Things to do: events in the Cairngorms National Park
There are many events on offer throughout the year within the Cairngorms National Park. Here are a few that have caught our eye for the forthcoming months...
|10-11 November||North Hop||
Head to Macdonald Aviemore Resort for a feast of the senses as North Hop bring together some of the finest food, drink and music from across Scotland and possibly beyond…
The theme is après ski and the beers are already chilling (well brewing!) so round up the troops and assemble for another awesome weekend in Aviemore!
|November||Cairngorm Funicular Railway||Special Offer - £5 tickets during November. The funicular train runs daily – the first train leaves at 10:00am and the last train up is 3:00pm and they run every 20 minutes.|
|1 November - 29 March||Dalwhinnie Distillery||
To celebrate winning Best Distillery Tour Award 2017 Dalwhinnie are offering FREE winter tours with whisky & chocolate tastings this winter. A great place to stop and break the journey if you are coming from the south.
|2-30 December||Sleeping Beauty||Join Giggles the jester and his friends on thie truly magical and re-imagined tale - a fantastic family pantomime for everyone this Christmas in Aviemore (MacDonald Resort).
Tickets are available on the door up to 30 minutes before each show from the kiosk which also serves popcorn, soft drinks and sweets.
|16 December||Aviemore Santa Run||
Join Disability Snowsport for their Annual Aviemore Santa Run on Saturday 16th December 2017. It doesn’t matter if you run, jog, walk or are pushed, as long as you have fun! Everyone will be rewarded with a festive medal, a free mince pie and an activity bag for the children!
Choose the 1-mile fun run or a 5k run through Aviemore and around the Macdonald’s Aviemore Resort (both routes are wheelchair and buggy accessible – although assistance may be needed on the banking road into the resort).
|26-27 January||Aviemore Sled Dog Rally||The race is now the largest event of its kind in the UK, with over 1,000 sled dogs and 250 mushers. The race features teams of between two and eight dogs pulling their musher on a sled around a four to seven mile trail. If there’s no snow at ground level for the event, the races still go on with mushers using a three-wheeled rig that looks like a tricycle without a seat. There are eight adult classes and two children’s classes and mushers range from just 8 years old to over 60|
|2-4 February||Kingussie Food on Film Festival||The Kingussie Food on Film Festival returns in 2017 for an amazing tenth year! The three day foodie festival which runs from Friday 3rd February to Sunday 5th February 2017 has an exciting line up of foodie films, creative events and the return of the now infamous Food Hall – stocked full of artisan food producers displaying their fine creations|
|23-24 February||Groove Cairngorm||Headliners for the après-ski Big Top at The UK's only Snowsports Festival are 2MANYDJS who are set to bring their electrifying performance to the festival, Norman Jay MBE and Start to End bring there Daft Punks Discovery (Live!) show to Groove with their amazing 7 piece live interpretation of Daft Punk’s sophomore 2001 album ‘Discovery’.|
|21-15 March||The Aviemore Adventure Festival||The Aviemore Adventure Festival is an annual festival which celebrates the best of outdoor sports and adventure culture. Each year the programme is packed full of outdoor events, workshops, films and guest speaker talks with outdoor athletes, authors and adventurers.|