More Festive Fun near Airhouses

  • Ideas for festive flavoured trips for adults
  • Elegant Afternoon Teas and bustling Christmas Markets
  • Wonderful Ballet and Candlelight music

Airhouses is perfectly positioned  to explore either the gorgeous towns of the Scottish Borders and East Lothian or head into our splendid capital city Edinburgh. Both have so much to offer at this time of year.  Here we will highlight some of our favourite events for couples, and adult groups staying  at Airhouses.

Scottish Ballet’s Nutcracker at the Festival Theatre

The Nutcracker
Scottish Ballet performing Peter Darrell’s The Nutcracker
Andy Ross

We adore Scottish Ballet’s productions, and this is a truly spectacular one. It vibrates with festive energy. The Nutcracker is a timeless Christmas classic and Scottish Ballet perform it beautifully. All this within the wonderful Festival Theatre in Edinburgh. There are matinees, evening performance and an inclusive performance available. Click here for more information and to book tickets.


Brunton Theatre and Lammemuir Music Festival’s Christmas by Candlelight 

Set in the stunning North Esk Church,  this concert by the Royal Northern Sinfonia  is set to delight. Played amongst candles the musicians perform an assortment of festive favourites. We feel all festive and excited just thinking about this! Book tickets here.


Festive Afternoon Teas At Edinburgh and Stirling Castle 

Festive afternoon teas
Festive afternoon teas
Photo by Tim Douglas from Pexels

Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle are offering wonderful Afternoon  Teas.  Stirling is well worth a visit and is less than an hours drive from Airhouses. It was for a long time the capital of Scotland with the castle a steady seat of power for the kings and queens of Scotland. It is a majestic, strong building to this day and  a great day trip. At Christmas time Historic Scotland put up decorations in the great hall and try to reimagine former festive times. Click here for more information.

Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Photo by Tim Douglas from Pexels

Edinburgh Christmas Markets 

Edinburgh Christmas Markets
Edinburgh Christmas Markets
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Back for 2021-2022 the Edinburgh Christmas Markets are set to sparkle and delight, bringing Scottish and German food, gifts and art to Princess Street Gardens in the centre of Edinburgh. Grab some mulled cider, and stroll the market stalls, wait until dark and watch all the twinkling lights come alive. A truly wonderful way to spend an afternoon.  To keep up dated on the 2021 markets check back here.

Stalls at the Christmas Markets
Stalls at the Christmas Markets
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Paxton House Christmas Market

Paxton House Christmas Cracker
Paxton House Christmas Cracker
With kind permission of Paxton House

The wonderful Paxton House near Berwick is hosting a Christmas cracker weekend that is set to be a wonderful festive experience full of local arts and crafts and wonderful food. All set the stunning surrounds of Paxton House, nestled next to the magnificent Tweed. Tickets can be purchased from their website here.

Paxton House Christmas Cracker Advert
Paxton House Christmas Cracker Advert
with kind permission of Paxton House

Conifox Christmas Markets 

Located just outside Edinburgh,  Conifox has something for everyone! A family friendly venue with a huge indoor play area they also cater for the more mature customer! This year they are running a VIP event at their Christmas Markets.

VIP tickets (over 12’s only) includes entry to the market and entry to the VIP Lounge, a glass of fizz/ beer/ soft drinks and some festive canapés.  Please note you can only enter the VIP lounge at the times specified on your ticket. 

Some of the stall holders sound great such as Clarabunda, Edinburgh Candle Scents, Le Tee Paris, Crafty Connoisseur, Bella & Boo Kids, Indulge Catering, Cramond Glass, Highland Tweedery, Whisky Cask Pens, Elaine Smith Designs, to name just a few...

With lots of delicious food and drink to enjoy.

With lots of local businesses and bands to entertain, Conifox Christmas Market 2021 will be the place to be this festive season. 

Click  here for tickets. 

Market Tickets available at: With lots of local businesses and bands to entertain, Conifox Christmas Market 2021 will be the place to be this festive season.
Market Tickets available at: With lots of local businesses and bands to entertain, Conifox Christmas Market 2021 will be the place to be this festive season.
Conifox

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