Get set, it’s nearly time, and New Lanark is getting organised.

On various dates throughout December, New Lanark World Heritage Site will be showcasing its spectacular Christmas at the Mills experience.
On various dates throughout December, New Lanark World Heritage Site will be showcasing its spectacular Christmas at the Mills experience.

There’s a lot going on at New Lanark this festive season, from festive lunches and dinners, to disco party nights, Christmas Carols and special visits from Santa Claus to help light up the eyes of every boy and girl.

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.

You will feel like you have arrived in Lapland, as you enjoy your ‘New Lanark Christmas Experience’ which starts on November 24. 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, Beauty And The Beastie, brought to New Lanark by the Arkeen Theatre Company. Based on the classic fairytale, children and adults alike will love this fun tale.

Be sure not to miss the Mill Shop Christmas Shopping Days which are taking place on Thursday,October 25 and Thursday, November 15 from 9am – 8pm. There will be 15 per cent off everything in store, 20 per cent off Joules items, and festive fizz and nibbles thrown in.

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.

Book your family party lunch with Santa, offering a great day out for the family with lots of entertainment.

The team will be serving festive afternoon tea’s with entertainment throughout the season as well as a traditional Christmas Day lunch, including a visit from Santa followed by Boxing Day celebrations.

You can also bring in the bells at New Year at New Lanark’s amazing Hogmanay Gala Dinner.

For more details on all the events visit the website at: http://www.newlanark.org/visitorcentre/christmas-events.shtml