Penicuik Community Council hosts a Christmas fair in the town hall on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.
This will be followed by seasonal entertainment in the precinct before Citizen of the Year Donald McIntosh switches on the lights at 4pm.
Newtongrange Gala King and Queen Jamie Deighan and Jodie Barr will switch on the lights outside Newbattle Pool shortly after 4pm.
The ‘Lighting up Christmas’ event takes place at Hunter Square, Gorebridge, from 3.30pm with the switch-on at 4.02pm.
Loanhead Gala Queen Mahairi and Herald Robbie switch on the Christmas lights at Fountain Green at 4.30pm.
On Sunday, Mayfield’s celebrations start at Mayfield Leisure Centre at 1pm, with stalls, Santa’s Grotto, and musical entertainment. Everyone will then march down to the square at 4pm, with the lights switch on around 4.30pm.