A Guide to Hogmanay in Inverness

Welcoming the year 2023 in Inverness

In Scotland, we do New Year’s Eve just a little differently. Firstly, it’s not called New Year’s Eve. It’s Hogmanay! The festival originated with the Vikings and their huge winter solstice celebrations. Today in Scotland, we party so much on the last night of the year that we need two bank holidays (January 1st and 2nd) to recover afterwards! Here’s our guide to spending Hogmanay at the Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness…

Hogmanay at the Kingsmills Hotel

At the Kingsmills, we bring you a glittering Inverness Hogmanay Gala Dinner on Saturday 31st December, so you can celebrate in style. We also have luxury accommodation on site. So, book a room and you won’t have to travel far after you’ve partied the night away.

If you want to extend the celebrations further, we offer a 4-Night Hogmanay Package. From Thursday 29th December 2022 until Monday 2nd January 2023, which includes accommodation with breakfast and dinner on each day, plus an itinerary of activities.

Exterior view of The Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness at night
A warm welcome awaits this Hogmanay at the Kingsmills Hotel.

It’s party time!

Welcome in the New Year at our fabulous Hogmanay Gala Dinner. If you’re staying at the hotel, you can check in from 3 pm, so you’ve got time to kick back and relax in your luxurious room and perhaps have a spa or beauty treatment. Then, get yourself glammed up for the big event!

Start the celebrations with a chilled glass of bubbly on arrival at our Hogmanay Gala Dinner or a unique Highland cocktail. 

Then, relish a delicious 5-course dinner with dancing, music and entertainment from Big Shoogle and our resident DJ, Andy Belby. Of course, there’ll be another glass of bubbly to toast the bells at midnight, not forgetting some traditional haggis, neeps and tatties at 1 am to keep you dancing!

Kinsmills Suite set up for a banquet
Celebrate in style and bring in the bells at the Hogmanay Gala Dinner.

Recover in Luxury

When you’re all partied out in the wee sma’ hours, what could be better than to sink into a comfortable bed in a luxury Kingmills hotel room? Book a couple of nights with us, and you’ll have plenty of time to relax and recover.

A classic room at the Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness
Relax in comfort, with 4-star hotel accommodation at The Kingsmills.

Enjoy New Year’s Day in Inverness

There’s nothing like waking up to a hearty Scottish breakfast after a big night out! And, a Kingsmills breakfast is sure to hit the spot! Take some time to relax in the hotel, perhaps with a refreshing dip in the pool, or a rejuvenating spa treatment.

If you’re feeling up to it, there are lots of beautiful routes nearby, just perfect for a cold, crisp New Year’s Day walk. Or, hit the shops in Inverness for some January sales bargain-hunting.

City scene of Inverness in winter
Explore Inverness with a refreshing New Year’s Day city walk.

The Kingsmills is the place to be for an unforgettable Inverness Hogmanay party! Get in touch today and we will help you plan a New Year’s Eve celebration you’ll be talking about for years to come!