Christmas At Thistle Aberdeen Airport

At Thistle Aberdeen Airport we certainly know how to host the best Christmas celebrations. From party nights, gala dinners, traditional Christmas lunches or New Year’s Eve parties – whichever you choose, we’ll make it the most memorable Christmas for you.

So if you’ve been nominated to organise your work’s Christmas-do, family get-together or your friends are looking to you to organise a treat, then look no further!

Behind the scenes, our friendly staff are experienced at organising events that are seamlessly smooth, beautifully presented and charged with a joyful atmosphere. And at every good party there’s got to be great food! At Thistle the food always matches the occasion and our chefs are passionate about serving consistently delicious, fresh food from a mouth-watering range of menus.

At Thistle Aberdeen Airport an eventful and enjoyable Christmas and a very happy New Year is waiting for everyone!

Good honest seasonal food and drink

Raise your expectations because our winter menus are here to delight. Whether it’s a traditional Christmas party, lunch, or a gala dinner party, our chefs prepare every dish with the freshest ingredients sourced from the finest suppliers. And all our recipes include a large dash of culinary passion.

So enjoy the party season this Christmas and bon appétit!

Don’t book a taxi... book a room!

You’re having a great night so don’t let it end too soon, spend the night with us! With such great room rates and a hearty breakfast the following morning, let us look after you!

Packages Available

Take That Tribute Night

£27.00 per person including dinner and entertainment

£52.00 per person including dinner, entertainment and bed and breakfast*

Saturday 23rd November

Could it be Take That? Well it certainly sounds like them.

Enjoy this tribute night and disco. Celebrate Christmas in style with our live tribute band. It will be magic!

Mains

  • Roast turkey with all the festive trimmings.
  • Feta cheese and baby beetroot tart (v).

All served with a medley of vegetables and roast potatoes.


Dessert

  • Cocoa and marshmallow crème brûlée with a vanilla tuile wafer.

Followed by tea and coffee.

What you need to know...

  • 2 course meal.
  • Dinner served at 7.30pm.
  • *Price is per person per night and is based on 2 people sharing a standard twin or double room including breakfast and VAT.
  • Subject to availability.

Terms and conditions apply.

Early Bird Dinner Dance

£33.00 per person

Saturday 30th November

Live it up with Stone Cold Sober, one of the most entertaining and requested bands in the North East of Scotland. Playing rock, pop and traditional Scottish dance, guaranteed to fill the dance floor. Enjoy a rocking night and a 3 course dinner!

Starter

  • Lentil and chive soup (v).

Mains

  • Roast Scottish turkey with all the festive trimmings.
  • Honey roast gammon.
  • Wild mushroom Wellington (v).

All served with a medley of vegetables and roast potatoes.


Dessert

  • Winter berries pavlova with a heart of champagne jelly.

Followed by tea and coffee.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course meal and entertainment from our live band.
  • Dinner served at 7.30pm.
  • Why not stay overnight?
  • £30.00 per person including bed and breakfast.

Terms and conditions apply.

Disco Party Night

£32.00 per person

Friday 6th December

Come and dance the night away with our resident DJ. Playing the old classics right through to the latest chart hits. Enjoy our tempting 3 course dinner then hit the dance floor.

Starter

  • Tomato and basil soup (v).

Mains

  • Roast Scottish turkey with kilted sausage, skirlie, vegetables and roast potatoes.
  • Leek and spinach filo parcel (v).

Dessert

  • Trio of treats – blueberry panna cotta, cranachan basket and chocolate covered strawberry meringue.

Followed by tea and coffee.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course meal with disco.
  • Dinner served at 7.30pm.
  • Why not stay overnight?
  • £30.00 per person including bed and breakfast.

Terms and conditions apply.

Dinner Dance Party Night

£37.00 per person

Saturday 7th December

There are no limits, so dance the night away. Enjoy all the greatest hits of past and present from our live band The Limit. Of course Christmas isn’t complete without a sumptuous 3 course festive dinner!

Starters

  • Vegetable broth (v).
  • Cullen skink tartlet, rocket and caper salad with a sweet lemon dressing.

From the Carvery

  • Roast turkey with all the festive trimmings.
  • Honey roast gammon.
  • Goat’s cheese and red onion brioche (v).

All served with a medley of vegetables and roast potatoes.


Dessert

  • Vanilla snowball cheesecake.

Followed by tea and coffee.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course meal and entertainment from our live band.
  • Dinner served at 7.30pm.
  • Why not stay overnight?
  • £30.00 per person including bed and breakfast.

Terms and conditions apply.

Festive Family Lunch

£24.00 per adult
£12.00 per child aged 3–12 yrs
Children 2 yrs and under eat free

Sunday 15th December

Enjoy festive fun with children’s entertainment and a disco, of course that’s all after a delicious 3 course lunch including kids’ favourites. So there’s something for everyone. Tuck in.

Starters

  • Scotch broth (v).
  • Heinz tomato soup (v).
  • Chicken liver pâté with satsuma relish and oatcakes.

From the Carvery

  • Roast turkey with all the festive trimmings.
  • Honey roast gammon.
  • Cheesy pasta with roast cherry tomatoes (v).

All served with a selection of steamed and roasted vegetables, plus buttered baby and roast potatoes.


Children’s Menu

  • Chicken fillets.
  • Grilled sausages.
  • Baked beans.
  • Chips.

Desserts

  • Christmas pudding with brandy sauce.
  • Banoffee cheesecake.
  • Jelly and ice cream.

Followed by tea and coffee.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course lunch including children’s entertainment and disco.
  • Lunch served at 12.30pm.

Terms and conditions apply.

Disco Party Lunch

£22.00 per person

Friday 20th December

Anytime’s the right time to party. Enjoy a disco after a delicious 3 course lunch with our resident DJ playing the classics right through to the current chart hits, you’ll never be off the dance floor.

Starters

  • Lentil and ham soup.
  • Cream of roasted butternut squash soup (v).

Mains

  • Roast turkey with all the festive trimmings.
  • Honey roast gammon.
  • Ricotta and spinach tortellini (v).

All served with a medley of vegetables and roast potatoes.


Dessert

  • Hot apple and nutmeg strudel with custard.

Followed by tea and coffee.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course meal including disco.
  • Lunch served at 12.30pm.
  • Complimentary transport will be available into the city centre, prior booking is required.

Terms and conditions apply.

Dinner Dance Party Nights

£44.00 per person including half a bottle of wine

Friday 20th December – with Stone Cold Sober

Stone Cold Sober one of the most requested bands in the North East of Scotland. Playing rock, pop, indie and traditional Scottish dance and dance floor fillers.

Saturday 21st December – with 5th Avenue

Our live band 5th Avenue play a huge range of hits, from 60s rock and roll to Motown, right though to the latest chart hits.

Starters

  • Goat’s cheese and sun-dried tomatoes on soda bread (v).
  • Watercress and spinach soup with pea shoot foam (v).
  • Smoked salmon and dill mousse roulade on a Scottish oatcake.

From the Carvery

  • Roast turkey with all the festive trimmings.
  • Roast ribeye of beef.
  • Puy lentil and haloumi lattice bake (v).

All served with a medley of vegetables and roast potatoes.


Desserts

  • Boozy Christmas pudding with brandy cream sauce.
  • Baileys panna cotta on chocolate sponge base.

Followed by tea and coffee.


What you need to know...

  • 3 course meal with live entertainment.
  • Includes half a bottle of wine.
  • Dinner served at 7.30pm.
  • Why not stay overnight?
  • £30.00 per person including bed and breakfast.

Terms and conditions apply.

Christmas Day Lunch

£56.00 per adult
£48.00 per senior citizen
£29.00 per child aged 6–12 yrs
Children 5 yrs and under eat free

Wednesday 25th December

Enjoy a delicious 3 course Christmas lunch, the perfect way to relax and enjoy the festivities with your family.

Starters

  • Buttered chicken liver pâté with Christmas tree toast and port jelly.
  • King prawn and sun-dried tomato salad with caper bread. Scotch broth (v).

From the Carvery

  • Roast breast of turkey with all the festive trimmings.
  • Honey roast gammon.
  • Roast ribeye of Scottish beef with Yorkshire pudding.
  • Santa’s filo vegetable sacks (v).
  • Selection of steamed and roasted vegetables, plus roast and buttered baby potatoes.

Desserts

  • Warm pear and blueberry tart with egg nog custard.
  • Christmas pudding with brandy cream sauce.
  • Chocolate and coconut snowball cheesecake.

Followed by tea, coffee and Christmas cake.


Children’s Menu

  • Melon and strawberries or tomato soup (v).
  • Chicken fillets or grilled sausages, baked beans and chips.
  • Sweetie studded jelly sundae with wafers, ice cream and whipped cream.

What you need to know...

  • 3 course meal including a magician until 1.00pm.
  • Lunch served 12.30pm–1.15pm.
  • Santa Claus will be handing out presents in our foyer from 11.30am.
  • No need to rush home after lunch, stay and enjoy our disco until 4.00pm.

Terms and conditions apply.

Hogmanay Dinner Dance

£82.00 per person including dinner and entertainment
£117.00 per person including dinner, entertainment and bed and breakfast*

Tuesday 31st December

See in the New Year with great live music from Stone Cold Sober and our resident piper.

Starters

  • Haggis and caboc croquette on Glayva mayo dressed leaves.
  • Beetroot and calvados mousse with crispy leeks (v).
  • Gem leaf and tiger prawn salad.

Soup

  • Vegetable broth (v).

From the Carvery

  • Roast breast of turkey with all the festive trimmings.
  • Honey roast gammon.
  • Roast ribeye of Scottish beef with Yorkshire pudding.
  • Filo parcel filled with creamed leeks and emmental (v).

Selection of steamed and roasted vegetables, plus roast and buttered baby potatoes.


Desserts

  • Champagne glazed strawberry cheesecake with popping candy chocolate.
  • Baileys cream filled choux buns with hot butterscotch sauce and a brandy snap curl.

Followed by tea and coffee.

At the end of the night enjoy a hearty plate of stovies and oatcakes or macaroni cheese to send you on your way.

What you need to know...

  • 4 course dinner including entertainment. Arrive at 7.00pm.
  • Price includes half a bottle of wine per person.
  • No children under 12 yrs.
  • Evening finishes at 1.00am.
  • *Price is per person per night and is based on 2 people sharing a standard twin or double room including breakfast and VAT. Subject to availability.

Terms and conditions apply.

Pre-Order Wine List

White Wines

Borsari Inzolia, Italy £17.50

Typically Italian – delicate, engaging and elegant.

Luis Felipe Edwards Lot 66 Sauvignon Blanc, Chile £19.95

Its zingy, lemon-lime sorbet quality is perfect with poultry.

Kleine Zalze Bush Vines Chenin Blanc, South Africa £20.95

Award winner from the Rainbow Nation. Soft, creamy and exotic.

Red Wines

Arium Tempranillo-Garnacha Tinto Albali, Spain £17.50

Easy drinking Spanish. Full of cherries and plums.

Berri Estates Shiraz, South Eastern Australia £19.95

Brambles and warm spices. Great with winter warmers.

La Campagne Merlot, France £22.50

A rich and juicy southern French wine with a punch!

Rosé Wines

Vendange White Zinfandel, California, USA £18.95

Vibrant and juicy sweet summer strawberries. Delicious!

Corte Vigna Pinot Grigio Rosé, Italy £21.95

It’s Pinot Grigio. It’s pink. It’s soft. It’s easy.

Sparkling & Champagne

Prosecco Sant’ Orsola, Italy £25.50

Peachy soft, with a gentle fizz of apples and pears. A heavenly choice.

G.H. Mumm, France £45.00

Lovely bubbly!

For reserve BIN wines selection and other wines available to pre-order, please ask at booking. All wines are subject to availability and vintages may vary. If your chosen wine is not available, a suitable alternative will be provided. The AVB range of the wines on this list is 11%–15%.

Thistle Aberdeen Airport

Argyll Road
Aberdeen
Aberdeenshire
AB21 0AF

Tel: 0871 376 9001
Int Tel: +44 845 305 8301

Directions

From the A96, take the first exit at the roundabout onto Dyce Drive and follow signs for the Airport. At the second set of traffic lights, turn right into Argyll Road; Thistle Aberdeen Airport is first on the left. There are 350 car parking spaces available at a nominal daily charge.