Festive Events

A chance to taste, toast, learn
and make this festive season


To help prepare for the festive season, The Bonnie Badger
is set to host a series of winter workshops, designed
to spark some festive spirit.

Working in close collaboration with a collective of our local suppliers, we’ll be helping get gift ready with bespoke candle making, sharing expertise on creating your own bespoke Christmas wreath and offering helpful hints on the best sparkling wines to toast the season.  This year, we will also be spreading some festive magic for families with a unique storytelling session for our younger audience.

Our festive events are held in the Private Dining Room, and aim to inspire festive dining, drinking, gifting and family gatherings.

Booking is essential as places are limited at each event – please contact our Reception Team on +44 (0)1620 621 111 or info@bonniebadger.com.

Candle Creation and Self-Care with Siabann

Thursday 23rd November, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

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Our trusted supplier, we have collaborated with Siabann to create our luxury bathroom products, all inspired by local East Lothian botanicals. Siabann founder Fiona Ritchie will join us to guide guests through making a natural soy wax candle, perfect for festive gifting.  While the candles set, guests will be given the chance to make their very own nature-inspired facial serum, marrying creativity with a little self-care.

Bookings: £55 per person, inclusive of 3 bespoke candles, a personalised facial serum, as well as The Bonnie Badger signature mulled wine and mince pies on arrival.

Festive Children’s Storytelling

with Author Abi Elphinstone

Sunday 26th November, 2.30pm – 4.00pm

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From dog-sledding in the Arctic to browsing a certain sweetshop in North Berwick, bestselling children’s author Abi Elphinstone will be talking about the inspiration behind her new picture book, The Frost Goblin. She’ll also be reading from The Frost Goblin, signing copies of all her books and showing kids how easy it is to come up with ideas for their own stories. 

Recommended for children aged 5-8.

Bookings: £18 per child, inclusive of a copy of Abi Elphinstone’s new picture book The Frost Goblin, as well as hot chocolate and festive cookies.

Wreath Making
with Secret Garden Events Florist

Thursday 30th November, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

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We are getting set to welcome back Dirleton-based expert florist Victoria McArdle from Secret Garden Events Florist, as she guides guests through a masterclass in making a stylish festive wreath, drawn from a seasonal selection of florals and botanicals.

Guests will then have the chance to create a bespoke wreath, using locally sourced and Dutch foliage and florals, set to the backdrop of some festive music to get in the Christmas spirit.

Bookings: £70 per person, inclusive of a bespoke wreath to take home, as well as The Bonnie Badger signature mulled wine and mince pies on arrival.

Festive Fizz Masterclass
with L’art du Vin

Thursday 14th December, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

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Join Richard Bouglet, Director at independent wine merchant, L’art du Vin as he shares a selection of fine festive fizz. Richard will take you on a journey through the classic and not so classic, sparkling wine regions including Champagne.

The team at L’art du Vin shares our passion for wines made by artisan producers, and each of the wines they present is made with passion, integrity, and uniqueness of origin.

Bookings: £40 per person, inclusive of canapés served with a selection of five glasses of festive fizz.