Largo House, East Fife, Scotland

December brings its usual crop of special events.  Christmas is the time when people pull out all the stops (Nice Christmas Carol Organ Music phrase) and have a blast.  Christmas markets, Panto, and meeting Santa are must do activities in the run up to Christmas.  Have fun!

I’ve given a web link in most cases.  Please check before you go.  As with all exploring, some of our ‘What’s on’ suggestions will be brilliant, some will give you completely new experiences, and others may be a disappointment. I’m putting this list together based on what I think looks interesting.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum: Light at the Museum Christmas Parade on the 6th of December.

This is like the annual Christmas parade but bigger and better than before! Friday 6th December
We will have lots of good food and great entertainment. From 6pm we will have food stalls, a bouncy castle, bucking reindeer and fun scientists will be showing some amazing experiments, there will also be community group performances throughout the evening. Late night shopping will also be on offer.

The first parade will leave at 6.15pm be led by the snow fairy and kelpies and the return parade by Santa and the Fisherlass and Lad who will take lead up to his grotto. Both parades will light up the road with fabulous lanterns.
Join us for this exciting event not to be missed!

Glamis Castle Christmas Market 13TH, 14TH & 15TH DECEMBER

It’s the most magical time of the year, at Glamis.

A wealth of 80+ local traders attend selling fantastic festive gifts.
Guided tours of the castle
Enjoy a warming treat in Glamis Castle Kitchen
Winter walks in our Gardens & Grounds
Santa Claus is going to be with visiting on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December this year and he’s so looking forward to meeting everyone at Glamis Castle!

Tae Sup Wi’ A Fifer: Josie Long/Özgür Baba/Rachel Newton

At The Adam Smith.Theatre on  Saturday 14th December.

Josie Long is one of the most respected comedians of her generation.  She has been nominated for the coveted Best Show award at the Edinburgh Fringe three times and has won the BBC New Comedy Award.

Özgür Baba is a Turkish folk musician and singer. He plays the saz, a traditional Turkish string instrument. His music is an enchanting, minimalist interpretation of old, traditional Turkish folk songs.

Rachel Newton is a singer and harpist Rachel Newton was named the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year and the Scots Trad Music Award Instrumentalist of the Year 2016. Her third solo album Here’s My Heart Come Take It was shortlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award as one of Scotland’s top ten outstanding albums and was described as ‘a beauty’ in the Observer.

Lochore Meadows Santa Festival Run: Sunday 15th December

Back by popular demand the organisers of 2018 Loch Leven Santa Run will return in 2019 hosting Lochore Santa Festival. Due to the increased capacity of this event and a third event being added we have had to move location to Lochore Meadows country park – Just over the hill from last year.

2019 will see 3 event distances to choose from – 7.5KM, 5km and 2.5km. 7.5K will be starting at 10.00am with the 5k and 2.5K shortly after. All entrants will receive a Santa suit upon registration at Lochore Meadows. One of Santas elf’s will start the race and set all ” santas ” off together. The 2.5K loop will take in part of the loch then return back through the trees to the start finish line. A 5K loop takes in the whole loch with the 7.5K loop doing the 2.5K followed by the 5 in a continuous circuit.

All runners will receive :

  • Santa suit and hat ( to keep )
  • Fantastic Bespoke Santa medal
  • Bottled Water ( 5&7.5K will have the option to get a drink half way round if they desire )
  • Mince pie
  • Xmas shortbread / cake
  • Festive punch

Fife Nativity Play 2019.Friday 20th December through to Sunday 22nd December.

The Fife Nativity Play is a wonderful opportunity for all to pause and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. At a time when we are normally caught up in the frantic pressure of commercial demands the nativity offers us the opportunity to come together in a truly traditional way.

This year it will be performed in the grounds of Tarvit House. This wonderful National Trust for Scotland venue will ensure the experience is a memorable one indeed!

There will be five performances in total from Tickets will be available through this website on the Bookings page from the first week of October.

Every performance will take place both outside and inside so please remember to come dressed appropriately for the weather!

Secrets of Christmas Magic Show Saturday 21st Dec at Rothes Hall.

Cameron Young is the “Edinburgh close up Magician of the year 2018 and 2019 ”bringing his brand new stage show “The Secrets of Christmas” to the Rothes Halls for 1 day only.

Don’t miss his brand new show – filled with fun, laughter, mystery and plenty of Christmas cheer.