Festive Breaks in Ballater

From snowcapped mountains, skiing, brisk walks and warming up by roaring fires, a festive break at Balmoral Arms, Ballater is a home from home this Christmas and New Year.

Our festive packages have your season all wrapped up and include dining and entertainment throughout your stay. From indulgent Christmas escapes where you can wake up to presents under the tree, ski at Glenshee and come back to a traditional lunch with all the trimmings. To Hogmanay celebrations where you can bring in the new year in the warmth of our five-star inn and toast the season surrounded by family and friends.

2 and 3 Night Christmas Breaks From £470 per person
3 Night Hogmanay Break From £735 per person


Festive Season

Christmas Break

Cosy in by the fires, enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch and take advantage of our near ski slopes, breathtaking walks and snow-capped mountains.

Two and Three Nights from £470 per person
Inclusive of festive dining and entertainment

Couple Drinking Champagne By The Fireplace & Christmas Tree

Hogmanay Celebration

Celebrate the year and toast in a new one with delectable dining, warm hospitality and adventure on our doorstep at Balmoral Arms.

Three Nights From £735 per person
Inclusive of festive dining and entertainment

Festive Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a decadent festive afternoon tea in our luxurious surroundings.  Get together to with our delectable selection of savouries, warm scones, mini cakes and puddings, while you soak up our magical festive atmosphere.

1st of November - 23rd of December

From £26 per person


"Joanna, Chris and the rest of the team were (and are) incredible. Nothing too much trouble. We've never been away at Christmas before and didn't know what to expect - definitely didn't disappoint. Whilst the hotel was busy and I'm sure there was loads going on behind the scenes, all the staff (particularly Joanna and Chris) always found the time to have a catch up. We've stayed at the Balmoral Arms (previously Deeside Inn) quite a few times over the past years and enjoyed many of their rooms however the River Dee premuim suite will definitely be at the top of our future room requests/bookings. Really enjoyed ourselves and the team made our Christmas just perfect. Thank you !"

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