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Christmas days out at New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark Christmas

Christmas is coming to New Lanark! Why not join us for a magical day out this Festive season? Visit Santa in his cosy grotto and find out if you're on the naughty or nice list! There will be Christmas crafts and all children will receive a special Christmas gift from Santa Claus! Your ticket includes entry to the festive 'Spirit of Christmas Ride' and full access to New Lanark’s award-winning Visitor Centre!

Light up the eyes of every child (and adult alike) at an afternoon with Santa at New Lanark Mill Hotel.  Enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch in the Robert Owen Suite, where children will enjoy exciting party games and music and there will be an extra special visit from Santa with a Christmas gift for every girl and boy.

To kick things off, join us for our Shopping Night on Thursday the 21st of November for 15% off of everything in store! There will be fizz, mince pies, raffles, competitions and so much more on offer! We'll be open from 9am until 8pm, so don't miss out on this great chance to get Christmas sorted early!

You may feel like you have arrived in Lapland, as you enjoy your ‘New Lanark Christmas Experience’. New Lanark’s magical location, resembling a giant toy factory silently nestled at the foot of the Clyde valley, creates the perfect backdrop for a magical family day out and Christmas festivities for young and old this season. Your ticket includes the Spirit of Christmas Ride, which will take you on a magical journey into Christmas, on a sparkling festive ride. Meet your guide, Holly, who will tell you all about Christmas past and present before visiting Santa’s Grotto and enjoying some Festive arts and crafts. Santa’s elves are also planning some fun activities too.

As part of your festivities, make sure you book this year's fun-filled pantomime, Wee Red Fae the Woods, brought to New Lanark by the Arkeen Theatre Company. Join us for a magical journey as your favourite fairytale comes to life in a fun-packed pantomime for the whole family. Find out the secret ingredient that gives the forest animals the strength of a bear, the wisdom of the owl and the cunning of a fox. Rap, dance, shout and blow the house down! 

Meanwhile, The Mill Hotel has all your catering needs wrapped up with Festive lunches and dinners served throughout December. Book your Christmas party nights with fabulous food and great entertainment or come along to Carols by Candlelight, an enchanting evening with Strathaven Choral Society. The team will be serving Festive Afternoon Tea with entertainment throughout the festive season aswell as a traditional Christmas Day lunch followed by Boxing Night celebrations. You can also bring in the bells at New Year at New Lanark’s amazing Hogmanay Gala Dinner or enjoy New Year’s Day Carvery Dinner & Quiz. We also have Christmas or New Year Residential packages to take advantage of, aswell as short breaks.

Our Makers Markets return for the Christmas season featuring the best of Scottish Makers, Crafters, Artists and Designers. Whether you are looking for gifts, homeware or just a special something for yourself, you'll be sure to find something you'll love at New Lanark Makers Market. The markets will be held throughout the end of November and December in the indoor Exhibition Gallery on Level 2 of Mill 2. 

For more information about Christmas Events at New Lanark World Heritage Site click here.