Close up shot of Christmas Tree with lights and gold baubles

Things to do on Islay this Christmas

Traditional cake wrapped in tartan ribbon at a Christmas Fayre
Pizza surrounded by Christmas decorations
Colourful fireworks against dark sky

Festive Things To Do On Islay

Islay is a truly magical Scottish island, and even more so at Christmastime. The streets and houses are lit with twinkling lights and all is merry and bright. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best festive things to do on Islay. We wish you a very happy Christmas and Hogmanay!

Local Christmas Events

From Christmas Fayres and Carol Services to Ceilidhs and other celebrations, there are many local festive things to do on Islay. And visitors to the island are welcome to come along and celebrate with us.  See the Islay Event Calendar for some ideas.

Festive Dining

Whether you’re having a romantic dinner, getting together with a few friends, or planning the office party, the festive season is a time to feast! Join us at Peatzeria Restaurant and enjoy our delicious Christmas menu.

Warm up with a Whisky

At Peatzeria. we have a wide selection of whiskies to keep you warm this winter. Our island is famous for its peaty, smoky whiskies, made to warm the cockles of your heart.

Get Cosy at Tarbert House

If you’re looking for Islay accommodation for your stay this festive season, we still have some availability at Tarbert House. This cosy B&B is the perfect place to snuggle up when it’s cold outside. (Plus, when you stay at Tarbert House, you get 10% off here at Peatzeria!)

Celebrate Hogmanay

Hogmanay is the Scots word for our New Year celebrations and it’s one of the best festive things to do on Islay. Come along to Bowmore Pier at midnight, as the bells of the Round Church and a spectacular fireworks display welcome in the year 2019. The perfect way to experience a traditional Scottish Hogmanay with friends old and new!

Girl in hat and scarf playing in the snow
Close up shot of Christmas Tree with lights and gold baubles
Whisky bottle and glass in front of Christmas lights

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