Dumfries House is gearing up to host a huge range of festive events this year.

Favourites such as Santa's Grotto and the fine dining experience will return to the estate for 2022.

Youngsters will be able to see Father Christmas himself, along with his trusty elves, as they make their way through the East Ayrshire estate.

"We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting an exquisite range of festive events for visitors of all ages at Dumfries House this Christmas," said a representative.

"Situated in the heart of East Ayrshire, and easily accessible from Glasgow (a 40-minute drive) and Edinburgh (a 90-minute drive), the popular events give guests the opportunity to see the beautiful 18th-Century country house dressed for the festive season, while enjoying sumptuous food prepared by the estate’s award-winning chefs.

"Why not make it a night to remember by staying overnight at the exclusive five star Dumfries House Lodge? — £160 per double room, including breakfast."

Events include:

  • Candlelit Tour of Dumfries House with Deluxe Festive Dining (December 2, 3, 9 and 10) — £89.50pp
  • Christmas Family Lunch Gathering (December 4 and 11) — £42.50pp/£21.50 per child (aged 5-12).
  • Candlelit Tour of Dumfries House with Festive Dining (December 15, 18 and 19) — £74.50pp
  • Supper Club Christmas Gala Dinner (December 16 and 17) — £140pp
  • Candlelit Tour of Dumfries House (December 6, 7, 12 and 13) — £27.50pp

More information will be available across the Dumfries House Facebook page in the coming weeks.

 Bookings can be made via tinyurl.com/bookDHnow