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What to do in the Falkirk area this Christmas

This Christmas, enjoy a wide range of family fun events and activities planned across the Falkirk area. From festive trails, family panto, classic Christmas films; to supporting local independent shops, restaurants and paying a visit to our wide range of fantastic visitor attractions.

It’s the countdown to the most wonderful time of the year!

This Christmas, enjoy a wide range of family fun events and activities planned across the Falkirk area. From festive trails, craft markets, and classic Christmas films; to supporting local independent shops, restaurants and paying a visit to our wide range of fantastic visitor attractions.

We will update this page every time a new Christmas 2023 event in the Falkirk area is announced, so keep checking back for more festive fun!

Find all Falkirk area events here

Christmas Adventure 2023 at Callendar House

1st – 24th December

A new Christmas Adventure at Callendar House for 2023! The elves have moved into Callendar House as they are busy preparing for Christmas. A magical, interactive adventure where Chef Elf really needs your help in the kitchen to get ready for the big day. Enjoy a 40-minute festive show where you will team up with the elves to make sure everything is ready for Santa coming – and he is on his way! Great fun for all the family, then finish your magical adventure by meeting Santa himself.

Merry: A Festive Audio Adventure

2nd – 24th December

Merry is always ready for a party! She loves birthdays, the last day of school, family celebrations, holidays and especially Christmas. Merry is an immersive theatrical experience for family audiences. Join Merry on her most adventurous mission yet – can she track down and capture the Festive Spirit? A seasonal audio-immersive adventure, full of magic and fun, for all the family.

Elf School

2nd – 23rd December

Coco Claus & her happy Elves are excited to meet you all & show you around the Elf School. All activities are FREE and every child will graduate with an elf hat and magic reindeer dust to call Rudolf & the gang on Christmas Eve. Recommended for 3-10 year olds.

Santa’s Grotto

2nd – 23rd December

Don’t miss the chance to see Santa at the Howgate every weekend from the 2nd December until Christmas. 10am – 4pm on Saturdays and 11am – 4pm on Sundays. £4 per child which will include a gift per child. No need to book just show up.

Giant Snow Globe at The Howgate

2nd – 23rd December

Step inside the Giant Snowglobe which will be next to Santa’s Grotto for photo opportunities to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. 10am – 4pm on Saturdays and 11am – 4pm on Sundays. Free. No need to book just show up.

Kelpies Festive Ice Rink

16th December – 7th January

Lace up and get ready for some festive excitement! Glide into a fantastic ice-skating experience at The Helix, featuring the iconic Kelpies in the background. It’s the ultimate winter activity for families of all ages.

Festive events at Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway

Santa Steam Trains – 2nd – 24th December – LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING

Start your Christmas celebrations in the best way possible: join Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway for a magical steam train journey to the North Pole (South)!

Winter Diesel Day – 29th December

Join Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway to blow away the Christmas cobwebs for a day of heritage diesel traction.

Black Bun Specials – 30th December – 3rd January

Enjoy a nostalgic steam train journey in a cosy carriage, complimentary hot drink and a slice of traditional Hogmanay black bun for the adults and shortbread and juice for the kids, will make a perfect family treat to end the year together in style at this unique event.

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