Grab Christmas by the antlers and kick off your family’s festive celebrations at National Trust for Scotland’s Castle Fraser near Dunecht, where the team are cranking up the time machine to transport visitors back to Christmases past on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 December.
Santa’s dropping by in fine style – he’s arriving by horse and carriage no less!
Toast the big event with a warming mug of mulled punch, and spread some Christmas cheer with some carol singing.
Then Castle Fraser will transport you back in time to get a taste of Christmas from Victorian and Tudor times.
There’s lots of festive fun for all ages as re-enactors in period costume bring the past to life before your eyes.
Get hands on with some seasonal sword fighting in the Great Hall, try some traditional Victorian games in the Library or see the Rhynie Wifies for some Christmas crafts.
Senior Assistant at Castle Fraser, Catriona Skene, said:“Experience the true magic of Christmas at Castle Fraser with the festivities of times gone by. Fun for all ages, through the ages!”
The event runs on December 13 and 14 from 11am until 4pm.
Santa’s horse and carriage parade takes place at 12.30pm each day.
Tickets are priced £8 for adults and £5 for children with a family ticket priced at £20.
Buy online at www.nts.org.uk/Events/Castle-Fraser-Garden-and-Estate/Christmas-through-the-Ages/. For further information please call 0844 493 2164.
Castle Fraser is an atmospheric baronial castle dating back to the 15th century and was the ancestral home of the Fraser family.
Built in 1575, the present castle contains an evocative Great Hall which, with its striking simplicity, convincingly takes you back in time.