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Christmas at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

Festive Breaks and Party Nights at Macdonald Houstoun HouseAA 4 Stars

Macdonald Houstoun HouseUphallWest LothianEH52 6JSTel 0344 879 9043International +44 1506 853831

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Whether you are celebrating with family, friends or colleagues, we guarantee you a great time throughout Christmas and New Year. 

We hope that you will be able to join us and look forward to welcoming you to Macdonald Houstoun House.

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    Christmas & New Year Packages

    • VEGAS PARTY NIGHTS - After a festive cocktail and a superb four course meal, we’ve lined up a live tribute to Elvis to get you rocking. You can disco to your heart’s content before falling into one of our lovely beds for a wonderful night’s sleep. MASQUERADE DISCO NIGHTS - A hint of mystery will add to the fun as you don a fabulous festive mask and sip a welcoming cocktail. You will tuck into your delicious three course meal before the disco begins! After that it’s sweet dreams in one of our beautiful bedrooms.

      From £35.50 per person

      • Festive cocktail on arrival
      • Delicious three course meal
      • Disco to dance the night away
      • Overnight accommodation availabile
      Masquerade Party Night
      Saturday 28th November £35.50 Dinner / From £78.50 including overnight stay
      Vegas Party Night
      Friday 4th and Saturday 5th December £42.50 Dinner / From £85.50 including overnight stay
      Masquerade Party Night
      Friday 11th, Saturday 12th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th December £42.50 Dinner / From £85.50 including overnight stay
      7.00pm - Arrive
      7.30pm - Dinner served
      Overnight stays are per person, based on two people sharing a Twin or Double room and include breakfast


    • We have a wonderful recipe for pre-Christmas lunch this year. Enjoy a fabulous meal served by our friendly team with a delectable carvery main course including a children’s ‘all time favourite’ selection. Adults can relax while the children are spellbound by the astonishing magician and meet with Santa to receive a special gift to take home. Now, doesn’t it sound like a recipe for a happy day?

      From £25.50 per adult/£13.00 per child

      Sunday 13th December 12.30pm - 2.30pm
      £25.50 per adult
      £13.00 per child aged five - 12 years
      £6.00 per child aged two - four years
      Children under two years dine free



    • Give your dancing shoes a real festive work out! There will be a welcoming arrival cocktail and a festive set four course meal. Dance your socks off to tunes across the decades with our DJ. Make a night of it and stay in our beautiful bedrooms!

      From £32.50 per person

      • Delicious four course meal
      • Disco to dance the night away
      • Overnight accommodation availabile
      Sunday 13th December £32.50 Dinner / From £65.50 including overnight stay
      Thursday 17th December £32.50 Dinner / From £65.50 including overnight stay
      Friday 11th and 18th December £36.50 Dinner / From £79.50 including overnight stay
      7.00pm - Arrive
      7.30pm - Dinner served
      Overnight stays are per person, based on two people sharing a Twin or Double room and include breakfast


    • Christmas at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

      Our lovely function suites make a fabulous setting for your private company party and have plenty of room for presentations, a live band or a special theme. Each room has its own bar and is ideal for lunches or dinners for 30 to 200 guests. You’ll enjoy a cocktail on arrival, a specially prepared three course Christmas meal and a DJ and disco*!

      From £22.50 per person

      • Festive cocktail on arrival
      • Delicious three course meal
      • Complimentary DJ for over 30 guests
      • Overnight accommodation availabile
      Sundays - Saturdays throughout November and December
      Lunch from £22.50
      Dinner from £35.50
      Dinner including overnight stay From £71.50
      Overnight stays are per person, based on two people sharing a Twin or Double room and include breakfast


    • Eat & drink in Edinburgh West

      Celebrate the festive season with a gourmet dining experience that’s second to none, teaming two AA Rosette-awarded chef Jeremy with our extraordinary Tower Restaurant. Jeremy’s exquisite style puts a modern twist on top quality Scottish cuisine; savour all he has to offer with a table for lunch or dinner, or take a private room.

      From £18.50 per per person

      Every day from Lunch:
      Tuesday 24th November - Thursday 24th December 
      £18.50 - two courses
      £22.50 - three courses
      Lunch served from 12noon - 2.00pm 
      Dinner: £35.50
      Dinner served from 6.30pm - 9.30pm
      Jeremy Wares' six course festive tasting menu with wines chosen to match From £60.50


    • The beautiful 16th century setting of our Tower Restaurant merits something really special at this treasured time of year and top chef Jeremy Wares delivers it in fork-fulls. When you sit down to your table in these elegant two AA Rosetteawarded surroundings, you will find placed before you a stunning five course Christmas lunch worth lingering over. Sit back and relax as the special ambience of Macdonald Houstoun House works its magic at this memorable gourmet event.

      £99.50 per person

      This is an adult only event
      Sitting from 1.30pm 

    • The whole family will sit down comfortably together to enjoy our fabulous festive fare, expertly served in the Houstoun Suite. There will be a lively jazz band and a special visit from Santa Claus. The grown ups will enjoy a mouth-watering meal served by our friendly team with a delectable carvery main course. The children will have their all time favourite selection to devour too; it’s a sensational combination!

      £70.50 per adult/£30.50 per child

      £70.50 adults
      £30.50 per child aged three - 12 years
      Children under three years dine free



    • At Macdonald Houstoun House, we have come up with a dazzling solution to create the perfect party for grown-ups and children that will be loved by all. Join us in the comfortable and welcoming Strathbrock Suite for a stunning dinner, where you can dance the night away to the sounds of our DJ. A lavish four course set menu for adults and an all-time favourite choice children’s menu will ensure everyone is very well fed. Plus we will be keeping the children amused with a magician during dinner. As Midnight approaches, we gather as a family to bring in the bells and party with our DJ.

      £60.50 per adult/£30.50 per child

      • Delicious four course meal
      • Childrens entertainment
      • DJ and dancing
      • Overnight accommodation availabile
      Thursday 31st December 
      6.30pm - Arrival
      7.00pm - Dinner served
      £60.50 adults
      £30.50 per child aged
      12 years and under
      Stay the night in a Family room From £195.00 per room including full Scottish breakfast and use of our leisure facilities


    • Why hurry home? Our lovely lounges, vaulted ceilings and gorgeous woodland surroundings will tempt you to make your festive celebrations last. Christmas Eve offers a gentle start to the fun, with mulled wine and mince pies on arrival. After you’ve settled into your room we invite you to enjoy an intimate candlelit dinner. On Christmas Day a selection of lunchtime dining options are available. Choose from the Tower Restaurant, an adults only space (£25.00 per person applies) or the Strathbrock Suite for a more informal affair. Relax in the afternoon and then help yourself to a light buffet in the evening. On Boxing Day, burn off a hearty breakfast with a relaxing walk in our grounds or try some shopping therapy at Livingston Designer Outlet, where we can arrange a 10% discount card for selected shops. Our Christmas break will create fine memories for years to come, so enjoy the season at Macdonald Houstoun House.

      From £180.50 per person

      • Mulled wine and mince pies on arrival
      • Candlelit dinner on Christmas Eve
      • Christmas Day dining in the Tower Restaurant or the Houstoun Suite
      • Light buffet on Christmas evening
      • Breakfast on Boxing Day
      • 10% discount card for Livingston Designer Outlet
      24th - 26th December 
      £250.50 - Three night package - third night is on a Bed and breakfast basis only
      £180.50 - Two night package includes dinner, bed and breakfast each night and lunch on Christmas Day
      Additional nights can be added From £85.00 bed and breakfast


    • Christmas at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

      As the notes of the piper call out, you’ll raise your glass to toast the New Year during a fun-packed and stylish evening. Our elegant black-tie ball starts with a champagne and canapé reception, followed by an utterly indulgent six course gourmet dinner, created with special Scottish flair. After dining, the Ceilidh band will keep you on your toes as you dance your way up to Midnight. Once the New Year is in, the disco will go on until the early hours. Young adults over 12 years are welcome.

      From £105.50 per person

      • Champagne and canapé reception
      • Indulgent six course dinner
      • Ceilidh band
      • Disco until the early hours
      • Overnight accommodation availabile

      Prices (per person)

      £105.50 Hogmanay Ball only

      £199.50 Hogmanay Ball with overnight stay and breakfast

      £249.50 - two night stay including dinner, Hogmanay Ball, overnight stay and breakfasts

      £289.50 - three night stay including dinner on first night, Hogmanay Ball, overnight stay and breakfasts

    • Please view our terms and conditions below

      1. All reservations will be treated as provisional and will be held for no longer than 14 days pending receipt of your
        non-refundable/non-transferable deposit (£20.00).
      2. The non-refundable/non-transferable deposit for residential Hogmanay events is £80.00 per person.
      3. All booking amendments must be made in writing.
      4. Final balance payments must be received six weeks prior to arrival. All prepayments are non-refundable/non-transferable in the event of reducing numbers or cancellation.
      5. Once payments have been made, no refunds or credit vouchers will be given for cancellations.
      6. Drink pre-orders must be received a minimum of two weeks prior to event date to receive the discounted tariff. Any orders received after this will be charged at the full tariff.
      7. In the event that an event has to be cancelled by Macdonald Hotels an alternative date or venue will be offered or a full refund given.
      8. The Hotel reserves the right to charge or cancel advertised entertainment due to circumstances beyond its control.
      9. Any additional services must be paid for on the night. No credit facilities will be given without written agreement from the Hotel.
      10. All times shown are subject to approval from the Local Licensing Authority.
      11. All details are correct at the time of going to press but may be subject to alteration without prior notice.
      12. VAT will be charged at the prevailing rate at the time of payment and the hotel reserves the right to amend prices accordingly.
      13. Please note that shared party tables may apply to groups less than eight guests at mixed party nights.
      14. The management reserves the right to refuse entry. In addition the management reserves the right to charge the organiser, company or individual for any damages caused by unreasonable behaviour.
      15. Where special requests have been made, the management will endeavour to accommodate them, but they cannot be guaranteed.
      16. The dress code for disco parties is smart party wear - no jeans or trainers.
      17. Restrictions apply to children at all party events as these are for over 18s only.
      18. For residential Christmas packages, children under three are free.
      19. All residential package prices are based on two people sharing a twin/double room (£40.00 single supplement applies).