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Dornoch’s Hogmanay Celebrations 2018

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, 2 Ceilidhs to choose from 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!

It isn’t just New Year’s Eve itself that we have covered. Enjoy 3 full days of events including the annual Loony Dook, Whisky Tasting, Music, very special dinners and much more! Dornoch’s New Year celebrations are the perfect mix of dancing, partying, great food and brisk, or leisurely, walks along the beach and family fun and entertainment to please everyone- throughout this long weekend there will be fun, laughter, entertainment and time to unwind by the fire or with a brisk walk on the beach.

The 31st December has a range of events and activities leading up to the Street Party. Look out for the Labyrinth in Dornoch Cathedral for a moment of quiet in the excitement of the day or treat yourself to a special dinner in one of our many wonderful hotels or restaurants. Or if you want to learn ceilidh dance steps, you are welcome to join the Social Dancers’ annual party held in the Social Club from 8pm.

New Year’s Day might well start with a hearty breakfast to fuel a day which could include a dip in the sea at noon. Perhaps you will then be ready for a ‘First Footing’ New Year’s lunch at Links House, or visit Cocoa Mountain for their hot chocolate hangover cure! There will be further celebrations on the 2nd of January too so make the most of your trip and have a proper winter break here in Dornoch this New Year!

The full program will follow soon but in the meantime take a look at last years here to help you get into the Highland festive spirit!