Christmas at Abbotsford

20th November 2021 - 19th December 2021

Join in the festive fun at Abbotsford's biggest Christmas celebrations yet! Shop for locally produced gifts in our Christmas markets, explore our Christmas past in the historic house, meet Father Christmas in his grotto and more!

Gin Tasting

Enjoy a special gin tasting, hosted by Allan of Selkirk Distillers (makers of the fantastic Abbotsford Gin). Including 4 tasters of gin with mixers, as well as heaps of knowledge and stories from Allan. 

Date and time: 7pm on Thursday 2nd December 

Price: £20 per person (£16 for Friends of Abbotsford)

Find out more and book Gin Tasting

Christmas Shopping Evening

Find distinctive presents with Abbotsford's range of exclusive gifts to celebrate Walter Scott 250, plus a wide range of quality products to suit all ages.

Date and time: Thursday 2nd December until 7pm.

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Father Christmas & his Elves

On Saturday 4th December, Father Christmas makes his first visit to Abbotsford since the last children lived here!  He will then be visiting every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Sunday December 19th, to meet local children.  Families can book an exclusive 10 minute session with Father Christmas and children will receive an early gift to put under the tree.

Date and time: timed visits are available to book every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Saturday 4th December until Sunday 19th December, from 1pm on Fridays and 10am until 3.30pm on Saturday & Sunday (except 4th December which starts at 11.30am).

Price: £12 per child.

Find out more and book your tickets to meet Father Christmas and his Elves.

Christmas in the Historic House

Step back in time to Christmas past and explore our decorated historic house. Our special festive audio guide will invite you to join Sir Walter and his guests as they arrive at Abbotsford for the festive season of 1823-24. 

All entry tickets to our house, chapel & gardens are currently half price thanks to Visit Scotland’s Great Days Out in Scotland scheme. Available while offer lasts.

Date and time: 10am- 4pm (last entry 3pm) every day from 4th- 19th December

Price: Tickets will be available at our usual House, Chapel and Gardens ticket prices- currently half price. Book tickets for a festive visit.

Find out more about Christmas in the house.

Watch this space for more Christmas event announcements!