We have a whole range of activities taking place near you this festive season!
From the interactive experience of Santa Harestanes Happening #3 to musical performances, exhibitions and other activities, have a look at our long list of events below.
SANTA’S HARESTANES HAPPENING #3
Performances every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 29 November – Harestanes
Santa is back at Harestanes – but a mischievous elf has thrown the Christmas preparations into disarray. Can you help Santa save Christmas? Experience for the whole family. Also yuletide menu in the café and gifts in the shop. #helpsanta.
£8.50 / £23.95 / 2 & under FREE! Booking information coming soon.
25 October – Kelso Tait Hall
From the producers of A Viennese Strauss Gala, this sumptuous fully costumed show immerses us in the wonderful music and the classical baroque world of one of the world’s greatest romantic composers – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
£19.50 – BOOK HERE
MAKERS’ MARKET CRAFT FAIR
8 – 9 November – Borders Textile Towerhouse/Heart of Hawick
10:00 – 16:00
Browse a range of stalls showcasing local crafts, including cashmere, glass, textiles, leather work, art and feltwork. In addition, meet artist Ann Smith, currently exhibiting The Wonders of Wool in the Towerhouse.
15 November – Selkirk Victoria Halls
Just Beatles have firmly established themselves on the tribute band scene in their native Scotland and have received invitations to play at Beatles festivals all over the UK and Europe, including the world famous Liverpool Beatleweek.
From £17.50 – BOOK HERE
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON
24 November – Heart of Hawick
14:00 – 15:00
This year, Heart of Hawick is embracing all things Frozen. Meet Anna and Elsa and enjoy the festive menu in the café. Last chance to submit drawings for the colouring competition.
SANTA FUN RUN & FAMILY WALK
24 November – Harestanes
10:15 registration for 11:00 start
Dress up as Santa for a family run and walk in the Harestanes countryside.
Adult (16yrs+): £10 includes Santa suit
Junior (5-15yrs): £7 (includes Santa suit)
Child (2-4yrs): £3 (includes Santa hat)
Infant (under 2yrs): FREE
Dogs (on leads) are welcome & FREE
Booking information coming soon.
TWEEDDALE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON
5 December – Tweeddale Museum
18:00 – 21:00
Don’t miss the Christmas stalls and chance to see the famous Hamish MacDonald exhibition. Items for sale include silk scarves, cards and plus prints from Neil Stewart.
MEET ANNA AND ELSA
7 December – Heart of Hawick
14:00 – 16:00
Dress up as your favourite Frozen character and meet Anna and Elsa. The winner of the Frozen drawing competition will also be announced!
£5 including gift – booking information coming soon.
FESTIVE WREATH MAKING
7 December – Jim Clark Motorsport Museum
10:30 – 12:30
This festive wreath making workshop will be led by floristry tutor Ruth Fairgrieve at the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum. Participants will work with traditional materials such as holly, cinnamon, eucalyptus and noble fir to create an individual and beautiful festive wreath. All equipment and fabrics will be provided but please bring secateurs or strong scissors if you have them.
£35 – book by calling 01361 884114, 01361 883960 or email email@example.com.
ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKERFOLKSY THEATRE
13 December – St Boswell’s Village Hall
What will the poor cobbler and his wife do? They have no money and just enough leather to make one last pair of shoes. Then, good fortune suddenly smiles upon them. A captivating story about generosity, kindness (and a couple of mischievous elves!). This wonderful musical will have the whole family entertained.
£4 – booking information coming soon.
14 December – Selkirk Victoria Halls
Following another successful Oban Live in June, the band launched their ‘360’ tour and are delighted to make their first appearance in Selkirk. You are guaranteed a lively evening of contemporary Scottish music – a great way for families and friends to begin to celebrate the Festive Season.
£20 – BOOK HERE
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
21 December – Heart of Hawick
With the ladies from the Wilton Dean SWI Choir. Enjoy a cup of mulled wine on arrival and lots of mince pies.
£5 (over 18s only) – Booking information coming soon.
THE DAFT DAYS
27 December – Tweeddale Museum
13:00 – 14:30
Discover the traditions of yuletide with stories of turkey, trees and tinsel. Why was Christmas banned as a public holiday and what was the importance of the yule log? From red candles to evergreens and a Peebles connection with Santa, join us for a midwinter guided walk celebrating ‘The Daft Days’. Returning to the museum for a taste of Peebles Past. Max 15 people.
£8 – for more information and to book please call 01721 724820 or call into the museum. E: firstname.lastname@example.org
FUNBOX – CHRISTMAS IN TOY TOWN
29 December – Galashiels Volunteer Hall
Ready…’Teddy’…Go! It’s time to get ‘dolled’ up and get your ‘skates’ on because we’re heading to Toy Town! With smashing singalongs and festive favourites, Christmas in Toy Town is perfect holly-jolly silliness for all the family. We may even need your help on stage too! Come dressed as, or bring, your favourite toy, and remember your Santa hat!
£12 – BOOK HERE
31 December – Heritage Hub
10:30 – 12:00
Screenings from the Heritage Hub’s collections. We’ll be showing a couple of surprise locally-based films and a blether. Light refreshments available.
£4 – booking essential, email email@example.com
STEP INTO THE NEW YEAR WITH A WINTER WALK
4 January 2020 – Hawick Museum & Wilton Lodge Park
11:00 – 13:00
Start at Hawick Museum for a short walk in Wilton Lodge Park looking at some history and the Walled Garden. Finish in Hawick Museum with a short tour of new exhibitions and refreshments (option to make a small craft item to take away). Up to 15 people. Suit age 16 to adult. Suitable clothing should be worn.
£5 – to book call 01450 364747 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
4 – 5 January 2020 – Jim Clark Motorsport Museum
Jump into the driving seat and see if you can become Jim Clark Christmas Champion or simply fastest among your friends and family. Test yourself over 5 laps in our Lotus 49 racing simulator. Special prize for fastest driver of the weekend.
£3 to enter the competition – see jcmm.org.uk for admission and opening times.