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Christmas at New Lanark

Explore the history of New Lanark from its inception to the present day operation. Who owned the mills? How many people worked here? How did the mills operate? Discover the fascinating, and sometimes hidden history of the unique buildings that are the heart of New Lanark.

Delve into the life of New Lanark’s most famous Mill Manager, Robert Owen. From his beginnings as a Mill Manager in Manchester, to his vision of a better future for everyone.

New Lanark World Heritage Site, Scotland:

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 adult, 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 this season. You will feel like you have arrived in Lapland, as you enjoy ‘Christmas at the Mills’. 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, The Magic Shoes , brought to New Lanark by the Arkeen Theatre Company.

Based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, The Red Shoes, children and adults alike will love this fun tale featuring Jack, Rose, Rose's mum and the sneaky Shoemaker.

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 Party Lunch with Santa, offering a great day out for the family with lots of entertainment.

The team will be serving Festive Afternoon Tea with entertainment throughout the festive season aswell 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 information about Christmas Events at New Lanark World Heritage Site click here

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