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Popular events in Edinburgh

You'll find the most popular Edinburgh events on the website right now, right here!

Christmas at the Botanics
Christmas at the Botanics
25th Nov 2018 - 29th Dec 2018
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas when this magical after dark experience returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens!
24 Doors of Advent
24 Doors of Advent
1st Dec 2018 - 24th Dec 2018
Throughout December Edinburgh opens its doors to showcase the unique buildings in the city in this real-life advent calendar.
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
10th Dec 2018 - 5th Jan 2019
Don't miss the ultimate night out when the Kinky Boots tour comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in December 2018!

Featured events in Edinburgh

There are thousands of events in Edinburgh every month, here we've hand-picked a few you should definitely pay attention to!

Puzzled Pint
Puzzled Pint
11th December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Love solving puzzles...with friends...while eating and drinking? Then join us for Puzzled Pint on Tuesday 11th December!
Bugle Boys Christmas Crackers
Bugle Boys Christmas Crackers
11th Dec 2018 - 30th Dec 2018
Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Old Town
After wowing crowds at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Bugle Boys bring their Christmas Crackers show to the Assembly Roxy from 11th December.
Guide Dogs Tea Party - Find out how you could support Guide Dogs!
Guide Dogs Tea Party - Find out how you could support Guide Dogs!
11th December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Come along to one of these events and find out more about supporting Guide Dogs in the area by becoming a volunteer in fundraising.

Hottest Tickets in Town

From theatre shows to gigs, snap up tickets to the most popular events in town, here's a small selection of what's trending this week!

Christmas at the Botanics
Christmas at the Botanics
25th Nov 2018 - 29th Dec 2018
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Stockbridge and Canonmills
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas when this magical after dark experience returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens!
Christmas at the Botanics 2018
Christmas at the Botanics 2018
23rd Nov 2018 - 29th Dec 2018
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Stockbridge and Canonmills
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens!
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
10th Dec 2018 - 5th Jan 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Don't miss the ultimate night out when the Kinky Boots tour comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in December 2018!

Festivals in Edinburgh

From music to film, comedy to books, family to the arts there's a wide range of cultural festivals being held throughout the year in Edinburgh!

Edinburghs Christmas
Edinburghs Christmas
16th Nov 2018 - 5th Jan 2019
A spectacular, six-week season of festive entertainment in the heart of the city from 16th November - 5th January.
Edinburghs Hogmanay
Edinburghs Hogmanay
30th Dec 2018 - 1st Jan 2019
Three DAYS of spectacular events, incredible bands and amazing crowds from every corner of the globe.
Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival
Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival
26th Jan 2019 - 27th Jan 2019
Come along to the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival for an inspirational weekend of yoga and fitness classes, guided meditations, talks and workshops.
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Upcoming Theatre Events in Edinburgh

Whether you prefer comedy or musicals, ballet or opera, our Edinburgh theatre listings will have something to suit everyone!

Bugle Boys Christmas Crackers
Bugle Boys Christmas Crackers
11th Dec 2018 - 30th Dec 2018
Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Old Town
After wowing crowds at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Bugle Boys bring their Christmas Crackers show to the Assembly Roxy from 11th December.
The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven
The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven
13th Dec 2018 - 22nd Dec 2018
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Almost ten years on from her controversial premiere, Jo Clifford and company bring their legendary production of 'The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven' to the Traverse for the first time.
It’s a Wonderful Life!
It’s a Wonderful Life!
15th Dec 2018 - 22nd Dec 2018
Cornerstone Centre Edinburgh, Edinburgh Old Town
Floating Brick Theatre will be putting on a stage production of "It's a Wonderful Life" this December at the Cornerstone Centre.
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Upcoming Family & Kids Events in Edinburgh

Don't be stuck for things to do with the kids in Edinburgh! We have something for everyone and every pocket...

Bugle Boys Christmas Crackers
Bugle Boys Christmas Crackers
11th Dec 2018 - 30th Dec 2018
Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Old Town
After wowing crowds at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Bugle Boys bring their Christmas Crackers show to the Assembly Roxy from 11th December.
Feed the Minds Carol Concert at Greyfriars Kirk
Feed the Minds Carol Concert at Greyfriars Kirk
12th December 2018
Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh Old Town
Come and celebrate Christmas at Feed the Minds’ magical carol concert in the stunning and atmospheric Greyfriars Kirk this December!
A Very Georgian Christmas
A Very Georgian Christmas
12th December 2018
Gladstones Land, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along to Gladstone's Land on Wednesday 12th December for some Georgian Christmas entertainments, including carols, punch and Georgian Christmas crafts!
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Upcoming Music Events in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is renowned for it's live music scene, with a variety of venues catering for small intimate gigs to huge arenas hosting the biggest names!

Tamagotchi Tuesdays - 80’s, 90’s, 00’s throwback
Tamagotchi Tuesdays - 80’s, 90’s, 00’s throwback
11th December 2018
Subway Cowgate, Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh's weekly throwback clubnight at Subway Cowgate brings you the hits of 80’s, 90’s, 00’s.
Feed the Minds Carol Concert at Greyfriars Kirk
Feed the Minds Carol Concert at Greyfriars Kirk
12th December 2018
Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh Old Town
Come and celebrate Christmas at Feed the Minds’ magical carol concert in the stunning and atmospheric Greyfriars Kirk this December!
Edinburgh Folk Club
Edinburgh Folk Club
12th December 2018
The Pleasance Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Come along to Edinburgh Folk Club's regular weekly show on Wednesday evenings at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar!
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New Events in Edinburgh

You'll find all the latest Edinburgh events that have been added to the website right here!

Vision Board Workshop
Vision Board Workshop
15th December 2018
Edinburgh Palette, Edinburgh East
Come along and create a source of inspiration and motivation for 2019 in this Vision Board Workshop, hosted by Saras Feijóo, on Saturday 15th December at St Margaret's House!
Gung-Ho! Edinburgh
Gung-Ho! Edinburgh
11th May 2019
The Meadows, Edinburgh South
Gung-Ho!, the biggest 5K inflatable obstacle course in the world, is back for 2019... bigger and bouncier than ever!
Christmas
Christmas
22nd December 2018
McDonald Road Library, Edinburgh East
Discover the real origin and meaning of Christmas, and its wide presence in the different cultures and religions worldwide with the AGEAC on Saturday 22nd December in McDonald Road Library.
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Latest Edinburgh News

John Sinclair House hosts Winter Warmer event
John Sinclair House hosts Winter Warmer event
Delve behind the doors of the HES archives as John Sinclair House hosts ‘Winter Warmer’ event on Saturday 15th December!
Irn Bru Carnival Competition Terms & Conditions
Irn Bru Carnival Competition Terms & Conditions
We have a fab festive giveaway for you, thanks to the Irn Bru Carnival, Europe's largest indoor funfair!

Activities in Edinburgh

Step away from the TV remote, choose one or more from our activities selection, and get out of the house to discover new skills, sports and more!

Deer Park Golf and Country Club
Deer Park Golf and Country Club
The club was established in 1978 and has reached maturity. We are a friendly club conveniently...
Simply English Edinburgh
Simply English Edinburgh
English Language School in the heart of the city offering affordable and flexible lessons...
Thursday Salsa Classes at the Granary Leith
Thursday Salsa Classes at the Granary Leith
Are you looking for a new dancing experience in Edinburgh? Never tried salsa dancing...
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Attractions in Edinburgh

Edinburgh and the surrounding areas have a great mix of sightseeing attractions. If you are looking for a fun family day out or a trip with friends, then look no further!

Patrick Geddes Centre at Riddles Court
Patrick Geddes Centre at Riddles Court
The Patrick Geddes Centre is an exciting new world-class centre for learning. Our home...
The Tron Kirk
The Tron Kirk
Edinburgh World Heritage, the charity responsible for the conservation and promotion...
Alpha Art Gallery
Alpha Art Gallery
Alpha Art is an independent contemporary gallery established 2006.The gallery represents...
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Eating & Drinking in Edinburgh

Eating out in Edinburgh is a joy, with a range of restaurants and cafes on offer and there's a wide selection of places to enjoy a quiet pint or a cheeky cocktail.

The Paper Mill
The Paper Mill
With interior design conceived and developed by Jim Hamilton Design and distinctive branding...
The Newsroom Bar and Eatery
The Newsroom Bar and Eatery
Enter through our floor to ceiling halogen window display and find yourself greeted with...
The Pear Tree
The Pear Tree
Welcome to the famous Pear Tree! Home to Edinburgh's best beer garden! Join us for food...
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Shopping in Edinburgh

If you've got a hankering for some retail therapy, Edinburgh with its diverse range of unique and independent shops is the place to be!

McAree Brothers
McAree Brothers
LYS in the heart of Edinburgh · Worldwide shipping · Staffed by knitters for knitters...
Livingston Designer Outlet
Livingston Designer Outlet
Over 100 famous brands including Ted Baker, Lacoste, Fred Perry, LK Bennett, Marks &...
The Hand Made Factory
The Hand Made Factory
We believe in made with love. many of our products are hand crafted in the store with...
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Popular Events

Christmas at the Botanics
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas when this magical after dark experience returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens!
24 Doors of Advent
Throughout December Edinburgh opens its doors to showcase the unique buildings in the city in this real-life advent calendar.
Kinky Boots
Don't miss the ultimate night out when the Kinky Boots tour comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in December 2018!
King’s Panto: Beauty and the Beast
Edinburgh panto legends Allan Stewart, Andy Gray & Grant Stott return to the King's Theatre in Beauty and the Beast!
Jack and the Beanstalk
Join us at The Brunton for Jack and the Beanstalk, a fun packed panto with an up to date twist on the well-known story!

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