Celebrate Hogmanay Scottish Style

Hogmanay Residential Gathering 2020 / 2021

Are you looking for New year hotel breaks in Scotland with entertainment? Then read on. Each year we host a memorable Hogmanay Residential Gathering. And this year no different … and this year promises to be the best one yet! So have a look at our Scottish Hogmanay package and discover what’s in store.

Hogmanay Breaks in Scotland – 4-Night Hogmanay Package

Tuesday 29th December 

As 2020 draws to a close, we welcome old and new friends for our Hogmanay Gathering. Today is about settling in, relaxing and unwinding so arrive at your leisure (check in from 2pm). The formal party begins with the welcome reception between 4pm and 5pm. Enjoy a traditional Prosecco Afternoon Tea while you meet your fellow New Year revellers and the team of the Kingsmills Hotel. During the Welcome Reception we will take your dinner reservations to ensure a relaxed evening. Geoff and his brigade will prepare a delicious dinner for you to enjoy in our Inglis and Burns Restaurants, whilst listening to our resident pianist. After dinner enjoy music from our first new addition this year – Current Affairs. Your Hogmanay Gathering has begun! 

Classic Room at the Kingsmills Hotel

Wednesday 30th December 

Start your day with a hearty Scottish breakfast to sustain you while you explore our beautiful city. Our shuttle bus will take you the short ride to the city centre to enjoy the many attractions or simply to enjoy a bracing walk along the Ness. A buffet lunch will be served from 12noon – 2pm. Then at 2.00pm we leave for some ten pin bowling fun at Rollerbowl! Who will reign victorious? 

This evening we have something very special planned – at 7.30pm you will enjoy a sumptuous 4 course dinner in our Kingsmills Suite. After dinner, you’ll be kicking up your heels to the amazing live band – Dark Horse. Pack your dancing shoes! 

Thursday 31st December 

A leisurely Scottish breakfast will prepare you for this morning’s Family Highland Games – back by huge demand! It’s always great fun and you’ll work up an appetite for today’s tasty buffet lunch. This will be served from 11.30am. In the afternoon we will head off at 12.15pm by bus to Eden Court Theatre to enjoy this year’s panto – Cinderella! 

This evening’s festivities begin with cocktail and canapes at 7.30pm in our Conservatory and Lounge, followed by a truly gastronomic Gala Dinner. 5 courses with the Highlands prime Fillet Beef taking centre stage; a truly memorable feast.

After the sumptuous gala dinner let’s kick up our heels for the unmissable The Big Shoogle! Rest assured, by the early hours of 2021 you will be very familiar with the Scottish Hogmanay traditions. And of course we will also have our resident DJ to keep the celebrations going until 3am and a rousing rendition of “Auld Lang Syne”! With a glass of bubbly to toast “the bells”, you will bring in 2021 surrounded by friends, old and new, before the partying continues. To keep your energy up we will serve some Haggis, neeps and tatties – with a dram of course! 

Party goers celebrating New Years Eve

Friday 1st January 

Breakfast will be served from 9am – 11.00am for those who can’t wait to spring into 2021! Brunch will be served from 11am until 2pm for those who prefer a more gentle start to the day. The afternoon is all about fun and games……and some more fun! We will have our family treasure hunt and, as ever, some new games to keep you on your toes! Family honour is at stake here! We keep the afternoon moving along with a whisky challenge for the adults where you will try to match the taste with the distillery it’s made in. There will also be a magician performing magic for the kids to marvel. Activities will be wrapped up with the highly competitive traditional family quiz in the lounge. (We’ve already mentioned family honour?) 

This evening you will enjoy our Grand Buffet followed by our now-famous, unique and hilarious performance of something resembling a Pantomime! Written, produced, directed and starring our very own Kingsmills Team! Always a highlight and not to be missed! 

Today’s competitions will be rewarded at tonight’s Prize Giving Ceremony, and the evening will be rounded off with a real toe-tapping performance by Sandy Brechin and friends. Sandy will entertain you with traditional ceilidh music and some of his own original songs until 1am. 

Saturday 2nd January

After a tasty Scottish Breakfast, for some, it is time to say farewell and we wish you a safe journey home full of wonderful memories of your Highland Hogmanay. 

Exterior view of Inverness hotel


The prices below are inclusive of the ‘Hogmanay Gathering’ meals and entertainment: (based on 2 people sharing a room).

4 Night Hogmanay Gathering (sharing a twin or double Classic room) – £730 per adult

Children 11-16 years (sharing their parents room) – £490 per child

Children 4-10 years (sharing their parents room) – £360 per child

We welcome children 3 years and under for free. 


Should you wish to upgrade your stay during the Hogmanay Gathering you can do this for the following supplements.

Luxury, Garden and Classic 1785 Rooms – £15 per adult per night

Kingsclub Rooms – £30 per adult per night

Alternatively, don’t let you Hogmanay break in Scotland end here! 

New year getaways in Scotland are among the best. So why not stay on with us for Saturday 2nd January and Sunday 3rd January 2021 for only £69.50 per person, per night, dinner bed and breakfast, when you select to stay with us after your Highland Hogmanay Gathering. 

Get away this Hogmanay!

Want to find out more about our Hogmanay residential? Give us a call on 01463 257 134 and we would be delighted to help in any way we can. Alternatively, you can fill in the contact form below.

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