Grab Christmas by the antlers

Grab Christmas by the antlers

National Trust for Scotland launches festive programme

This season, the National Trust for Scotland has a sparking programme of events, Christmas shopping ideas and festive fun on offer.

Magical events will take place at our stunning locations across the country. At Gladstone’s Land, Edinburgh’s historic Old Town tenement, visitors can fly an owl, just like Harry Potter! With craft activities, storytelling and lots of festive treats. The event runs on selected dates throughout December and tickets cost £18.50.

In Glasgow, Mrs Claus makes her annual visit to Pollok House from 28 November until 24 December. Surrounded by Christmas sparkle, this very popular event is one that families return to, year after year. Tickets cost £6 per child.

Santa will be making a visit to Threave Garden in Dumfries and Galloway on 5 and 6 December with Christmas crafts, music and mulled wine. Tickets cost £5. And in Ayrshire, the enchanting Culzean Castle will be brought to life with characters from some best-loved fairytales and pantomimes for its Mission Snow event. The Magical Castle: Mission Snow runs on Sunday 6 and 13 December. Tickets cost £10 for adults, £7 for children, £30 for a family.

Castle Fraser in Aberdeenshire, another stunning castle, is hosting a Candy Cane Christmas party on 12 and 13 December. With party games, Christmas crafts and a visit from Santa, this will be a fun-filled start to the festive season. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £12.50 for children.

You can also find inspiring gifts for the whole family at our Christmas shops, markets and online. Or why not give someone the gift of brilliant days out, every day for a year with a gift membership from the National Trust for Scotland, prices start from just £16.90. Plus, all profit goes back to protecting Scotland’s heritage.

For the full festive programme, prices and booking information please visit

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