It may be cold in St Andrews in December but that doesn’t mean the town has nothing to offer. Warm yourself up by teeing off at one of the spectacular golf courses, getting your Christmas shopping finished or simply exploring and taking in the festive atmosphere. Here are a few more ideas to make your stay in St Andrews a memorable one.

The Byre Theatre

It’s behind you! Start off your holiday season celebrations with a showing of Mother Goose at the Byre Theatre. The whole family will be entertained by Mother Goose’s adventures in trying to save Fantasia from evil. The panto will be on at the theatre from November 28th and all through December. The theatre will also be hosting the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) on December 18th. The SCO will perform a mix of contemporary and ancient music which focus on the Virgin Mary. The programme includes Sally Beamish’s enchanting In the Stillness and Cecilia McDowell’s special Ava Regina.

If you’re looking to escape reminders of the festive season, the Byre Theatre is showing classic French cinema as part of the 2019 French Film Festival, the Hunchback of Notre Dame is one of the films on the agenda.

St Andrews Art Club

Immerse yourself in the wonderful paintings produced by St Andrew’s Art Club. As part of their Winter Exhibition the Art Club’s members will be showcasing their works between Saturday 7th and Saturday 14th December. Founded in 1959 the Club has earned itself a reputation for the standard of work produced by its members.

Christmas Party Night

Get into the festive spirit by joining Fife’s number one commercial radio station Kingdom FM at their Christmas Party night at Rothes Hall. Situated half hour from St Andrews in Glenrohes, Rothes Hall is an entertainment venue located next to the Kingdom shopping centre. The Christmas Party Nights will take place on 13th and 14th December and includes a drinks reception, live band, photo booth and a tasty three course meal.

Wreath Making Workshops

The Balgrove Larder is famous for its passion for locally produced foods and presents the best of Scottish ingredients in the farm shop, café and steak barn. Visit the Larder during your December stay and you won’t be disappointed by the array of delicious produce. If you’re planning on spending Christmas in St Andrews, look no further than the Blagrove Larder to cater for all your Christmas essentials. You can sample what the Larder has to offer if you sign up for their Wreath making workshop on either 7th or 14th December. Gift yourself something to be proud of and join floral experts to create a beautiful wreath made from local greenery. What better way to remember your stay in St Andrews?

Local Heritage

A visit to St Andrews would not be complete without learning about what used to be Scotland’s largest site of its kind – St Andrews Cathedral. The museum has an impressive collection of artefacts recovered from the site and you can take in breath-taking views from St Rules Tower. After your visit to the Cathedral, dig a little bit deeper into St Andrew’s past and take a tour of St Andrews Castle.

December in St Andrews is packed full of festive things to do – which events will be in your December diary?

Why not stay with us and experience our amazing Coach Houses, or take our lodge with it’s private hot tub for that extra dab of luxury. More at https://www.standrewscoachhouses.co.uk/

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