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Magical Christmas Breaks

Magical Christmas Breaks in Aviemore

Experience a very special Christmas as the Cairngorms becomes a winter wonderland with its snow capped mountains and forests.


Upon your arrival, soak up the festive atmosphere that surrounds our resort and the Cairngorms. Get settled into your 4-star family hotel room before heading to our Elves Postbox to post your letter to the North Pole.

Visit Santa in his Grotto for any last minute assurances that you’re on the Nice List. Enjoy a festive dinner at our Aspects restaurants before relaxing for the rest of the evening with a tipple or two in front of the log fire in our Whisky Bar.

Whisky & Cocktail Bar


Wake up on Christmas morning to a delicious full Scottish breakfast. Afterwards, wave goodbye to Santa and his reindeer as they head back to the North Pole before enjoying a sumptuous Christmas Day Lunch with all the festive trimmings.

Magical Christmas Breaks


Start off Boxing Day with a relaxing Scottish breakfast and spend some quality time as a family in our pool. Enjoy a leisurely walk around Aviemore and the Cairngorms, take in local lochs in all their winter glory. Afterwards, warm up with local whisky and gin samples including mocktails for the kids.


Our Christmas break has been revised to ensure it meets all government guidelines and follows our Safe & Sound policy.


Offer is subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or promotional rates. Check-in from 3:00pm. Check-out 11:00am. We aim to provide the package as detailed above however some things may be subject to change in line with government guidelines at the time. You are welcome to use our resort facilities before your check in including our large indoor pool with flume. Prices include breakfast and dinner and are based on a 3 night stay at the 4 star Macdonald Highlands Hotel (4 night stays also available).

Please note to avoid disappointment you will need to pre-book your dinner times and your visit to Santa’s grotto before you arrive. We will provide contact details from October to allow you to book this. We recommend all guests buy travel insurance to protect against loss of monies paid in advance in the event of cancellation.