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Welcome to What's on Edinburgh, we pride ourselves on keeping you up to date on events in Edinburgh taking place throughout the year. From the latest theatre events and live music performances to local activities and fantastic attractions, we keep you up to date daily!

Popular events in Edinburgh

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

Castle of Light
Castle of Light
14th Nov 2019 - 22nd Dec 2019
Expect wonder, enchantment and a spectacle of colour this festive season as Edinburgh Castle, the defender of the nation, becomes the ‘Castle of Light’!
Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour Edinburgh
Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour Edinburgh
15th Nov 2019 - 16th Nov 2019
Holidays are coming... come and get your photo taken with the iconic Coca Cola Christmas Truck when it visits Fort Kinnaird, Edinburgh on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November 2019!
Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens
Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens
16th Nov 2019 - 4th Jan 2020
The Christmas Market will once again return to East Princes St Gardens for a whole host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items!

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!

Farm, Field and Family - 100 years of genetics
Farm, Field and Family - 100 years of genetics
13th November 2019
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
The past, present and future of human and animal genetics is discussed in this talk to marks 100 years since the founding of the Genetics Society and of Animal Genetics at Edinburgh University.
The Secret Life of Tartan with Vixy Rae
The Secret Life of Tartan with Vixy Rae
13th November 2019
Dovecot Studios Ltd, Edinburgh Old Town
Join fashion designer and tailor Vixy Rae to go behind the scenes, and beyond the kilt, to hear stories and fascinating anecdotes on Scotland’s most famous fabric, tartan!
Epilepsy Scotland Comedy Night
Epilepsy Scotland Comedy Night
13th November 2019
The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Join Epilepsy Scotland for a fundraising night of fun and laughter at The Stand Comedy Club on Wednesday 13th November!

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 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen
Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen
7th Dec 2019 - 29th Dec 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Scottish Ballet’s 50th year will come to a spectacular close with the world premiere of The Snow Queen this Christmas at the Festival Theatre!
Christmas at the Botanics 2019
Christmas at the Botanics 2019
22nd Nov 2019 - 29th Dec 2019
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!
Five Sisters Zoo Illuminations
Five Sisters Zoo Illuminations
15th Nov 2019 - 23rd Dec 2019
Five Sisters Zoo, West Calder
Five Sisters Zoo will once again illuminate the zoo for another year and there is plenty of new surprises in store with our new enchanted riverside walk, stunning lit up water fountains and much more!

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!

Fans Youth Film Festival
Fans Youth Film Festival
15th Nov 2019 - 17th Nov 2019
FANS Youth Film Festival will take place at Summerhall in November, showcasing the work of young filmmakers across three days of screenings, workshops and talks.
The Scots Fiddle Festival
The Scots Fiddle Festival
15th Nov 2019 - 17th Nov 2019
The Scots Fiddle Festival at The Pleasance, Edinburgh is a three day festival of workshops, recitals, concerts, ceilidhs, stalls, bar and food, great company and much more...
Edinburghs Christmas
Edinburghs Christmas
16th Nov 2019 - 4th Jan 2020
A spectacular, six-week season of festive entertainment in the heart of the city!
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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!

Alex & Eliza
Alex & Eliza
13th Nov 2019 - 14th Nov 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Zubair’s grandmother has lived in the same house on the same street for 40 years. Until she gets on a plane to visit Zubair, seven seas away.
Class Act
Class Act
13th Nov 2019 - 14th Nov 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Bringing you brand new short plays written exclusively for the Traverse stage by young people from across Edinburgh, Class Act is a must-see for anyone who wants to see the world afresh.
The Remarkable Deliverances of Alice Thornton
The Remarkable Deliverances of Alice Thornton
14th November 2019
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Alice Thornton invites you to a defence of her life, including 20 miraculous deliverances from death… and a dreadful scandal.
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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...

Class Act
Class Act
13th Nov 2019 - 14th Nov 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Bringing you brand new short plays written exclusively for the Traverse stage by young people from across Edinburgh, Class Act is a must-see for anyone who wants to see the world afresh.
Rebels and Redcoats
Rebels and Redcoats
13th November 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period.
Yoga with Babies
Yoga with Babies
14th Nov 2019 - 19th Dec 2019
The Yoga Room Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
This Postnatal Yoga class, run by Jenny from Yoga Links, mainly focuses on easing mum's achy body and regaining her strength, whilst baby enjoys the sounds and interaction of other babies.
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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!

Boston Manor
Boston Manor
13th November 2019
La Belle Angele, Edinburgh Old Town
Blackpool based quartet Boston Manor come to La Belle Angele on Wednesday 13th November with support from Modern Error.
Playtime with James Lindsay
Playtime with James Lindsay
14th November 2019
The Outhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Bassist James Lindsay is in constant demand working with some of the top names in the UK folk & jazz circuits and makes his Playtime debut on 14th November at the Outhouse.
Sabotage Metal Night at Opium
Sabotage Metal Night at Opium
14th November 2019
Opium, Edinburgh Old Town
Sabotage has you covered! 100% metal with no repetition every second Thursday of each month - 8pm to late.
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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!

Yoga with Babies
Yoga with Babies
14th Nov 2019 - 19th Dec 2019
The Yoga Room Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
This Postnatal Yoga class, run by Jenny from Yoga Links, mainly focuses on easing mum's achy body and regaining her strength, whilst baby enjoys the sounds and interaction of other babies.
Kundalini Yoga at Calm on Canning Street
Kundalini Yoga at Calm on Canning Street
15th Nov 2019 - 20th Dec 2019
Edinburgh West
Join Yoga Links with Jenny every Friday for a mixed levels Kundalini Yoga class at Calm on Canning Street.
Pregnancy Yoga at The Yoga Room
Pregnancy Yoga at The Yoga Room
14th Nov 2019 - 27th Feb 2020
The Yoga Room Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
These Pregnancy Yoga classes, run by Jenny at Yoga Links, provide a calm, friendly and safe environment for you to connect to your body, your baby and your breath throughout pregnancy.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Musical spectacular arrives at Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Vue Edinburgh Omni
Musical spectacular arrives at Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Vue Edinburgh Omni
Les Misérables, one of the world’s most popular musicals, is coming to Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Vue Edinburgh Omni this December.
Scotland asked to come together with One Kind Act
Scotland asked to come together with One Kind Act
The people of Scotland are being encouraged to celebrate St Andrew's Day (30th November) by carrying out an act of kindness!

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!

Yoga Links
Yoga Links
Edinburgh based Kundalini Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, Post Natal Yoga and Corporate Yoga classes...
Granton Castle Walled Garden
Granton Castle Walled Garden
Granton's very own secret garden hidden away on Edinburgh's waterfront. The Walled Garden...
Doodles Ceramics Workshop
Doodles Ceramics Workshop
Doodles Ceramics is Edinburgh’s longest established "paint your own" pottery studio...
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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!

Natami
Natami
natami is Natalia's art gallery that opened in 2019. The gallery is at the centre of...
Birch Tree Gallery
Birch Tree Gallery
A venue for fine-crafts, prints and works on paper opened its doors in March 2017. The...
Tumbles at Portobello Gymnastics and Softplay Centre
Tumbles at Portobello Gymnastics and Softplay Centre
Tumbles on Portobello Promenade is a large, modern gymnastics facility and softplay venue...
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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.

Candy Bar & Diner
Candy Bar & Diner
WELCOME TO CANDY BAR WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THE BEST FUN IN TOWN!Born and raised...
Montpeliers
Montpeliers
We work closely with local Edinburgh suppliers to ensure we get the best food and drink...
Eastside
Eastside
We’re part of the new late-night revolution. Serving boozy cocktails, craft beer and...
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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!

The Mart
The Mart
The (Old Auction) Mart was once the centre of East Linton - a bustling agricultural destination...
Hamilton & Inches
Hamilton & Inches
Hamilton & Inches is Scotland’s luxury jewellery house, with distinctive workshops...
Oska Edinburgh
Oska Edinburgh
How an individual’s personality comes across and how clothes can help are the decisive...
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Popular Events

Castle of Light
Expect wonder, enchantment and a spectacle of colour this festive season as Edinburgh Castle, the defender of the nation, becomes the ‘Castle of Light’!
Coca Cola Christmas Truck Tour Edinburgh
Holidays are coming... come and get your photo taken with the iconic Coca Cola Christmas Truck when it visits Fort Kinnaird, Edinburgh on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November 2019!
Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens
The Christmas Market will once again return to East Princes St Gardens for a whole host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items!
Christmas at the Botanics 2019
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens!
Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen
Scottish Ballet’s 50th year will come to a spectacular close with the world premiere of The Snow Queen this Christmas at the Festival Theatre!

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