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Santa’s Coming to Town: The Best Christmas Events in Central Scotland

Best Christmas Events in central Scotland

Not long now, Christmas is quickly approaching! So why not make it the most special time for you and your family and add these festive favourites to your diary?

Here are a few of the best festive events in central Scotland that you can all enjoy, no matter what age:


Santa Claus in his magic farmyard cottage

Ready for a festive treat? Wrap up warm and enjoy some Christmas fun with the family; day and night-time activities to choose from as well as the excitement of meeting Santa. Why not book in for breakfast, dinner or go all out and book a party.

When: Saturday 7th December 2019
Tickets: From £6.00
Times: Starts from 10am
Booking: almondvalley.co.uk – 01506 414957
Address: The Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Millfield, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 7AR


Best Christmas Events in central Scotland Five Sisters Zoo Illuminations

Dazzling and stunning lights along with the all-new lit up water fountains, bringing you back time and time again to the five sister’s zoo with the buzz of seeing the big fella himself, the lions, wolves and snow leopards. Keep warm sipping mulled wine in our heated bar area and enjoy a stroll around the unique stalls.

When: From Friday 15th November 2019
Tickets: From £2.50 – £14.95
Times: 5pm-9pm
Booking: enquiries@fivesisterszoo.co.uk
Address: Five Sisters Zoo, Gavieside, West Calder, West Lothian, EH55 8PT


Santa’s Grotto at Muddy Boots Farm

Why not pull on your wellies and enjoy a day out at the farm whatever the weather! Santa is returning this year by popular demand (of course) so booking is essential. Sit down with St. Nick and enjoy a yummy breakfast or pop that pinky finger up and enjoy afternoon tea!

When: Saturday 30th November 2019
Tickets: From £6.95
Times: Starts from 10am
Booking: 01337 831222
Address: Muddy Boots Farm, Cupar, Fife, KY15 7TJ


Ship Ahoy! All aboard the Santa Cruise

Take a leisurely cruise down the union canal with Santa Clause himself, your little ones will receive a Christmas gift as well as snacks and refreshments. Festive fun will be in bucket loads on this boat, so get ready to sing plenty of carols. This truly is a unique way to see Santa this year!

When: Saturday 7th December – Sunday 8th December 2019
Tickets: From £11.19
Times: From 11am
Booking: Eventbrite
Address: Narrowboat Bluebell Port Buchan, Broxburn, EH52 6HN


Best Christmas Events in central Scotland Starring Mrs Claus at Pollock House

Mr Claus is extremely busy as you can imagine, so his lovely wife has decided to step in and take over the festive fun! Enjoy a truly magical day admiring the home decorated like Santa land and your little treasures will receive an early Christmas present from the one and only lady herself!

When: From Sunday 1st December 2019
Tickets: From £5.00
Times: From 10:00am
Booking: NTS
Address: Pollock House, Pollock Country Park, Glasgow, G43 1AT


Santa Steam Train

Choo Choo… All jump on the Santa steam train for Christmas fun with a twist! With decorated carriages, seasonal singing and present giving the kids will be in their element. This is one adventure not to miss. Complimentary refreshments are given to the adults, so there truly is something for everyone!

When: Starts Saturday 30th November 2019
Tickets: From £15.00
Times: From 10:30am
Booking: SRPS
Address: Boness Train Station, Union Street, Boness, EH51 9AQ

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