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Festive Fun

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
Various times
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.

CHRISTMAS FILM WEEK AT HEART OF HAWICK
9 – 15 December – HEART OF HAWICK
We have an exciting offer happening at Heart of Hawick from 9 December – 15 December as we host our own Christmas Film Week. You can get tickets to all the Christmas classics available at our site for just £5. Films include It’s A Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Arthur Christmas and Home Alone.
£5 – BOOK HERE

ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKERFOLKSY THEATRE
13 December – St Boswell’s Village Hall
15:00
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 soon

SKERRYVORE
14 December – Selkirk Victoria Halls
19:30
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

FROZEN 2 AT HEART OF HAWICK 
20 – 31 December – Heart of Hawick
Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to find the origin of Elsa’s powers in order to save their kingdom.
£6.50 – £7.00
Tickets available here.

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
21 December – Heart of Hawick
19:00

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) – BOOK HERE

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: tweeddalemuseum@liveborders1.org.uk

FESTIVE POP-UP PLAY SESSIONS
28 December to 5 January – Multiple locations
Our inflatable sessions move their way around our facilities and are brilliant fun for the younger play enthusiasts among us. We bring in a number of inflatables to our venues and watch as the kids have a blast running, jumping and bouncing their way across the inflatables. 
Pop-up timetable:
Saturday 28 December: Gytes Leisure Centre, Peebles – 10:00-12:00 (To be confirmed)
Monday 30 December: Hawick Town Hall – 10:00-12:00 & 13:00-15:00
Tuesday 31 December: Jedburgh Town Hall – 10:00-12:00
Friday 3 January: Queens Leisure Centre, Galashiels – 11:00-13:00
Saturday 4 January: Kelso Tait Hall – 10:00-12:00
Sunday 5 January: Eyemouth – 14:00-16:00
Inflatable sessions are £4 per child. Booking ahead is advised with your local centre. Payment can be taken at the venues but spaces cannot be guaranteed.

FUNBOX – CHRISTMAS IN TOY TOWN
29 December – Galashiels Volunteer Hall
13:00
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 

HERITAGE FILMS
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 gergaskman@gmail.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 hawickmuseum@liveborders1.org.uk

SIMULATOR COMPETITION
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.