40+ Fabulously Festive events in Caithness for 2022


After a couple of years of muted Christmas events and celebrations, I think it’s fair to say that all festive celebrations are back in force for 2022! I’ve rounded up a guide to the festive markets, late night shopping and other events planned in Caithness over November and December 2022. From fun-runs to theatre, ceilidhs to craft workshops, there’s a lot going on! Simply expand the sections to see what is going on week by week!

If you are organising an event which is not currently on the list, please drop an email with the details to to hello@ahighlandblend.com and I’ll get it added ASAP.

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9th November: Christmas Fete @ Seaview Care Home, Wick, 6-9pm

10th November: Christmas Shopping Event at Puldagon Farm near Wick, 6-9pm

11th November: Katie Squires Pre Christmas Art Sale @ her home, 6-9pm. More details available here

11th November: JA Mackay late night shopping until 8pm: Tastings, special offers, goody bags, hamper orders created on the night!

12th November: Wick Market @High Street, 10am - 4pm

12th November: Late Night Shopping Evening at Puffin Croft til 7pm – For every £5 spent in the shop you can earn an entry voucher to the farm which can be redeemed any time up until the 31st March 2023!

13th November: Forss Christmas Market, Forss Hall 10-4

18th November & 19th November: Kelly Munro Annual Pop-Up Shop @ Norseman Hotel, Wick (4-9pm Friday, 10am -5pm Saturday)

18th November: Christmas Shopping Night @ East Caithness Community Facility, Wick, 6-9pm

19th November: Watten Craft and Local Produce Fair at Watten Hall, 11am – 3pm

19th November: Lybster Primary Christmas Fayre  at Lybster Community Hall from 12pm

19th November: Late Night Shopping Evening at Puffin Croft til 7pm – For every £5 spent in the shop you can earn an entry voucher to the farm which can be redeemed any time up until the 31st March 2023!

20th November: Charity fashion show and Local Christmas shopping event @M&Co Wick 2pm, in aid of North Highlands Women’s wellness hub. Tickets are £5 and can be purchased in-store.

Candlelit festive tree with golden bauble.
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24th November: JA Mackay late night shopping until 8pm: Tastings, special offers, goody bags, hamper orders created on the night!

24th November: Christmas Market evening @ the Park Hotel, Thurso, 6-9pm

25th November: Ortak John O Groats VIP shopping event 4-8pm. £20 PER ticket which includes a goody bag worth £44, a cup of warming hot chocolate, and 20% off all jewellery

26th November: Wick Fun Day 12-4pm (Santas Grotto, Umbrella Parade, Stalls, Christmas Lights turn on)

26th November: Canisbay Christmas Fayre at Canisbay Hall, 1-3pm

26th November: Stacks Deli, John O Groats - Festive Shopping Evening! Booking essential via Stacks Website, £5 per head which includes mulled wine, and a portion of Grandad Fred’s steamed sponge pudding

26th November: Late Night Shopping Evening at Puffin Croft til 7pm – For every £5 spent in the shop you can earn an entry voucher to the farm which can be redeemed any time up until the 31st March 2023!

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November, 11am-3pm: Latheron Hall Christmas Craft Fayre, with a variety of craft and food stalls. Refreshments with home baking. Raffle proceeds to go to Trussell Trust (Foodbank).

2nd and 3rd December: Late Night Christmas Shopping at Eye Candy – 6-8pm, 10% off on selected items

3rd December: John o Groats Christmas Fayre (Fundraising for the John O’Groats Playpark) at the Seaview Hotel, 1-3pm

3rd December: Thurso Community Market @ British Legion, Thurso, 11am  - 3pm

3rd December: Late Night Shopping Evening at Puffin Croft til 7pm – For every £5 spent in the shop you can earn an entry voucher to the farm which can be redeemed any time up until the 31st March 2023!

3rd and 4th December, 11am - 3pm: Castle of Mey Christmas Weekend

4th December daytime: Christmas Market at the PPP, Wick

4th December, 11am - 3pm: Craft Fair at Murkle Community Hall - handmade items for sale as well as teas and bakes.

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8th December: KWK9 Rescue Christmas Fair @Reiss and Killimster Hall, 6:30-8:30pm

10th December: Christmas Craft Fayre at British Legion, Thurso, from 11am

10TH December: Stacks Deli, John O Groats - Festive Shopping Evening! Booking essential via Stacks Website, £5 per head which includes mulled wine, and a portion of Grandad Fred’s steamed sponge pudding

10th December: Late Night Shopping Evening at Puffin Croft til 7pm – For every £5 spent in the shop you can earn an entry voucher to the farm which can be redeemed any time up until the 31st March 2023!

10th and 11th December, 11am - 3pm: Castle of Mey Christmas Weekends

Various dates in November and December: Creative workshops with Hannah Cambridge in her Wick studio and workshop. Choose whether you'd like to make a ceramic wreath, a set of christmas cards, wrapping paper and much more! Check out the full workshop schedule here!

Various dates in November and December: Forse of Nature are running creative workshops and festive music sessions for kids. See more details on the Forse of Nature Facebook page.

Various dates in November and December: Messy Nessy in Thurso have a full programme of family-friendly workshops and parties, including sensory play for wee ones. Check out their booking page to see what's on offer!

15th November:  Wick Christmas Lights Prize Bingo night, 7:30pm at Harpers Bar, Wick

17th November: Needle felting class (Robin) at Dunbeath and District Centre, 6:30-8:30pm. £10 (£5 deposit). See more info here.

19th November: Great Big Swap Shop – John O Groats Hall 12-2pm. Swap your toys, books, unwanted gifts, crafting material, unopened toiletries and household goods.  £5 adult entry and £2 child entry. All items free to take away!

19th November: Christmas Cocktail Night at Assembly Rooms Wick, 8pm. Cocktails, mulled wine an even a special Christmas pudding shot! £25 per ticket. More info here.

22nd November: Family Quiz Night organised by Wick Christmas Lights @ Wick Community Campus, 7pm. Teams of up to 6, £3 per person entry.

1st December: Needle felting class (Christmas pudding) at Dunbeath and District Centre, 6:30-8:30pm £10 (£5 deposit). See more info here

2nd December: Christmas Culture Café at Lyths Arts Centre, 6-9pm. A chance for freelance artists and creatives to have a collective Christmas work-do, by celebrating the successes of 2022 over a special festive meal. Free, but booking essential - Book here!

3rd December: Christmas Fun Day at the PPP: Santa’s grotto and Elves Workshop craft fun! £5 per child, adults free. Booking required via PPP website.

4th December, 11am: Santa 5k fun run from Staxigoe £3 entry with a medal for every participant, with refreshments and a raffle at Staxigoe Hall. Just turn up on the day!

8th December: Christmas Piano Trio at Lyth Arts Centre, 8pm – seasonal tunes in a distinctive jazz style - book here!

10th December: Lyth Arts Centre Christmas Ceilidh, 8pm – 11:30pm. Dance the night away to tunes by Addie Harper and his band. Booking essential – book here!

16th December, 2pm: Ginger at Lyth Arts Centre: A family friendly festive show that tells the story of a mis-shapen gingerbread person, marked for the bin.  Book here!