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Reindeer Parade Crathes Castle

The annual reindeer parade with Santa at Crathes Castle in Banchory which forms part of the Aberdeenshire National Trust For Scotland 12 Days of Christmas events

This takes place on Saturday the 6 and Sunday the 7 December 2014. Santa will parade his sleigh, pulled by the Cairngorms reindeer, from the visitor centre down to Crathes Castle.

Christmas Reindeer Parade Crathes Castle Banchory Aberdeenshire









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There is also Christmas entertainment such as hot chestnut sellers, festive food in the restaurant, walks in the walled garden and themed entertainment like carol singing and period costumed staff in the buildings.

traditional hot chestnut sellers














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Children can visit Father Christmas and get close up to his reindeer.

Father Christmas pulled on sleigh by reindeer in woods with snow



Tickets can be purchased at the booth by the car park. Though NTS members usually get free admission there is still a charge for this day due to the additional entertainment. Included in the price is something to eat and drink in the Castle kitchen after a tour. This is usually mince pies and a non-alcoholic mulled spiced drink.

Victorian costumes outside crathes castle scotland



More Aberdeen Christmas Events.

Santa being pulled by reindeer on sleigh







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