Fun Things to Do in Scotland in December


Looking for the perfect way to end 2023 on a high? Then it’s time to get planning your festive break in Scotland!

Scotland in December is as beautiful a month as any, with its own subtle charms, and year-topping highlights you won’t forget. There’s festive atmosphere galore, perfect cosy retreats and bright winter days. Think of the crunch of winter frost under your feet while enjoying a beautiful country walk, or feeling your cheeks warm up as you sit by a pub fire while a delicious meal is being prepared for you. Scotland guarantees you a fabulous festive season!

Here’s some inspiration…

Christmas Markets and Festivals

We can’t talk about all the things to do in Scotland in December without highlighting our fantastic Christmas markets, which you can find across the country. Think of twinkling lights all around, with the smell of your favourite winter food & drinks wafting in the air and get into the festive spirit with some Christmas shopping.

Stay in a festive castle for Christmas

Surely one of the best things to do in Scotland in December must be to stay in a magical castle? Many castles offer Christmas packages, for a special holiday you won’t forget!

IRN-BRU Carnival

Curl up and watch a Christmas Rom-Com

Christmas at the Botanics

Husky Sled Rides in the Highlands

Visit Santa and his reindeer

Enjoy World-Class Snowsports

Immerse yourself in unforgettable Hogmanay celebrations