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.
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.
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.