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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Macdonald Aviemore resort

By Niall Harkiss

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Santa's grotto Picture: James Mackenzie
Santa's grotto Picture: James Mackenzie

Macdonald Aviemore's is offering a Family Festive Day out and it promises to be an experience the whole family can enjoy. Indulge in a whimsical blend of panto, soft play, dinner, and evening entertainment in the Osprey Arena, – all for just £50 per adult, and £25 per child.

Open your imagination and walk into a winter wonderland with snow-covered mountains, festive treats and indulgent hot chocolate to hand, and Santa's grotto at the heart of serene woodland.

The festive atmosphere of Aviemore – the only place in the UK that you'll find a free-range reindeer herd – is an idyllic setting for an extensive live family entertainment programme with this year's festive panto at the forefront.

Auditorium Picture: James Mackenzie
Auditorium Picture: James Mackenzie

Allow yourself to be enchanted as 'Jack and the Beanstalk' fills your hearts with joy and laughter from 2.15pm to 4pm.

Then, enjoy a visit to the Playtime Wonderland with a soft play pass from 4.30pm to 6pm. Wrap it all up on the day with Santa’s Big Roast Dinner, bookable from 5pm to 7pm as part of an evening of family festive dinner and entertainment package in the Osprey Arena, which will culminate in a Christmas Spectacular Show.

The Festive Family Day Out is available to book on December 2, 9th, and 16th of December.

Alternatively, simply enjoy the family festive dinner and entertainment package for £40 per adult and £20 per child.

Families interested in making a booking are invited to email specialevents.aviemore@macdonald-hotels.co.uk or call 01479 815 195.

But don't worry if you're only looking to indulge in the magic of panto.

Spey Valley Shopping - Christmas. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Spey Valley Shopping - Christmas. Picture: James Mackenzie.

'Jack and the Beanstalk' will run on 17 different dates between December 2, 2023 and January 6, 2024 and tickets can be bought for £15 per adult and £8 per child, or £40 for a family of 4, with additional children priced at £5.

Tickets are available from cinema.aviemore@macdonald-hotels.co.ukor by calling 0344 879 9152.

Panto goers are reminded that Saturday performances throughout December on either the 2nd, 9th or 16th must be booked via the hotel directly at specialevents.aviemore@macdonald-hotels.co.uk.

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