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The days may be short and the nights cold, but there’s still plenty to keep you busy in East Lothian this festive season. Our editor, Lynn, has picked her top tips for things to do in the area in the run up to Christmas.

The award-winning Scottish vocalist Siobhan Miller will be marking the end of the Haddington 700 Festival with a special concert. Taking place at St Mary’s Parish Church on Thursday 6 December at 7:30pm, Tickets cost £16.32. Call 01620 829354 for details.

There are Christmas treats in store at the Farm Shop and Cafe At The Mart in East Linton on the first three weekends of the month. Take the whole family along for a special visit with Mrs Claus and Santa. Children will visit Santa’s sitting room, where they can decorate cookies, make a Christmas decoration and even adopt their very own Elf to take home. Tickets cost £6-£16 and booking is essential. Call 07590 429 530 for details.

If you like nothing more than being spooked, you’re in for a treat. You can join in the hunt for evidence of the existence of the paranormal world in a special investigation with The RIP team at Cockenzie House and Gardens on Saturday 15 December at 8pm. Attendees can get hands on with ghost hunting equipment and find out more about one of the most haunted locations in East Lothian. Tickets cost £50, including a buffet and refreshments. Call 01875 819456 for details.

When temperatures drop it can be wonderfully relaxing to turn to wellness pursuits like yoga and Pilates. Jo Coley from Blissness Yoga in North Berwick will be leading a gong bath yoga nidra relaxation session on Friday 7 December from 10:45-11:45. Tickets cost £10.50 in advance or £12 on the door. Call 07786 651 918 for details.

Published: December 2018