Dornoch Christmas Festival

Dornoch suits Christmas with it’s beautiful historic buildings, fantastic independent shops and atmospheric places to eat and drink and be merry! Join us this December for a whole month of festive fun.

St Andrew’s Fair – Saturday 7th December
Get into the festive spirit at the annual Christmas Fair. All our shops and
restaurants take part in this event with special offers and tastings of
seasonal food and drink.

Christmas Bazaar from 10am – 4 pm.  Saturday 7th December

The social club is host to this festive event, with craft stalls full of Christmas gifts
for all the family, home baking, tea, coffee and home made soup are available all day.

Bring your children to visit Santa who arrives on ESRA’s Lifeboat at 1pm and stays
in his grotto until 3pm.

Throughout the town you can buy raffle tickets to have a chance of winning
a Christmas Hamper (with goods donated by local businesses). Round off
your day at the Carol Service in the Cathedral at 3:30pm followed by local
craic, mulled wine and mince pies. Then come out to see the magical
Christmas lights that decorate the trees throughout the town.


Christmas Community Market – Saturday 14th December
Dornoch holds regular outdoor markets in summer, and many of the stall
holders will be at this special Christmas Market – held indoors at the Social
Club from 10am – 3pm. Local produce from Cromarty Cheese Shop, Highland
Patissier, M’c Sourdough artisan bread and Cullisse Highland Rapeseed Oil.
Knitwear, cards, wooden gifts, jewellery, glass art, paintings, cushions and
handmade cosmetics.

Creative Christmas Workshops at Dornoch Social Club –
Saturday 21st December 11am-1pm
Get creative and make your own gifts and decorations. Keep the family busy
in the run up to Christmas!

Coast Candle Co, Workshop – with Janis Maclean
Booking Essential (07921 816360) £25 pp

Rag Wreath Making Workshop – with Lairg Learning Centre
Booking Essential (01549 402050) £10 pp

Crochet Tree Decorations Workshop – with Anne Coombs
Booking Essential (01862 810431) £10 pp

Christmas Food & Drink Treats – with Vanessa Lawrance
Booking Essential (07802 218596) £10 pp

Christmas Film – Saturday 21st December – 4pm
Come and watch the classic Christmas Film – The Muppet Christmas Carol at
the Dornoch Cinema in the Social Club and get in the festive spirit with
friends and family. Entry is £5 for adults and £3 for children, with
refreshments & Christmas Raffle.