Nestled within the heart of Scotland’s coastal treasure, Fairmont St Andrews stands as a beacon of luxury, sophistication, and breathtaking natural beauty.
This distinguished five-star coastal retreat sprawls over a majestic 520-acre estate, commanding panoramic vistas that stretch far and wide, showcasing the picturesque medieval town of St Andrews. As the year draws to a close and the anticipation of the festive season fills the air, Fairmont St Andrews is delighted to unveil its magnificent 2023 festive program, promising an enchanting experience like no other.
The resort, renowned for its opulence and warm Scottish hospitality, has meticulously curated a winter wonderland that beckons guests to step into a world of pure magic and indulgence. From luxurious holiday escapes that cocoon you in comfort to culinary creations that tantalize the taste buds, and a spellbinding circus extravaganza to welcome the New Year, Fairmont St Andrews has left no stone unturned to ensure that this festive season is nothing short of extraordinary.
Prepare to be enchanted, as you embark on a journey filled with exceptional offerings that guarantee an unforgettable celebration amidst the backdrop of this historic and captivating season.
A Christmas Retreat in the Scottish Countryside
For those in search of a truly unforgettable Christmas escape, Fairmont St Andrews presents a special two-night Christmas package, spanning from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day. Delight in the festivities, including sumptuous feasts at the Squire Restaurant, the comforting embrace of traditional mulled wine and mince pies, and a breathtaking serenade by the St Andrew Musical Society Choir. All of this is set against the backdrop of the resort’s stylish and snug surroundings.
This Hogmanay, Fairmont St Andrews invites guests to embark on an extraordinary journey to a world of magic, mystery, and imagination as the enchanting Circus of Illusion takes centre stage. Be captivated by acrobats, stilt walkers, illusionists, and more as they mesmerize with a fusion of circus acts, dance, mesmerizing illusions, and heart-pounding music.
After the spectacle, step outside the Atrium for a dazzling firework display, accompanied by a refreshing glass of Moet & Chandon Champagne. To top it all off, guests can rejuvenate with a revitalizing spa treatment and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the stunning coastal path walk.
A Month of Festive Delights
Throughout the entire month of December, Fairmont St Andrews will be hosting a myriad of special festive events and dining options, designed to embrace the holiday spirit and create lasting memories.
Executive Chef Ian Syme, a culinary virtuoso, showcases the finest locally sourced ingredients, including delectable Scottish seafood, succulent roast Tweed Valley beef, and smoked Finnan haddock. The Squire restaurant will become a haven for epicureans, where guests can watch Fairmont St Andrews’ master Italian chefs create fresh pasta in a live demonstration and order risotto prepared in a cheese wheel, right before their eyes.
Experience an Opulent Festive Afternoon Tea
Fairmont St Andrews’ Executive Pastry Chef Jonathan Belford and his talented team have conjured up a magical Christmas-themed afternoon tea, brimming with delectable seasonal delights. Served in the enchanting Atrium Lounge, bathed in the ethereal glow of the renowned Zephyr sculpture, it’s the perfect setting to immerse oneself in the festive spirit.
Throughout December, Father Christmas and his merry band of elves will make special appearances at Fairmont St Andrews on select dates, spreading joy and Christmas cheer to all who visit the Grotto. Each child will have the privilege of spending precious time with Santa himself, and they will receive a delightful Christmas gift to remember this enchanting encounter.
A Grand Illumination: The Christmas Light Turn On
On the evening of Saturday, December 2nd, Fairmont St Andrews will be aglow with the brilliance of Christmas lights, ignited by a special guest donned in the iconic red suit. This year, guests can also peruse luxury retail pop-up stalls within the Atrium, ideal for starting their Christmas shopping while being serenaded by the St Andrews Musical Society Choir. It’s an evening of merriment and treats at the Festive Tuck Shop.
Fairmont St Andrews’ Christmas Light Turn On commences at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 2nd, with the market stalls open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This enchanting event is free for all to attend.
An Evening of Glamour at the Casino Christmas Party
On the night of Saturday, December 16th, Fairmont St Andrews will transform into a stylish casino for a single, glittering night. With two casino tables and a live DJ, it promises an evening of lively festive entertainment. Alongside the casino thrills, guests can savour an exceptional three-course meal, featuring delicacies like chicken liver parfait, roast bronze turkey, and St Andrews Bay tidy.
Tickets for this glamorous Casino Christmas Party are priced at £79.00 per person and include a sumptuous three-course plated dinner, as well as half a bottle of house wine. For an extra touch of luxury, consider adding on a delightful overnight stay with breakfast for £285.00 per room per night. This package includes a full Scottish breakfast and access to the spa and leisure facilities, all subject to availability and terms and conditions.
Revitalize Body, Mind, and Soul at the Fairmont Spa
Featuring ten thoughtfully designed Scottish-themed treatment rooms, including a couple’s suite and a dedicated male grooming room, the Fairmont Spa promises a premium wellness experience. During the festive season, the Fairmont Spa introduces two new treatments: the Positivity Ritual and the Restful Ritual.
The Positivity Ritual has been meticulously crafted to uplift the spirit, alleviate stress, and restore natural beauty. Meanwhile, the Restful Ritual is a bespoke treatment designed to promote a peaceful night’s sleep, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated in the morning.
In conclusion, Fairmont St Andrews’ 2023 festive season offerings promise a truly magical experience, with a rich tapestry of enchanting events, culinary delights, and wellness experiences. Whether you’re seeking a luxurious Christmas retreat, an unforgettable New Year’s celebration, or an array of festive treats, Fairmont St Andrews invites you to indulge in the splendour of the season amidst the picturesque backdrop of St Andrews’ medieval charm. Embrace the magic, create cherished memories, and immerse yourself in the warmth of Scottish hospitality.