Winter Festival – from Haggis to Reindeer
Now in its sixth year Oban’s Winter Festival is far from frozen. The action packed 10 day programme positively oozes fun, food and adventure. Befitting the ‘Seafood Capital of Scotland’ the theme this year is A Taste of Winter with a range of foodie events from Christmas markets to chocolate sampling and the now infamous National Haggis Festival held at Oban Distillery. The prestigious competition attracts butchers from all over Scotland and is backed by the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders. It coincides with the Whisky Festival at the distillery so visitors can eat and drink in the same venue! There are also cookery demonstrations from festival favourite Scott Davis, head chef at Michelin-starred Skye restaurant The Three Chimneys.
Alongside the regular events and festival highlights look out for the brand new Brolly March – ready for whatever the winter weather throws at festival goers this year. And there’s another surprise this year – the ‘extra festival Christmas tree’ will be something quite special – a final and fitting celebration of VisitScotland’s year of Architecture, Design and Innovation. It’s a closely guarded secret so you will just have to come along to see what will be unveiled!
Don’t miss the fireworks, the reindeers, Santa and his helpers and enjoy all that Oban and Lorn has to offer in the winter. With some great deals on accommodation and the towns many pubs and restaurants supporting the festival there’s a great atmosphere for all the family.
The festival opens on 18th November and closes on the 27th with venues throughout the town centre. Full details of the festival programme from www.obanwinterfestival.com