Old Town Christmas Lights Switch On

The Old Town begins its Christmas celebrations with Santa and his elves switching on the Greater Grassmarket’s Christmas lights this Thursday at 6:30pm!

Old Town Christmas Lights Switch On

About Old Town Christmas Lights Switch On

The Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District (BID) kicks off the Old Town’s festive celebrations with the official switching on of the Christmas lights in the Grassmarket Square on Thursday 7th December at 6.30pm.

The free family-friendly event will feature special guest appearances from Santa and his elves who will have the honour of turning on the light displayand will be handing out Christmas hats to children. The event begins at 6.15pm with the lights switch on taking place at 6.30pm.

Local businesses will be staying open during the festivities to allow for some late-night shopping and there will be a number of other Christmas offerings such as mulled wine, carol singing, and even some free mince pies.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Old Town Christmas Lights Switch On are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

24th February 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

3rd March 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

10th March 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

17th March 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

24th March 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

31st March 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

7th April 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

14th April 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

21st April 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

28th April 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

5th May 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

12th May 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

19th May 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

26th May 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

2nd June 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

9th June 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

16th June 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

23rd June 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

30th June 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

7th July 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

14th July 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

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Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

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Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

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Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

11th August 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

18th August 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

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Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
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Grassmarket Weekly Market

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Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

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Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

15th September 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

22nd September 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

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Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

6th October 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

13th October 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

20th October 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

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Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

3rd November 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

10th November 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

17th November 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

24th November 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

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Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

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Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

15th December 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

22nd December 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

29th December 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market.

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