A Mystical Christmas Fairy Trail - A mystical fairy trail which takes you to a world of fairies, elves and folklore. The elves and fairies invite you to explore their forest village and get lost in a world of bright lights, dancing forest folk and beautiful woodlands.
The fairy trail will be lit up with lasers and shrouded in smoke! You will bump into friendly forest folk and lots of surprises on your way - look up and enjoy the illuminated sky line as you head towards the magic.
In addition, in the 18th Century walled garden there is a Cosy Festive Hangout serving mulled wine, hot chocolate, and hot food. Stay warm near one of the firepits beneath twinkling lights. No tickets needed.
They also have a Christmas Shopping Night on the 30th November. Tickets can be purchased and there is a Wreath Making Class on the 5th December.
Gingerbread Bar - Gingerbread decorating for children - Thursdays and Fridays through December - you will need to book in advance
Visit Harestanes for a festive quest to find Santa's magic icicles. Enjoy a 30 minute interactive adventure suitable for all the family and meet Santa in his magical Nordic grotto where little ones will receive a token of thanks from Santa!
There are also lots of festive treats, hot/cold drinks and plenty of time for a peaceful and quiet time enjoying the countryside.
Tickets are required. For more information and tickets have a look here
Magical outdoor trail of lights at the Edinburgh Botanic Gardens to celebrate Christmas - follow the trail along the paths through the trees and landscape which is spectacularly lit and all aglow. This is a truly magical experience after dark and fun for all the family.
Mulled wine, hot chocolate, roasting chestnuts, toasted marshmallows plus other traditional fare can all be enjoyed. Take your own marshmallows and gather round one of the fire pits.
This event runs from the 23rd November to the 29th December with 11 entry times from 4.40 pm with the last entry being 8.00 pm.
For more information and to book your tickets click here
The Winter Wonderland at Born in the Borders, near Hawick, is back again this year. If there is no snow there will still be Grass Sledging but in addition there is an ice rink, so no need to drive into Edinburgh to enjoy some skating.
Mulled wine, great food, Christmas Carols, night skating - a real Winter Wonderland in the Scottish Borders.
Have a look at their FaceBook page to keep up to date with the various events or just pop into their restaurant for a lovely lunch.
Abbotsford, home of Sir Walter Scott, invite you to join them to enjoy Christmas Cheer. The Visitor Centre, Cafe, play trail and estate paths and grounds are open throughout the winter and there are numerous events, mainly at the weekends during December. There is a Carol Service, on the 16th December, in Abbotsford's Hope Scott Chapel with hot drinks and mince pies after the service.
On the9th December there is a Festive Family Fair with a Craft Fair and Carol Singers in the gardens. The house is also open and well worth a visit.
Airhouses is more than an award-winning holiday escape — it’s an experience you will never forget. Explore woodland walks, hiking trails and the peaceful village of Oxton (plus Edinburgh is less than an hour away). And don’t forget to say hello to our friendly animal family of alpacas, goats, donkeys, pigs, Shetland ponies and more.