Festive Fun in East Lothian

Visit East Lothian | Monday 3rd December 2018 10:00am

Great activities to entertain you over the Christmas season.

East Lothian is the place to be for the best seasonal activities, entertainment and fun with so much going on throughout December into January.  Here is a selection to give you a flavour of what's on offer.


East Links Family Park

Come along and meet Santa, who with the help of his elves, will be giving out presents to kids of all ages.  Other activities include Winter Wonderland and live nativity.


Dunbar Garden Centre

Santa will be at the garden centre every Saturday & Sunday until Christmas between 11am-4pm.  Pop in to his cozy grotto where you will be met by Holly the Elf! Activities and presents for children of all ages, while you're there to take time to stock up on Christmas goodies and gifts in the shop.  And don't forget to visit the donkeys!


Newhailes House & Garden

Come and see Newhailes transformed for the festive season!

Enjoy a wonderful Christmas Market filled with fantastic crafts and gift ideas, made by local artisans.

Join the elves at their busiest time of year, as they prepare for Christmas.  Learn how to be a good elf and make some festive crafts and graduate from Elf School with a treat and certificate.


Carberry Tower Mansion & Estate

Whether you're looking for a Christmas escape or to treat yourself to some festive fayre, there's a great choice on offer at Carberry Tower.  Not only that, but there's lots for the little ones too.  Santa and his elves will be on hand to lead the fun! 


Merryhatton Garden Centre

Party with Santa at Merryhatton with games, entertainment, food & a visit from the man himself.  Or visit him in his grotto while you browse in the Christmas shop.


A Christmas Fairy Trail

Enter Archerfield Walled Garden's mystical fairy trail and get lost in a world of fairies, forest folk and folklore with wonderful surprises around every corner.  Returning for the 2nd year, it's going to be bigger, brighter and bolder with flying fairies, fire performers, the famous Fairy Disco, dance performances, lighting & projection installations as well as interactive areas.


The Brunton Panto

Fun filled panto, Jack & The Beanstalk with an up to date twist on the well-known story.  Be prepared to laugh, sing and shout out.  Heroes Jack and Jilly will make sure you have a good time - oh yes they will!!


Family Hogmanay in the Honest Toun

The Brunton is the Place to Be on Monday 31st December to celebrate Hogmanay.  The daylong event includes performances, family ceilidhs, lantern making, drumming workshops, storytelling & puppetry, art and craft activities, face painting & balloon making.

The day culminates in a stunning lantern parade and firework display lighting up the sky along the Musselburgh coastline.  Must be booked in advance.


East Lothian Gift Card

The new East Lothian Gift Card is the perfect gift for friends or family.  Not only is it a great Christmas present but ideal for any occasion.  The card can be spent in over 100 businesses including restaurants, beauticians, top attractions, best unique shops and many more!