Dornoch’s Hogmanay Street Party

Step into 2020 with a BANG at Dornoch’s New Year party!

What are your plans for Hogmanay this year? If you are looking for a traditional Scottish experience than look no further than Dornoch. With our Street Party, a traditional Ceilidh and a Piper playing at Midnight from the ramparts of the Castle Hotel followed by an incredible fireworks display- If it’s an atmospheric experience you are looking for then this is the place to be!

Begin your Hogmanay experience with a 5-course Clynelish Whisky Dinner & Masterclass at Links House on 30th December. Then on the 31st you can choose from dinners at the Royal Golf Hotel or the Dornoch Castle Hotel and afterwards head to the Street Party which starts at 10.30pm. Enjoy music from the Red Reel Ceilidh Band, with the Lone Piper on the Castle battlements at midnight followed by a fireworks display!

New Year’s Day might well start with a ‘Bloody Mary Brunch’ at Links House to fuel a day which could include a dip in the sea at noon during our annual ‘Loony Dook’. Perhaps you will then be ready to visit Cocoa Mountain for their hot chocolate hangover cure!

Then on the 2nd of January, you can watch the East of the Burn v West of the Burn golf competition at the Royal Dornoch Golf Club before enjoying a Cathedral Concert at 7.30pm, featuring ‘Buttons & Bows’ and many local artists.

For the full programme of winter events see our Winter in Dornoch leaflet