If you're looking for a hearty dose of festive cheer in 2022 then why not head to Dunfermline in the Kingdom of Fife? This former ancient capital of Scotland has a whole range of special winter wonders to really make you feel rather jolly indeed.

What to look forward to in 2022

Christmas illuminations

  • The countdown to Christmas officially begins when the Christmas lights are switched on in the High Street around late November
  • On the day festivities typically include quality live entertainment and fun-filled family events, including a Christmas parade, live bands, storytelling, arts and crafts and even a spot of magic
  • When night falls, witness some of the town's stunning historical buildings lit up with magnificent floodlighting, including the beautiful Dunfermline Abbey and Palace and the grand Carnegie Library.

Kingsgate Christmas Market

  • There are usually a number of Christmas markets held in Dunfermline over the festive period. The biggest of these the Kingsgate Christmas Market, a monthly farmers' market where you can browse unique crafts and stocking fillers alongside locally produced food and drink to add that finishing touch your Christmas dinner. Expect raffles with the chance to win fabulous prizes, child-friendly entertainment and more. Dates TBC.

Seasonal shows

The Alhambra Theatre puts on a great range of entertainment in the lead up to Christmas and the New Year, ranging from side-splittingly funny pantomimes, breathtakingly beautiful ballets performed by international companies, and other fun events, such as family film sing-a-longs.