Gosford House offers a tasteful take on the classic festive experience as it welcomes East Lothian’s first Winter Wonderland.

The beautiful Gosford House in East Lothian will play host to Scotland’s newest Winter Wonderland. Event designers Rogue Village and Rogue City will create a vintage-inspired Christmas experience befitting of its historical backdrop. It will feature a Victorian carousel and chair swings, Christmas land train trips around the grounds, carnival stalls, marketplace, donkeys and a Christmas tree postbox maze. Rogue Village Co-Director, Jennifer Maniam says; “We’re creating something that captures the magic of Christmas – something that makes everyone feel like a six-year-old on Christmas Eve. This year more than most, we want people to be able to socialise with loved ones in a safe environment.

Those wishing to explore inside the incredible Gosford House can book a house tour or partake in workshops and activities in the most opulent of settings. These include Christmas table styling by Style Your Spaces, whisky tasting from Glenkinchie, wreath making from Feathergrass Florals and ballet classes from Art East, former Royal Ballet principal dancers. Gosford venue manager Alison Bombail adds; “We want to bring an authentic Christmas experience to our locality while celebrating the local talent we are so lucky to be surrounded by. We also hope to see lots of families joining in the festive cheer.

A marketplace housed in a Sperry sailcloth tent will feature some of Scotland’s leading independent food and drink producers, artists and designers, perfect for Christmas shopping and treats for the festive period. Traders will include Bon Tot, The Portobello Bookshop and Dook. Co-Director Peter Maniam added; “We’re steering away from the strangely traditional German market and creating a marketplace that is representative of the incredible independent brands here in Scotland. We want to encourage spending and supporting local.” The food and drink area sponsored by The Hive by Wemyss Malts will include cosy tipi tents complete with an open fire. Food and drink will be provided by Steampunk Coffee, Herringbone, Fox Hat, Wild at Heart and The Wee Green Van.

Gosford House Winter Wonderland
Gosford House, Longniddry EH32 0PX
17-23 December 2021 | 10am – 6pm
from £6.50 adult | £4.50 child plus booking fee