Christmas At Thistle Aberdeen Altens

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

Exclusive private dining

If you are looking for an evening with a bit more intimacy, we have a range of banqueting suites to suit all party sizes.

Please ask about our private banqueting suites available throughout December by calling our Events Team on 01224 244603.

Sole use of the Albyn Suite catering for 25–40 guests.

Sole use of the Ballroom catering for 180–220 guests.

A disco is available at an additional cost or you can create your own entertainment.

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

Christmas Disco Party Nights

START THE PARTY EARLY IN STYLE THIS CHRISTMAS.

Starters

  • Lentil soup with herb croutons served with a crusty bread roll (v).

Mains

  • Roast turkey with pan jus, chipolatas, skirlie and cranberry sauce.
  • Spinach and goat’s cheese nut roast with cranberries (v).

All served with Brussel sprouts, roasted root vegetables, roast and new potatoes.


Desserts

  • Ginger and clementine cheesecake with a berry compote.

Tea and coffee with after-dinner mints.

Dates and Prices

From £29.00 per person

Friday 21st November
Saturday 22nd November
Friday 28th November
Saturday 29th November 

Your party started

  • 7.00pm–1.00am
  • 3 course meal with a glass of wine
  • Dinner served at 7.30pm
  • Disco
  • Finish 1.00am

Stay over

  • From £38.00 - single occupancy
  • From £43.00 - double occupancy
  • Rates are inclusive of breakfast and subject to availability

Thistle insider

DON’T EVACUATE THE DANCE FLOOR

Let your good time roll on and on, book a room and enjoy a lie in with breakfast on us. A perfect start to the morning after.


CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS?

Robust reds and chilled whites are Christmas classics. Shake up your festive drink choices when it’s time to play, from iced Mojitos to Margaritas.


  • Smaller parties may be asked to share a table.
  • Large car park available free of charge.

Christmas Band Party Nights

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN STYLE WITH ONE OF OUR FANTASTIC BANDS AND ENJOY A 4 COURSE PLATED MEAL.

Starters

  • Smoked salmon roulade with dill and horseradish cream and toasted focaccia fingers.

Soup

  • Lentil soup with herb croutons served with a crusty bread roll (v).

Mains

  • Roast turkey with pan jus, chipolatas, skirlie and cranberry sauce.
  • Spinach and goat’s cheese nut roast with cranberries (v).

All served with Brussel sprouts, roasted root vegetables, roast and new potatoes.


Desserts

  • Ginger and clementine cheesecake with a berry compote.

Tea and coffee with after-dinner mints.

Dates and Prices

From £44.00 per person

December

Friday 5th – Paradise J
Saturday 6th – The Cubes
Friday 12th – Jive Candy
Saturday 13th – Jive Candy
Friday 19th – 5th Avenue
Saturday 20th – 5th Avenue 

Your party started

  • 7.00pm–1.00am
  • 4 course meal with entertainment
  • Dinner served at 7.30pm
  • Band at 9.00pm
  • Finish 1.00am

Stay over

  • From £50.00 - single occupancy
  • From £55.00 - double occupancy
  • Rates are inclusive of breakfast and subject to availability

Thistle insider

LIGHT UP THE ROOM

To add an extra special finish, sweep a little shimmer to the brow bone, cheeks and down the centre of the nose to illuminate the face.


  • Smaller parties may be asked to share a table.
  • Large car park available free of charge.

Christmas Lunch In An Hour

WHY NOT GET OUT OF THE OFFICE AND JOIN US FOR A PRIVATE CHRISTMAS LUNCH? YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES CAN RELAX AND ENJOY A FANTASTIC LUNCH IN AN HOUR.

Starters

  • Lentil soup with herb croutons served with a crusty bread roll (v).

Mains

  • Roast turkey with pan jus, chipolatas, skirlie and cranberry sauce.
  • Spinach and goat’s cheese nut roast with cranberries (v).

All served with Brussel sprouts, roasted root vegetables, roast and new potatoes.


Desserts

  • Ginger and clementine cheesecake with a berry compote. 

Dates and Prices

£13.50 per person 2 courses

£18.00 per person 3 courses

Available throughout December excluding Christmas Day 

Your party started

  • For more information or to make a reservation please call us on 01224 244603

Thistle insider

LET’S DO LUNCH

Christmas is a busy, busy time and everyone’s calendars get full to bursting. So you may want to swap a party night for a lunch and enjoy the festive spirit with all the trimmings.


MEN CAN SHINE TOO!

OK, so you may not opt for a gold suit, but it is the season to up the style stakes. So add a rich texture or dash of shine to traditional dark colours.


SHINE ON

Sleek or tumbling curls, whatever your look, use a smoothing heat protection spray before styling. This gives you enviable, head turning shine.


  • Large car park available free of charge.

Thursday & Sunday Party Nights

WINE AND DINE IN STYLE THIS CHRISTMAS.

Starters

  • Lentil soup with herb croutons served with a crusty bread roll (v).

Mains

  • Roast turkey with pan jus, chipolatas, skirlie and cranberry sauce.
  • Spinach and goat’s cheese nut roast with cranberries (v).

All served with Brussel sprouts, roasted root vegetables, roast and new potatoes.


Desserts

  • Ginger and clementine cheesecake with a berry compote.

 Tea and coffee with after-dinner mints 

Dates and Prices

£22.00 per person 

Available every Thursday and Sunday throughout November and December*

Your party started

  • 6.30pm–12.30am
  • 3 course meal
  • Dinner served at 7.00pm
  • Disco
  • Finish 12.30am

Stay over?

  • From £50.00 - single occupancy
  • From £55.00 - double occupancy
  • Rates are inclusive of breakfast and subject to availability.

Thistle insider

DANCE! DANCE! DANCE!

We have some amazing DJs to round off your perfect party, with dancefloor classics that keep that glitter ball rolling all night long.


THE PERFECT EXCUSE TO PARTY!

Now’s the time, round up your friends and have a good time, Christmas provides the perfect excuse, so start emailing dates.


  • *Excluding Christmas Day. Dates are subject to availability.
  • Smaller parties may be asked to share a table.
  • Large car park available free of charge.

Christmas Day Carvery Lunch

A FUN FILLED DAY FOR ALL THE FAMILY, WITH PARTY POPPERS, HATS AND CRACKERS. JOIN US FOR A GRAND CHRISTMAS BUFFET.

Starters

  • Smoked salmon roulade with dill and horseradish cream and toasted focaccia fingers.

Children’s starter

  • Melon cocktail.

Soup

  • Lentil soup with herb croutons served with a crusty bread roll (v).

Mains - Carvery

  • Roast turkey with pan jus, chipolatas, skirlie and cranberry sauce.
  • Roast rib-eye of Angus beef, pan jus and Yorkshire pudding.
  • Vegetable nut roast with a tomato fondue (v).

All served with Brussel sprouts, roasted root vegetables, roast and new potatoes.


Desserts

  • Trio of desserts.

Children's Desserts

  • Ice cream sundae. 

Tea and coffee with mince pies 

Dates and Prices

£52.50 per adult 

£24.50 per child 

£10.50 per child under 2 years 

Thursday 25th December 

Your party started

  • Join us from 12.30pm for a welcome drink
  • 4 course lunch with festive novelties
  • Lunch will be served at 1.00pm
  • A present from Santa for all children under 12 years
  • A disco and lots of fun for all until 5.00pm

Thistle insider

BELIEVE!

Santa’s not stuck up the chimney, you’ll find him giving away presents with family Christmas dinners, we even offer plenty of parking for sleighs and reindeer.


  •  Large car park available free of charge.

Hogmanay Gala Ball With 5th Avenue

THE ULTIMATE SETTING TO BRING IN THE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS, DANCING TO THE BAND ‘5TH AVENUE’ UNTIL 1.30AM.

Starters

  • Smoked salmon roulade with dill and horseradish cream and toasted focaccia fingers.

Soup

  • Lentil soup with herb croutons served with a crusty bread roll (v).

Mains

  • Prime Scottish fillet with parsnip creamed potatoes, green vegetables and peppercorn sauce.
  • Vegetarian haggis ravioli with a whisky cream sauce (v)

Dessert

  • Trio of desserts.

 Cheese

  • Cheese platter for the table. 

Tea and coffee with tablet

Dates and Prices

£140.00 per adult Residential

£24.50 per child Non-Residential 

Wednesday 31st December 

Your party started

  • Dress code: black tie or highland dress
  • 7.30pm drinks reception
  • 8.00pm 5 course sit-down meal. Includes half a bottle of wine per person
  • Dancing to the band 5th Avenue until 1.30am
  • Stovies will be served from 12.30am

Stay over?

  • £140.00 - single occupancy
  • New Year’s Day breakfast served until 1.00pm and a late check out until 2.00pm
  • Upgrades are available at an additional price. Subject to availability

Thistle insider

SPARKLE AS BRIGHT AS THE LIGHTS

A hint of glitter, subtle shine or a flash of gold, all go just perfectly with classic black. Create an outfit made for celebrating this season.


  • This event is not suitable for children under 16 years.
  • Smaller parties may be asked to share a table.
  • Large car park available free of charge.

Stonehaven Package

THE UNIQUE WAY TO SEE IN THE NEW YEAR!

Stonehaven package

From £99.00 per person

  • This includes accommodation, wristbands to the event, transport to and from the hotel and stovies on return.

Brasserie

£19.95 per person
£14.95 per child under 12 years

  • Enjoy a delicious 3 course meal in our Brasserie.

Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming events

  • Like us on Facebook.com/thistlealtens
  • Follow us on Twitter @thistleabz

 

Your party started

  • Bus pick up times: 
  • Hotel – 9.00pm
  • Stonehaven – 1.00am
  • 1.30am stovies will be served on your return to the hotel
  • Brasserie open from 5.30pm until 8.30pm

Package includes

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Wristband
  • Transport to and from Stonehaven
  • Stovies
  • New Year’s Day breakfast served until 1.00pm and a late check-out until 2.00pm
  • Price is dependant on room type available. Subject to availability

Thistle insider

SHOW ME THE WAY

Most Thistle hotels are ideally located near tube or train links, we’re also happy to organise taxis in advance or late room availability, zzz…


EAT AND BE MERRY

We cater for everyone, so just check if anyone has any allergies or special dietary requirements. We’ll make sure everyone’s included in the good times.


  • This event is suitable for children of all ages. To make a table reservation please call us on 01224 244603.
  • We do advise that all table reservations are made in advance.
  • Large car park available free of charge.

Thistle Aberdeen Altens

Souterhead Road Aberdeen
Aberdeen
Grampian
AB12 3LF

Tel: 0871 376 9002
Int Tel: +44 845 305 8302