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Christmas Shopping in the Scottish Borders


Now is the perfect time to book a winter break in the Scottish Borders. You can combine crisp country walks, or a day at the seaside, with seasonal festivities and Christmas shopping.

Each Border town boasts an array of independent shops selling local produce, artisan food and drink, and unique artwork and craft items.

If you have a four-legged friend you'd like to bring, you'll find many local independent shops welcome dogs - and we do too. Dogs stay for free at the Red Lion!

And, when you've finished shopping or walking by the river, you can relax up and unwind by the fire in our cosy bar with a glass of wine - or some locally produced gin.

Our Winter Breaks start at just £39.99 per person per night, dinner, bed and breakfast (based on two people sharing a Double or Twin Room). Call 01896 848 994 to book.

To help you plan your visit, we've gathered together all the information we could find about the Christmas lights switch-on events, late-night shopping evenings, festivals and parades.

Christmas Festivities

23rd November 2017 - 6.30pm

Eyemouth Late Night Shopping and Christmas Lights Switch On – Kirk Square, Eyemouth -– Carol singing and pop-up stalls featuring St Abbs Market Traders.

25th November 2017- 7pm

Kelso Christmas Lights Switch On - Market Square, Kelso –Children’s fun fair, Santa’s Grotto, Tombola, Soup, Mince Pies and Gluwien from 5pm.

26th November 2017- 5.30pm

St Boswells Christmas Lights Switch On and Parade - Milestone Garden Centre to SBC HQ.

1st December 2017- 5.30pm

Jedburgh Annual Winter Festival - Grammar School.

2nd December 2017 – 5pm

Hawick Annual Parade from Duke Street to the Common Haugh.

3rd December 2017 - 4.00pm

Coldstream Christmas Lights Switch-on - Police Station - High Street - Community Centre.

2nd December 2017- 4.00pm

Selkirk’s Christmas lights switch-on event – The Square.

9th December 2017 – TBC

Lauder Christmas lights switch-on.

8th December 2017 – 7pm

Peebles Christmas lights switch-on and late-night shopping

10th December 2017 - 5.15pm

Earlston - East End Earlston along High Street to The Square.

Please note:

Times and dates were correct at the time of publishing but events may be subject to change. Please check local press or contact the event organiser if you're planning to attend an event.

ALWAYS A WARM WELCOME

The Red Lion in Earlston is a former coaching inn, dating back to the early 1800s. 

 

Today, we continue this legacy, offering guests from far and wide an authentic taste of the Scottish Borders. 

GETTING IN TOUCH

redlionearlston@gmail.com

Tel: 01896 848 994

 

The Red Lion, 

The Square, 

Earlston,

Scottish Borders,

TD4 6DB

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