Explore the Christmas markets with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

Explore the Christmas markets with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

Nothing signals the beginning of the festive season quite like the arrival of a Christmas market!

From mid-November onwards, thousands of festive stalls and cosy chalets will transform town and city centres across the country into magical winter wonderlands.

With more than 100 markets popping up in the UK each year, contributing an estimated £500 million to the country’s economy, * it’s shaping up to be a truly magical Christmas. And many of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts are perfectly placed to help guests experience these seasonal markets.

Whether guests are looking to pick up special gifts for family, or simply enjoy a mulled-wine with friends, the below Macdonald Hotels provide a cosy haven to rest after a day of festive fun.


Macdonald Crutherland House, Glasgow
Sitting in 37 acres of unspoiled countryside, Macdonald Crutherland House is the perfect venue for Scottish festive celebrations.

Traditional Christmas Day lunch priced at £79.95pp starts with a Champagne drinks reception as the hotel’s chefs deliver Christmas cheer in forkfuls. For evening celebrations, guests can take a seat in a private dining room for the Christmas Day ‘Host A Roast’ celebration and sample some succulent platters to carve and share. Prices for the Christmas Day Host A Roast starts from £79.95 per adult - £35.00 per child up to 12 years, children under five years dine free.

When it’s time to shop, guests are spoilt for choice with Glasgow’s glittering Style Mile boasting over 1,500 shops - just a short drive away. And, on top of all that, the popular Glasgow Christmas Market stretches across George and St Enoch Squares. Whether guests are after some warming street food, a glass of festive cheer or some family-focused fun, Glasgow has all the Christmas bases covered.

Prices for room only Macdonald Crutherland Hotel start from £80


Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh
There's no better place in Edinburgh to celebrate Christmas or Hogmanay than at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, in the city’s beautiful Old Town. Situated just minutes from the Royal Mile and the Scottish Parliament building, the hotel's location makes it the ideal base for exploring the city. Edinburgh’s unique historic feel, top quality shopping and cosmopolitan atmosphere is further boosted by a terrific market stuffed with arts, crafts, unusual gifts and gastronomic delights.

After an afternoon of browsing the stalls at Edinburgh's Christmas Markets, guests can enjoy a festive dining experience at Paul Tamburrini at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel restaurant. With a signature blend of French cuisine coupled with the finest Scottish ingredients, guests can expect a Christmas feast like no other.

Prices for room only at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel start from £99


For those who want to escape to the idyllic surroundings of the Cairngorms National Park, Macdonald Aviemore Resort provides the perfect venue for a festive getaway.

Macdonald Aviemore Resort
The Resort’s talented team of Santa’s helpers have packaged up a fabulous collection of family treats to deliver everything needed for a memorable Christmas.

Special three or four-night stays kick off on Christmas Eve with a winter walk to Santa’s Grotto and an Aladdin family panto. On Christmas Day, guests will wave goodbye to Santa and his reindeer before settling down for a full Christmas lunch. And after a lazy start to Boxing Day to recharge batteries, guests can look forward to the Boxing Day Carvery and special entertainment and activities for the whole family.

Prices for Macdonald Aviemore Resort start from £245 per family per night with four-night and three-night breaks also available.


Lyn MacDonald, Group Marketing Director at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, said: “The festive season can be a really busy time for people – with all the cooking, cleaning and party planning, it can be easy to forget that we’re supposed to take time to enjoy ourselves!

“Taking a short break at Christmas is the ideal way to do that but it can mean different things to different people. Some guests want the full-on retail experience and our hotels are in the ideal location to provide everything even the most committed shopper could want. Christmas markets have enjoyed a real boom in popularity in recent years and more and more guests tell us that they really enjoy visiting them as part of their festive break.

“At the same time, some visitors want to chill out, enjoy some fabulous food, pamper themselves or just spend time in a relaxing atmosphere with family and friends.”


For more information please visit www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk

Last Updated: 1 November 2018 14:01

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