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Sleigh Bells and Santa's Elves: A Guide to Our Festive Season

Sleigh Bells and Santa's Elves: A Guide to Our Festive Season

Posted by Maria Mangion, November, 2018

It’s the eve of the month we work hard towards in every area of our lives – personal, professional and spiritual – to be able to celebrate another year of success, growth and prosperity. In these 11 months, our hotel in Aviemore has gone from strength to strength. We’re not just a hotel with a unique address that inspires many to travel for a holiday never to be forgotten, but an experience to be treasured for a lifetime (and hopefully repeated!).

On this note, we’re launching our festive programme for you to get in on the Christmas spirit early and start warming your heart’s fireplace for the merriment to come. Take a good look at all the events we’ve planned for you and the family, and may the season begin!

winter-barbecue

Saturday 22nd December 2018

4pm – 7pm: Pottery painting in the foyer. Your kids will be having a blast drawing their imaginations on the clay canvases, to be kept as a memento of Christmas 2018.

7pm – 9pm: Kids Club (for critters over 5 years old) at Fun House. Book a spot at our welcome desk or be at Fun House by 5pm for lots of cute madness, playhouse style!

8.30pm: Live entertainment at Cairngorm Suite – this time it’s a disco for all the family.

Sunday 23rd December 2018

9am – 10am: Splash time in our indoor heated pool!

10am – 10.30am: Meet our mascots around the hotel.

12pm: A warm welcome to The Bistro for all dinner and Kids Club bookings.

1pm – 4pm: The winter barbecue at The Woodshed Bar kicks off! Sizzle those sausages for a dose of wintry comfort. Get your barbecue vouchers from the bar.

3pm – 5pm: Spud the Piper welcomes you to the Highlands around the hotel.

7pm – 8.30pm: Caingorm Creatures in the Cairngorm Suite.

7pm – 9pm: The Fun House is rowdy with excited wee ones… again!

8.30pm -10.30pm: Keith Mair takes over the Cairngorm Suite with his classy festive act.

Monday 24th December 2018

9am – 10am: An early start in the warm, reinvigorating water of our pool!

10am – 10.30am: Catch the mascots running around the hotel again.

12pm: The welcome desk accepting dinner and Kids Club bookings for The Bistro.

1pm – 4pm: Winter barbecuing at The Woodshed Bar.

3pm – 5pm: Spud the Piper lurks around the hotel, welcoming you to the Highlands.

7pm – 9pm: Kids Club at the Fun House.

8.30pm: Live entertainment at the Cairngorm Suite by Keith Mair.

10.50pm: Procession to St John’s Episcopal Church from hotel. Meet at leisure desk at 10.50pm, departing hotel at 11pm for service starting at 11.30pm. Unaccompanied return to hotel.

children-painting

Tuesday 25th December 2018

10am: A tender wake-up to Christmas Day with Santa and his reindeer in the Cairngorm Suite. Gifts parcelled out to children 11 years and under.

1pm onwards: Traditional Christmas Day lunch at Inverdruie Restaurant.

4pm – 6pm: Fun time for kids at the Cairngorm Suite with Jingle Belles.

3pm: Listen to the Queen’s speech in the foyer.

8pm: Fireworks set off outside the hotel, with mulled wine and chestnuts available by The Bistro. Weather permitting!

8.30pm: Live entertainment at the Cairngorm Suite by Jono.

9pm: Sample the chef’s Stovies at the foyer.

Wednesday 26th December 2018

9am – 10am: Splash around in our pool.

10am – 10.30am: Meet the mascots around the hotel.

12pm: Go to the welcome desk to book a space for dinner and the Kids Club at The Bistro.

1pm – 4pm: Firing the barbecue again with vouchers available from The Woodshed Bar for this winter treat.

2pm – 4pm: A Jingle Belles afternoon once more at the Cairngorm Suite for the kids’ fun times.

4pm – 6pm: Family quiz at the foyer by George Gordon.

7pm – 9pm: Book your Fun House spot at the welcome desk or be there by 7pm for more fun and games!

7pm – 9pm: George Gordon dishing out another family quiz session.

8.30pm: It’s the Anne Dickson Band at the Cairngorm Suite for some live evening entertainment.

Thursday 27th December 2018

9am – 10am: Take a refreshing morning dive in our pool!

10am – 10.30am: Meet the mascots around the hotel.

12pm: The Bistro is open for dinner and Kids Club bookings.

1pm – 4pm: Winter barbecue at The Woodshed Bar. Get your vouchers from the venue!

2pm – 4pm: Jingle Belles at the Cairngorm Suite.

7pm – 8pm: Bubbles the Clown at the Cairngorm Suite.

7pm – 9pm: Kids Club at the Fun House.

8:30pm: Live entertainment at the Cairngorm Suite by George Gordon.

live-entertainment

Friday 28th December 2018

9am – 10am: Splash your senses awake in the pool!

10am – 10.30am: Meet the mascots around the hotel.

12pm: For all dinner and Kids Club bookings, visit the welcome desk at The Bistro.

1pm – 4pm: Winter barbecue with vouchers available from The Woodshed Bar.

2pm – 4pm: Kids’ fun time at the Cairngorm Suite with Jingle Belles.

7pm – 9pm: The Fun House mayhem starts now! Book at the welcome desk or be at the Fun House by 7pm.

7pm – 8pm: Face painting in the foyer.

8.30pm – 10.30pm: George Gordon sets the mood with his brand of live entertainment  in the Cairngorm Suite. It’s a family disco night!

Saturday 29th December 2018

9am – 10am: Morning dip in our therapeutic, heated pool.

10am – 10.30am: Cheer the mascots around the hotel.

12pm: Go to the welcome desk at The Bistro for dinner and Kids Club bookings.

1pm – 4pm: Winter barbecue at The Woodshed Bar.

2pm – 4pm: Jingle Belles at the Cairngorm Suite.

4pm – 7pm: Pottery painting at the foyer.

7pm – 9pm: Kids Club at the Fun House.

8:30pm: Live entertainment at the Cairngorm Suite by Gareth Bryant.

Sunday 30th December 2018

9am – 10am: Splash time in the pool.

10am – 10.30am: Meet the mascots!

12pm: Gather around the welcome desk at The Bistro to book your dinner and Kids Club experience.

1pm – 4pm: Winter barbecue time at The Woodshed Bar.

2pm – 4pm: Kids’ fun time with Jingle Belles at the Cairngorm Suite.

4pm – 7pm: Pottery painting at the foyer.

7pm – 9pm: The Fun House is open to all adventurous kids!

8.30pm – 10.30pm: Keith Mair takes the live entertainment stage at the foyer.

pottery-painting

Monday 31st December 2018

9am – 12pm: Bucks Fizz Brunch at The Inverdruie.

10am: Clay pigeon shooting (available to hotel guests booked on New Years Package only) at Rothiemurcus Estate. Sessions at 10am, 11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2pm.

11am – 12pm: Spud the Piper unleashes the sound of the pipes around the hotel.

12pm – 3pm: Inflatable Surf Simulator and Bungee Run at the Cairngorm Suite.

1pm – 4pm: Winter barbecue at The Woodshed Bar.

12pm – 3pm: Meet at leisure desk to kickstart treasure hunt around hotel.

2pm – 4pm: Andy Murray’s acoustic session offers some great live entertainment at The Woodshed Bar.

6.30pm: The gala buffet dinner commences at the Cairngorm Suite.

7.30pm – 10.30pm: Live entertainment with the Anne Dickson band at the Cairngorm Suite.

10.30pm: The show continues with Keith Mair in the foyer.

Tuesday 1st January 2019

9am – 10am: Time for a splash in our pool.

10am – 10.30am: Meet the mascots around the hotel.

12pm: Go to the welcome desk at The Bistro for dinner and Kids Club bookings.

1pm – 4pm: Winter barbecue at The Woodshed Bar.

2pm – 4pm: Jingle Belles at the Cairngorm Suite.

7pm – 9pm: Kids Club at the Fun House. Book at welcome desk or be at Fun House by 7pm.

8:30pm: Live entertainment at the Cairngorm Suite by Andy Duncan.

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

9am – 10am: Time for a swim in our pool.

10am – 10.30am: Meet the mascots around the hotel.

12pm: Go to the welcome desk at The Bistro for dinner and Kids Club bookings.

1pm – 4pm: Winter barbecue at The Woodshed Bar.

2pm – 4pm: Jingle Belles at the Cairngorm Suite.

7pm – 9pm: Kids Club at the Fun House. Book at welcome desk or be at Fun House by 7pm.

8.30pm: Andy Duncan provides live entertainment at the Cairngorm Suite.

clown-with-balloons

Thursday 3rd January 2019

9am – 10am: Time for a swim in our pool.

10am – 10.30am: Meet the mascots around the hotel.

12pm: Go to the welcome desk at The Bistro for dinner and Kids Club bookings.

1pm – 4pm: Winter barbecue at The Woodshed Bar.

2pm – 4pm: Jingle Belles at the Cairngorm Suite.

7pm – 9pm: Kids Club at the Fun House. Book at welcome desk or be at Fun House by 7pm.

8.30pm: Live entertainment with Tweed at the Cairngorm Suite.

Friday 4th January 2019

9am – 10am: Time for a splash in our pool.

10am – 10.30am: Meet the mascots around the hotel.

12pm: Go to the welcome desk at The Bistro for dinner and Kids Club bookings.

1pm – 4pm: Winter barbecue at The Woodshed Bar.

2pm – 4pm: Jingle Belles at the Cairngorm Suite.

7pm – 9pm: Kids Club at the Fun House. Book at welcome desk or be at Fun House by 7pm.

8.30pm: It’s in George Gordon’s hands again for your live entertainment at the Cairngorm Suite.

festive-banquet

Saturday 5th January 2019

9am – 10am: Splash time in our pool.

10am – 10.30am: Meet the mascots around the hotel.

12pm: Go to the welcome desk at The Bistro for dinner and Kids Club bookings.

1pm – 4pm: Winter barbecue at The Woodshed Bar.

2pm – 4pm: Jingle Belles at the Cairngorm Suite.

7pm – 9pm: Kids Club at the Fun House. Book at welcome desk or be at Fun House by 7pm.

8.30pm: Family disco at the Cairngorm Suite.

Sunday 6th January 2019

9am – 10am: Splash time in our pool.

10am – 10.30am: Meet the mascots around the hotel.

12pm: Go to the welcome desk at The Bistro for dinner and Kids Club bookings.

1pm – 4pm: Winter barbecue at The Woodshed Bar.

2pm – 4pm: Jingle Belles at the Cairngorm Suite.