"The Atholl Palace is one of my favourite places where each year we meet up with good friends and have fun. It's the perfect place to stay in a perfect setting with lovely people looking after us. What more could a person want?"
Christmas Holiday in ScotlandOur many regular customers for Christmas recognise the varied facets of our programme – blazing log fires, large, relaxing lounges around our giant tree, dramatic winter views all around and of course a welcoming smile as you arrive for your whisky liqueur. A pampered, but informal Christmas in elegant surroundings, now complemented by our indoor leisure and spa areas, our Museum of Hotel Life, and our many acres of attractive grounds full of interest as you walk – even in winter. What more can you ask for at Christmas?
For the Children
We do recognise how special a time Christmas is for the smaller ones and they will be spellbound with traditional Christmas stories on Christmas Eve.
We also have a games room and will be showing special family films in the screening room over the festive period.
Our formal programme starts with clarsach music this afternoon, whilst tea is served in the lounges. There will our special white chocolate drinks reception before dinner, which is an informal affair – no need to rush this evening.
Later on gather round the fire and be enchanted by traditional Christmas tales and songs with our storyteller Claire accompanied with her Celtic harp. Travel with her to faraway magical lands, celebrating the spirit of Christmas whatever your age!
Transport is available later on to the local watchnight services, and we serve hot chestnuts and mulled wine before you retire.
A leisurely breakfast from the buffet to start the day, and then perhaps a stroll around the grounds to view the Japanese Garden and the waterfalls, or a little further afield to the Black Spout Woods or even Loch Faskally. Before lunch there will be musical entertainment and a glass of Champagne, and Santa always manages to visit during lunch.
Once again no need to rush your traditional Christmas meal, there will be plenty!
Later on, we serve Christmas cake and tea and from 7pm a delightful fork buffet supper will be served at leisure, followed by traditional accordion music with Donnie Kennedy.
Today is your ideal chance to have a look at the surrounding Highlands.
By car we suggest Queens View, Bruar Falls and nearby House of Bruar, or Kenmore and the delights of Loch Tay, whilst more locally Moulin Village with its superb pub and micro brewery are an easy walk.
An early light lunch will be served, before transport leaves for our trip to the panto in Perth “Cinederella”.
Chef’s Hot Beef Buffet dinner later on is followed by some very traditional Jazz with Jim Petrie and Friends to complete the evening.