushroom Wellington
served with chateau potatoes, savoy cabbage and a chive butter sauce (v)(n)

Baked fillet of sea bream
with chateau potatoes, savoy cabbage and a chive butter sauce (v)


Lemon cheesecake
with winter berry compote and mint (gf)(v)

Dark chocolate delice
with vanilla mascarpone and honeycomb (v)

Classic Christmas pudding 
with brandy sauce and redcurrents  

Tea or Coffee with a Mince Pie

All of our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, gluten and other allergens are present. Our menu descriptions do not include all ingredients - if you have a food allergy, please let us know before ordering. Full allergen information is available.

(gf) Gluten Free  (v) Vegetarian  (n) Contains Nuts



New Years Eve

New Year’s Eve Gala Evenings

Monday 31st December

See the New Year in at Southend’s landmark venue. Our fabulous Gala Dinner Party is always the talk of the town. Commences with bubbly on arrival, a six-course Gala Dinner, a half bottle of wine each, incredible live entertainment followed by our resident DJ

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The Soul & Motown Party

Monday 31st December

The Foyer Bar is hosting the ultimate Soul & Motown New Year's Eve party from 7.30pm onwards! With a sparkling reception

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