Christmas time is nearly here!

Can you believe it’s nearly December already? The year has flown in!

I’ve just got everything ready for our 12 days of Christmas activity….From 1st until 12th December, families can find the figures from the 12 Days of Christmas hidden around the John Gray Centre (Haddington) and John Muir’s Birthplace (Dunbar). Children who find a figure can post it into the Christmas postbox to be entered into a prize draw. There will also be daily prizes for people finding the characters.

I’ve also heard from Laura Young, a local artist, who is going to be creating a collage with local families about the 12 days of Christmas at our Festive Fun event. It sounds amazing and will hang in the PC room in the Centre to add a bit of Christmas cheer. We’ll also be playing with some old fashioned toys and games from Christmases gone by at our Festive Fun event upstairs in the museum. Come along and try a gird and cleek, if you know what one is??

On Saturday 14th December, at the John Gray Centre, it’s our Festive Fun event. Santa and his elves (need to look out my costume!) will be in the Centre, giving out presents to children between 11am-12, and 1pm-2.30pm. There will also be live music and mince pies for visitors to enjoy. On Saturday 14th the event runs from 10am-3pm. On Sunday 15th, from 1.30pm-3.30pm, there will also be Christmas crafts too.

Finally, there will be one last Christmas Crafts activity on Sunday 22nd December 1.30-3.30pm upstairs in the museum at the John Gray Centre. All activities are free to take part in and drop in, although donations are welcome. For more information, go to

We’re then closed over the Christmas holidays. John Muir’s Birthplace, Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery, and the John Gray Centre will close on Christmas Eve until 3rd January.

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