If you're joining us for a Barmy Christmas Day, please see below some further information on the plans and any FAQs.
The Palladium in the Crown Casino is one of the finest and most prestigious in Australia. Your host for the day will be Billy the Trumpet.
E-tickets will be sent out via email prior to the event. Please print off this confirmation and bring with you on the day, alternatively please bring an electronic copy. We are NOT issuing separate tickets as in previous years too many are forgotten or mislaid! All guests will be checked in on arrival and table plans will be set up in the foyer.
If you have booked for more than one person please can you provide Sally with the names of the other people within your party to assist with the seating plan.
There is no set dress code. In our experience all of the ladies dress up but not all of the men who typically wear shirts and trousers, Barmy Army tops are welcome, but please no flip flops or vest tops (this prevents any Australian’s infiltrating us!!!).
Tables are set for 10, however we do have some availability to seta 8 and 12’s. Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to be sat with a particular group of friends and I will do my very best to accommodate wherever possible. Seating plans must be confirmed with Crown a week before the event so cannot be subject to last minute changes.
There will also be a separate children’s table which has been very popular in previous years, please let me know if your children would prefer to sit with other children rather than the adults.
We suggest arriving for 11.45am as guests will be invited into the foyer for a champagne reception starting at 12.00pm up until 12.30pm.
Guests will be invited into the banqueting suite for 12.30pm. The event will finish at 3.30pm.
Your set menu is:
Roasted free range turkey breast, sage and onion stuffing, gratin potato, glazed root vegetables, cranberry sauce followed by Traditional Christmas Pudding, brandy sauce and butterscotch ice cream
There is a vegetarian alternative available, please let Sally know ASAP if you require this.
Please advise me if there are any dietary requirements or allergies that the kitchen should be aware of.
Please contact Sally for details of the children’s menu options.
The day includes 3 ½ hours of unlimited free alcohol including Crown Reserve Red and White Wines, Crown Reserve Sparkling, Pure Blonde and Cascade Premium Light beers. Please do drink responsibly!
There is unlimited soft drink for under 18’s.
Barmy Army Merchandise
We will have a full range of Barmy Army merchandise for sale on the day.
The PCA Benevolent Fund – our Charity Partner
We hope that you will all join us in a game of heads and tails before lunch to raise money for our nominated charity – the PCA Benevolent Fund. Entry will be $20.
There will be also be an auction of signed England memorabilia and experiences.
For those looking to continue the Party we have arranged to go onto Beer de Luxe in Federation Square. This is a 15-minute walk from Crown Casino. There will be happy hours from 4-6pm with $8 selected pints, $7 basics and $6 wines with acoustic music from 5:00pm – 8:00pm
I am dedicated to making this Christmas Day one of the best you have ever enjoyed, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions. If I don’t hear from you I look forward to seeing you on the day.
Sally Brealey Events Manager