Scotland’s favourite sound and light show, The Enchanted Forest, is to feature on BBC One this December as part of a new Christmas cookery show with national treasure Mary Berry, entitled ‘Mary’s Highland Christmas.’
The legendary cook paid a visit to The Enchanted Forest back in October to film for an episode in the festive series, with staff sworn to secrecy about her visit. While at the event, Mary enjoyed a short walk around the forest, experiencing the beautiful lights and enjoying a cup of luxury hot chocolate and marshmallows by the fire to warm up afterwards.
The show sees Mary traveling to the Highlands on a winter break, cooking up some indulgent dishes that can be enjoyed at any time over the festive season. The series is particularly poignant and meaningful for Mary as her mother hailed from Highland Scotland. Audiences will have the opportunity to recreate some of Mary’s favourite Christmas dishes, as well as those steeped in Scottish tradition such as a Cranachan wreath, indulgent cheese fondue and her classic Buche de Noel.
The series also features Mary enjoying some magical days out with friends, including reindeer herding, to enjoying Christmas carollers and a traditional ceilidh, also filmed in Highland Perthshire, to experiencing the dazzling display and delights of Scotland’s favourite sound and light show, The Enchanted Forest.
Mary Berry said: “Christmas in Scotland is the biggest treat, my mother and her family were Scottish so it is a special place for me. The festive holidays are all about sharing special times with friends and family and so what better way than cooking some of my favourite dishes with a traditional Scottish twist. Joined by special guests and surrounded by beautiful scenery, these are recipes which can be used all over the festive season and I can’t wait to share Mary’s Berry’s Christmas with BBC One viewers.”
Nela Popovic, executive director of The Enchanted Forest Community Trust, said: “Our team were delighted to welcome Mary Berry along to the event this year and there was a real buzz on site when the audience realised who it was that was walking along the path on the night as we’d all been sworn to secrecy by the film crew as the show hadn’t been announced yet by the BBC. Mary was an absolute delight to host, spoke to a number of the team about the charities in the community that the event supports, and commented that she thoroughly enjoyed her time at the show. We can’t wait to see the episode when it airs in December!
“We’re also pleased to share that for those curious to see our award winning show, tickets for the 2024 event are now on sale at 2023 prices for a limited time until the end of December.”
Mary’s Highland Christmas will air in December and will be shown on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. It will be broadcast on PBS in the USA on 18th December.