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Christmas at Abbotsford

Join us for some festive fun at Abbotsford's Christmas celebrations! Shop local and grab some gifts in our Christmas markets, explore our Christmas past in the historic house, meet Father Christmas and his elves and more!

Christmas Market

Shop local and purchase some unique Christmas crafts and gifts over two weekends at our Christmas Market.

Date and time: 10.30am - 4pm (last entry at 3.30pm), 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th November

Price: Entry to the market is £2 per adult. Children go free. Please pre- book your tickets online.

Find out more and book Christmas Market tickets.

Wreath Making Workshop

Make your own beautiful willow based wreath at our workshops on Friday 26th November.

Date and time: Choose from 3 time slots on Friday 26th November, 10am- 1pm, 2pm- 5pm or 6pm- 9pm

Price: £37.50 per person (£35 for Friends of Abbotsford)

Find out more and book Wreath Making Workshops

Christmas Shopping Evening

Shop Abbotsford's range of amazing gifts. Including our unique products created to celebrate Walter Scott 250.

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

Father Christmas & his Elves

Father Christmas is coming to Abbotsford!  He will arrive on 4th December, then visit every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Sunday December 19th, to meet local children.

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 festive audio guide invites you to join Sir Walter Scott 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.