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December in Dornoch

The nights draw in, the log fire beckons and we look forward to crisp frosty walks on the beach. Time to think about the Festive Season and Christmas shopping. With over 20 independent shops to choose from and free parking, Dornoch is an ideal place to enjoy the experience!

We have a special Late Night Shopping event on Thursday 1st December, with shops and eateries open till 8pm.  Many shops are offering discounts that evening and serving complimentary seasonal goodies.

On 5th December the community holds the St Andrews Fair from 10-4, with a craft fair and Santa’s Grotto in the Social Club, carols in the Cathedral and the Christmas lights are switched on. All the shops and restaurants take part in this annual Christmas Bazaar.

A special Christmas Community market is being held for the first time, on Tuesday 20th December from 9:30 – 1:30 in the Social Club – with local craft and produce for sale.

Links House at Royal Dornoch offers a sumptuous Sunday Lunch menu, prepared by award winning chef Jon-Paul Saint.

We are looking forward to welcoming visitors for our 3 days of New Year Celebrations centred on the famous Dornoch Hogmanay Street Party with the Red Reel Ceilidh Band, a lone piper at midnight on the Castle ramparts to herald in the New Year and a fabulous Fireworks Display. Check out our late availability page for acccommodation deals.