Looking for a festive getaway with your loved ones? St Andrews comes to life at this magical time of year. With a range of entertainment and activities for all ages, you are sure to enjoy Christmas and New Year in this traditional Scottish town.


The festive season kicks off in St Andrews and awakens at Forgan’s Christmas Light Switch On, an evening where you can view the town’s dazzling bright Christmas lights turn into brilliant bright red and green festive glows. With canapes and live music, this is a wonderful, joyful event not to be missed.

St Andrews Christmas Market is a must – see attraction. Peruse the unique stalls, including arts and crafts, traditional fashion, candles and much more to find the perfect Christmas gift for someone. Visit Santa’s Grotto with his reindeer and make your magical Christmas wish, ideal for the ‘wee’ ones! With Christmas carollers, face painting, delicious food and mulled wine, this outdoor activity is an amazing free event for everyone to enjoy.

If you’re in the mood to see a show, the 2018 St Andrews Family Pantomime, Sleeping Beauty is showcasing at Byre Theatre over the Christmas period. Be captivated by this enchanting show, with Princesses and Fairy Godmother’s… fun and laughter for all!

The Inn At Lathones is a perfect place to stay over the Christmas and New Year period and we have our own Christmas and New Year events taking place at the Inn! Situated just 5 miles west of St Andrews, it’s a convenient, traditional location in Fife to relax and enjoy the festive break. If you are looking for celebratory plans for New Year, join us at our Hogmanay Party! Beginning with a Welcome Reception with exquisite drinks, a delicious 4 course dinner, followed by a late bar and disco to dance the night away, then Scottish Stovies served at 1am after bringing in the bells! It will be a remarkable event to celebrate New Year 2019. Stay overnight during Hogmanay from just £129pp.