- Keith Yahl-Callander
Try something special this year and consider a Christmas break far away from holiday stress. Scotland can be beautiful around the holidays and you might even get a "White Christmas”. Many of the hotels throughout Scotland stay open just for people that want a fun, relaxing get away. Just think what a holiday it would be if you didn't have to cook the Christmas dinner or the washing up. Long relaxing walks, holiday cheer and no commitments or responsibilities make for the perfect Christmas.
Peebles Hydro has a great Christmas package at the Scottish Borders in Peebles, Scotland. Make hotel reservations at 01721 720602 for a luxurious break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Their Christmas Break package gets rolling when you check in on December 24th and completes on December 27th with check out. Additional details can be viewed at www.peebleshydro.co.uk/holidays/christmas_breaks.html.
Your pampered stay begins with sparkling wine and hot mince pies. The afternoon is filled with holiday activities and during the evening children will enjoy table tennis and Dizzi the Clown. Adult entertainment includes dancing after dinner in the hotel ballroom.
Each day provides numerous activities such as family walks through the forest, extra special lunches, table tennis contests, games and dancing with eloquent holiday dinning.
The Four Seasons Hotel
The Fours Seasons Hotel packs up quickly around the Christmas holiday, so they advise you to get your reservations in early. The hotel is situated in a relaxing Lochside setting at the St Fillans village.
Activities start on 23rd of December with a four course meal of delicious entrees. Mulled wine is served on the 24th with a fine meal prepared by the team and chef of the Meall Reamhar Restaurant. During the evening, you may enjoy the Watchnight service held in St Fillans village.
Christmas dinner includes the "Meltith" with tasty trimmings and five courses. Reservations can be made at 01764 685 333. The website is located at www.thefourseasonshotel.co.uk/short-breaks-scotland/christmas-breaks/.
As you can see Christmas breaks in Scotland hotels are pretty special and best of all no cooking or clean up.