Festive Breaks 2024

Celebrate Christmas and Hogmanay at Dunalastair Hotel Suites, nestled amidst the serene beauty of the Scottish Highlands.  Our enchanting hotel promises days filled with warmth, laughter, and cherished memories.

Regardless of whether you choose Christmas or Hogmanay, upon arrival, you will be greeted with a complimentary dram or refreshment, setting the stage for a festive getaway to remember.

We encourage you to enjoy our library, which is transformed through twinkling lights and festive decor into a winter wonderland, and indulge in a variety of activities, from crafting, to walking around the hills and loch, to relaxing with loved ones over sentimental Christmas movies.

Enjoy a Christmas in the Highlands.

 

Christmas Eve

A welcome dram or refreshment upon arrival with a variety of festive activities in the library (turned Christmas grotto) all afternoon.

You will enjoy a specially curated Christmas Eve dinner followed by live music.

Help the kids relax and enjoy a Christmas movie screening together in the evening.  Complementary mulled wine and mince pies will be served as you settle into your festive break.

 

Christmas Day

On Christmas morning, awaken to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and indulge in a  hot breakfast before embarking on a day filled with fun and togetherness. There will be opportunities to engage in creative crafts or to enjoy walks around Loch Rannoch.

We will gather everyone for a magnificent Christmas lunch, featuring all the usual traditional festive favourites (view our Christmas menu).

After lunch, explore the stunning Scottish scenery as you digest lunch and get some fresh air, or just settle in the library or lounge with the family to enjoy new gifts and movies.

We will provide a light Christmas supper along with our indulgent mince pies and mulled wine in the evening!

 

Boxing Day

Savour the last moments of your retreat with a delightful Christmas brunch, before bidding farewell to new friends – checkout times are never an issue over this period, just take your time to say goodbye, knowing that the memories you’ve made will be cherished for years to come.

Welcome in the New Year with elegance and style.

 

30th December: Arrival and Evening Delights

As you cross the threshold into our warm and inviting haven, immerse yourself in the timeless allure of the Scottish Highlands. Before you even unpack, savour a welcoming “Dram of Arrival,” a taste of fine Scottish whisky to set the tone for the indulgent days ahead.

We create a cocoon of warmth and comfort, where a selection of fine teas and homemade mince pies and cakes await to tantalise your senses. Relax and unwind as you settle into your elegant suite, anticipating the celebrations ahead.

Savour the evening with a pre-dinner treat—a complimentary glass of our signature mulled wine, expertly crafted to infuse the air with new year cheer. Later, join us for a three-course candlelight supper, where each dish is a masterpiece of flavour, crafted from the finest seasonal ingredients by our talented culinary team (View our Hogmanay Menus).

 

31st December: A Day of Celebration

Begin the day with a leisurely picnic-style lunch in the lounge, embracing the laid-back elegance that defines the Scottish Highlands. As evening approaches, gather for a Champagne reception, where bubbles mingle with laughter and anticipation fills the air.

Embark on a gastronomic journey with a lavish seven-course gala dinner, each course a symphony of taste and presentation designed to delight the senses.

As the clock ticks closer to midnight, let the music move you as our professional singer sets the stage for a countdown to remember. Raise a glass to the promise of new beginnings as the clock strikes twelve, surrounded by the company of friends old and new.

 

1st January: Reflection and Brunch

Awaken to the first day of the new year with a sense of renewal and possibility. Join us for a leisurely brunch, where gourmet delights and refreshing beverages await, providing the perfect opportunity to reflect on cherished memories and set intentions for the year ahead.

 

Departure: Farewell and Fond Memories

As your Highland Elegance experience draws to a close, take with you the memories of laughter shared, flavours savoured, and moments cherished. Until we meet again, may your journey be filled with joy, adventure, and the enduring spirit of Highland hospitality.

Our Hogmanay Menu