It’s time to start getting in the mood for the festive season!
Christmas just makes East Lothian come alive. It’s a great place to get festive, from Christmas markets to pantomimes, there are all sorts of things to get you in the Christmas spirit.
Here are a few festive ideas for all of you Christmas enthusiasts!
Cinderella, The Brunton, Musselburgh
A visit to the pantomime is as much a part of Christmas as decorating the tree and giving presents.
The Brunton are teaming up again with experienced Scottish theatre maker, John Binnie, to produce a fabulous new family-friendly version of the traditional pantomime Cinderella.
The Brunton specialises in producing fun and interactive traditional pantomimes, suitable for all ages. The tale of Cinderella is told in classic pantomime style, with comedy, special effects, songs and plenty of audience participation. Please note there will be some flashing lights, loud bangs and scary characters, but also a happy ending!
26 November to 4 January, matinee and evening performances; Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA; more info on thebrunton.co.uk
Festive Bike Breakfast, 1875 Cafe, Musselburgh
You may be tempted to stay in and escape the cold, but what could be better than a cycle on a crisp winter morning ? A free breakfast afterwards!
Join cycle connections at 1875 from 8-9.30am for a Bike Breakfast with a festive twist. A great way to meet QMU commuters and share some good food and festive cheer. *Festive headware is very much encouraged *
Book your spot on Eventbrite (be quick as spaces are limited!)
12 December, 8:00 – 9:30 am; Ladywell Way, 1875 Cafe, Queen Margaret University Musselburgh EH21 6UU; book tickets on eventbrite.co.uk
Christmas Film Afternoon, Spott Village Hall, Dunbar
Christmas movies are the perfect way to spend a few hours with your family. Enjoy some of the traditional festive favourites, and join us in Spott Village Hall for a Christmas film afternoon, complete with mulled wine and mince pies.
15 December, 2:00 – 4pm; Spott Village Hall, High Road Dunbar EH42; book tickets on eventbrite.co.uk
A Christmas Fairy Trail, Archerfield Walled Garden, Archerfield Estate
Enter an enchanting fairy trail and get lost in a world of forest folk and fairies. Magic has taken a grip of the woodland and there are illusions, magic, lighting and lasers around every corner.
Expect flying fairies galore, along with some of the UK’s finest dancers and circus performers. With lighting installations, interactive optical illusions and close encounters with the friendly forest folk. It’s an immersive light and theatrical extravaganza not to be missed this Christmas!
6 December – 24 December, from 4pm until 7 pm; Archerfield Estate, Dirleton, EH39 5HQ; more info on achristmasfairytrail.com
Santa’s Grotto, Carberry Tower, Musselburgh
Enjoy a little festive cheer with your family ,and visit Santa in his enchanting Grotto at Carberry Tower this year. On arrival, your little ones can write and post their Christmas letter to Santa, enjoy some festive fun with the elves and then experience a personal visit with Santa himself and receive a fun Christmas gift too – as long as they’ve been good, of course… !
Various Dates until Christmas; Carberry Tower, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 8PY; more info on carberrytower.com