Say farewell to 2023 and bring in the New Year in the warmth of the Balmoral Arms, Ballater

Join us for a chorus of Auld Lang Syne with our two or three-night New Year Celebration break. Start your new year with an adventure in the Cairngorms and the roaring fires of the Inn. What better way to bring in the New Year than with fantastic food in relaxing surroundings?

3 nights - from £685 per person

Included in our Hogmanay Break

  • 30th: Mulled wine and homemade mince pies on arrival
  • 30th: Three-course local produce dinner introduced by the Head Chef
  • 31st: Light lunch in The Ghillies Bar
  • 31st: Pre-dinner reception with Aelder Kir Royale cocktail and canapés
  • 31st: Hogmanay celebratory dinner in 1852
  • 31st: Live music and dancing
  • 31st: Champagne midnight toast
  • 31st: Lone piper for Auld Lang Syne
  • 1st: Mimosa breakfast New Year's Day
  • 1st: Light Victorian afternoon tea with a glass of sloe gin
  • 1st: Farewell five-course seasonal tasting menu
  • Breakfast each morning


“We got a very warm welcome at the Balmoral arms in Ballater. When we went to our room we thought it was a bit cold and straight away a male receptionist got us a plug-in oil filled radiator, we were always warm and toasty after this. The first treat was mulled wine and a piece of Stollen cake as we sat by the fire in the reception area. After a delicious, perfectly cooked five course taster meal we enjoyed an evening of Ceilidh dancing. Wonderful! We were privileged to be able to partake in the amazing country's traditional celebration, quite a few men were kitted out in gorgeous kilt outfits and true fun was had. It was all so much fun with the absence of overly drunk people to spoil it, just a feel good feeling all through the night. We finished the evening by joining in Auld Lang Syne, it went on later than this but this is when we left for our beds. We were also totally spoilt on New Years day by friendly, helpful and efficient staff. There was no shortage of food and good cheer. We cannot praise enough how helpful the staff were and the Manageress was really friendly and helpful, she was even removing snow from peoples cars before they left.”

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To find out more about booking your Hogmanay Break, please call or get in touch.

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