Spectacular Hogmanay Breaks In Scotland
New Year in Inverness, at it’s best
You would be hard pushed to find anywhere that can celebrate New Year the way the Scots can. And you would be hard pushed to find Scots who can celebrate New Year the way we can at the Kingsmills Hotel!
This year will be sure not to disappoint as once again we are looking forward to our Residential Hogmanay Gathering to see out 2017 and bring in 2018 in spectacular Kingsmills Hotel style! Enjoy a fun filled 4 day Scottish experience from just £660 per adult.
So what is included in these special few days…
Friday 29th December…
This day is about relaxing and unwinding at your own leisure. We will welcome you from 2pm and the day is yours to settle in and relax until the evening fun begins. The party starts with a prosecco Afternoon Tea between 4pm & 5pm, followed by a relaxing night with piano music and a 3 course dinner prepared by our chef Geoff and his brigade.
Saturday 30th December…
Wake up the next day to a hearty Scottish breakfast to set you up for a day of exploration in and around Inverness, with our shuttle bus tour. We will also take to the magical Loch Ness where we can’t guarantee Nessie, but can certainly guarantee stunning scenery and legends. Return from 11.30 – 2pm for a buffet lunch, whilst panto lovers can hop on the bus at 12.15pm for a lift to see Snow White at Eden Court. In the evening you will enjoy a fabulous 4 course dinner in the Burns restaurant, followed by entertainment ‘Vegus Style’ with your very own highland casino!
Sunday 31st December…
New Years Eve kicks off with another superb leisurely breakfast to fill you up ready for our Family Highland Games – back by huge demand! Here you will work up an appetite for a tasty buffet lunch. At 1pm we will leave the hotel for a winter wonderland adventure, so wrap up warm for a ride on the funicular railway to the 3,500 summit of the Cairngorm mountains with panoramic views!
The evening’s festivities will begin with a cocktail and canapes at 7.30pm, followed by a gastronomic Gala Dinner, where you will enjoy 5 courses, with the Highlands prime fillet beef taking centre stage. And when the bells come so will a glass of bubbly and our very own lone piper will be there to bring in the New Year.
Celebrations continue with a traditional Ceilidh followed by resident DJ and legend Andy Belby until 3am, when we will close the night with the traditional “Auld Lang Syne”, but don’t worry, we will be serving haggis, neeps and tatties at 1pm to keep you going all night!
Monday 1st January
Breakfast wil l be served from 9am – 11.30am for those who can’t wait to spring into the New Year in Scotland! For those who can, Brunch will be served from 11am – 2pm and it doesn’t end there! We have children’s games from 12pm followed at 1pm by the adult’s game challenge! Family honour is at stake here!
At 2pm you can relax with stories and history about the beautiful rugged Highlands. Learn of castles, battles and of course our famous Loch Ness Monster. Afterwards, challenge your taste buds with the adult’s whisky taste challenge and for the kid’s Scottish taste challenge. The afternoon will wrap up with the highly competitive family quiz to challenge your brains.
This evening you will enjoy our Grand Buffet, followed by our now-famous, unique and hilarious performance, of something resembling a pantomime, written and performed by team Kingsmills. Always a highlight not to be missed!
Finally, there will be a Prize Giving ceremony to award the day’s competition winners, rounded off by a toe-tapping performance by Sandy Brechin and friends.
Monday 2nd January
It’s the last day of your wonderful highland New Year adventure, where after a hearty Scottish breakfast, we bid you fond farewell for another year. We are sure that you will leave us and the Highlands on a high with many new memories to start the New Year of 2018.
A guid to New Year, to ane an’ a’
A guid New Year “to ane an’a'” – This is the traditional Scottish toast at Hogmanay meaning “A good New Year to one and all”, and it will certainly be that this year at Kingsmills Hotel.
We hope you will join us for a memorable Scottish New Year Break. To book, call us on 01463 257 100 or get in touch here.
Download our festive brochure here for more information.
New Year Package Prices
This incredible 4-day New Year, Scottish experience is priced as follows:
£660 per adult
£450 per child aged 11 – 16 years
£320 per child aged 5 – 10 years
Children aged 4 and under join us for free!
Stay on another few nights!
Join us for an extra night or two (on the 3rd / 4th January) for just £67 per person per night, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.
Upgrade your Highland Experience
Luxury and Garden Rooms for £15 extra per person per night
Kingsclub Rooms for £30 extra per person per night
Please note that formal dress is required for evening events. Programme events may be subject to change.