A MAGICAL programme of Christmas events is under way at the Heart of Hawick.

From festive films and live cinema performances to Carols by Candlelight, the warm and cosy venue promises to make the build-up to the big day an exciting one for all ages.

Bringing London’s West End to the Heart of Hawick as part of their Live Cinema programme, the big screen cinema will show The Royal Opera House’s Nutcracker ballet will be shown on Tuesday, December 17 from 7.15pm.

Ticket for the screening prices range from £14 to £16.

There is also a special Christmas Film Week running through to Friday (December 15) with a range of old films available to watch in the Heart of Hawick’s warm and cosy big screen cinema.

Films included White Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Arthur Christmas and Home Alone.

And tickets for all of the festive films are £5.

As the big day gets closer, on Saturday, December 21 at 7pm the Wilton Dean SWI Choir will lead Carols by Candlelight.

Tickets are £5 (over 18s only) and includes a cup of mulled wine and a mince pie on arrival.

On Sunday, December 22 at 3pm, Hawick Saxhorn Band will perform a selection of Christmas favourites and arrangements at the Heart of Hawick.

Tickets are priced at £8.

And to keep the festive cheer going after Christmas, the hotly anticipated Frozen II will be screened from December 27 and Last Christmas will be screened on December 27 and 28.

Tickets are priced £6.50 to £7 for both films.

Sophy Delavigne, operations manager at the Heart of Hawick said: "We’re very excited about our festive programme at the Heart of Hawick.

"We have included something for everyone, with some surprises along the way. We hope this helps to make this Christmas an extra special one for all our customers.

"As a charity, Live Borders aims to help our communities to be healthier, happier, and stronger, and we hope that these events will bring happiness and a sense of community spirit over the festive season.”

Tickets for all events are available from the Heart of Hawick Box office on 01450 360688 or at liveborders.org.uk/play/heart-of-hawick/