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December 7, 2018

Edinburgh's five star Caley hotel has long held a reputation for luxury and their Christmas afternoon tea is no different.

Running until the 24th of December, their festive afternoon tea is accompanied by an opulent advent calendar giveaway.

Guests enjoying afternoon tea in the glamorous Peacock Alley will have a chance to win one of 24 amazing gifts.

These include a selection of indulgent experiences at the hotel, as well as some sparkling treats from Laings Jeweller.

Win prizes

Prizes to be won during the month include a seven-course menu Gourmand for two with paired wines at The Pompadour by Galvin; a 60 minute massage at Guerlain Spa and a diamond master class for four people with Richard Laing.

The star prize in the calendar will be revealed on Christmas Eve when the competition concludes. One lucky guest will win a white gold rubellite and diamond cluster pendant worth over £1000.

One afternoon tea guest will win this white gold rubellite and diamond cluster pendant.

One afternoon tea guest will win this white gold rubellite and diamond cluster pendant.

Dale MacPhee, General Manager of the hotel, said: 'Christmas is a decadent time and each year we try to be more creative and come up with new ideas to celebrate the season and introduce some extra sparkle to our popular festive afternoon tea.

'With the help of Laings, we have been able to take this experience to the next level by offering guests 24 memorable prizes. What better way to relax in the countdown to Christmas than in Peacock Alley over a delicious warm scone and glass of fizz with the added bonus of a possible advent prize as well.'

The festive afternoon tea offers a selection of Christmas morning scones, as well as savoury bites including turkey and stuffing on a cranberry brioche bun and Fearn Abbey brie with cranberry chutney on a fruit loaf.

Alongside the savoury elements, the afternoon tea also comes with a selection of Waldorf’s most decadent Christmas-inspired pastries. Think along the lines of a Christmas pudding dome and a pecan and cranberry tart.

Prices start at £45 per person with afternoon tea served daily from noon to 5pm.

Winners of the competition will be revealed daily, live on Facebook at 6pm and notified directly by Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh or Laings.

Christmas Big Deals

Of course, you don't need to win an advent calendar prize to enjoy dinner at The Pompadour or a spa experience at the hotel's Guerlain Spa.

This Big Deal is for a luxury spa day with a 60 minute treatment and a glass of fizz at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh.

And this Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a five course Discovery menu with wine pairings at The Pompadour by Galvin.