Christmas And New Year events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming Christmas And New Year events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens

Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens

16th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
The Christmas Market will once again return to East Princes St Gardens for a whole host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items! Read more
Christmas Market - George Street

Christmas Market - George Street

16th November 2018 - 24th December 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Get into the Christmas spirit with a festive shopping experience at the traditional Christmas market in George St. Read more
La Clique Noël - Part Deux

La Clique Noël - Part Deux

16th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Edinburgh West
La Clique Noël returns home to Edinburgh for Christmas with a new seasonal spectacular, La Clique Noël - Part Deux. Read more
Light Night

Light Night

18th November 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Light Night is a free event for all to enjoy, which encapsulates the true spirit of the festive season: family and the community. Read more
Foodies Festival Christmas

Foodies Festival Christmas

23rd November 2018 - 25th November 2018
Foodies Festival Christmas, Edinburgh’s favourite food festival, kicks off the festive season at the EICC on 23, 24 & 25 November. Read more
Christmas at the Botanics

Christmas at the Botanics

25th November 2018 - 29th December 2018
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens! Read more
Christmas Extravaganza

Christmas Extravaganza

25th November 2018
Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home is holding a Christmas Extravaganza on 25th November with a wide range of stalls, delicious food, festive entertainment and Santa Paws! Read more
Nativity! The Musical

Nativity! The Musical

28th November 2018 - 2nd December 2018
After an extended run in the West End, Nativity! The Musical is coming to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre. Read more
Village Christmas Party Selection Box

Village Christmas Party Selection Box

29th November 2018 - 22nd December 2018
Enjoy a real mix of Christmas Parties this year at the Village Hotel Edinburgh. You pick your favourite and we’ll mix the tunes! Read more
Wendy and Peter Pan

Wendy and Peter Pan

29th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Full of fairy-dust, adventure and all your favourite characters this magical story is everything a Christmas treat should be. Read more
You Choose

You Choose

30th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Edinburgh West
You Choose is a brand new interactive musical show for all the family, but in this show – YOU CHOOSE what happens! Read more
Enchanted Christmas Pictures

Enchanted Christmas Pictures

1st December 2018
Create a Christmas themed 3-dimensional framed picture that will light up like an enchanted magical forest in this workshop with Mike Durnan. Read more
Celebrating the Peace, Christmas 1918

Celebrating the Peace, Christmas 1918

2nd December 2018
It's Christmas 1918, join the family and staff of Lauriston as they reflect on what has been but look forward with some optimism to what is to come. Read more
A Perfect Paper-craft Edwardian Christmas

A Perfect Paper-craft Edwardian Christmas

3rd December 2018
Using beautiful papers and simple techniques create beautiful paper Christmas decorations in this workshop with artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb. Read more
Balerno Theatre Company Present: Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood

Balerno Theatre Company Present: Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood

5th December 2018 - 8th December 2018
Balerno Theatre Company Present an original pantomime chronicling the adventures of Robin Hood as he storms through the forest rescuing the two babes from the machinations of their evil uncle. Read more
Magical Christmas Scenes

Magical Christmas Scenes

5th December 2018
Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb to explore seasonal landscapes and the creatures who live in them and make a series of wintry artworks to give as gifts or keep to adorn your own walls. Read more
Christmas Preview Event

Christmas Preview Event

6th December 2018
We cordially invite you to our Pre-Christmas discount shopping evening at Valvona & Crolla on Thursday 6th December with 20% discount on all shopping. Read more
The Osmonds’ Rock And Roll Christmas Spectacular

The Osmonds’ Rock And Roll Christmas Spectacular

7th December 2018
Synergy Concerts presents The Osmonds' Rock and Roll Christmas Spectacular at the Usher Hall on 7th December. Read more
A Christmas Cabaret

A Christmas Cabaret

8th December 2018
Join Bruce Devlin for a Christmas cracker of a cabaret show in a fast paced festive hour at The Stand Comedy Club! Read more
Christmas Balloon Modelling Workshop

Christmas Balloon Modelling Workshop

8th December 2018
Learn how to make your very own Christmas-themed Balloon Models with super-fun hands-on workshop from Magic Ian. Read more
Love Actually with Live Orchestra

Love Actually with Live Orchestra

8th December 2018
Kick off the holiday season with a screening of festive favourite Love Actually complete with full orchestra! Read more
Santa’s Farm Yard Cottage

Santa’s Farm Yard Cottage

8th December 2018 - 24th December 2018
Santa visits Almond Valley once again, settling into his farmyard cottage set within a chilly midwinter forest. Read more
A Family Christmas at Lauriston

A Family Christmas at Lauriston

9th December 2018
Get back to traditional values as a family and spend a very special morning with us at Lauriston Castle this Christmas. Read more
Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

10th December 2018 - 5th January 2019
Don't miss the ultimate night out when the Kinky Boots tour comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in December 2018! Read more
Birch Star Wreaths and Scandinavian Garlands

Birch Star Wreaths and Scandinavian Garlands

14th December 2018
Make an exquisite natural wreath and also a variety of different felt and Scandinavian inspired decorations for your home this Christmas. Read more
Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

14th December 2018
Enjoy a sophisticated seasonal afternoon tea, with cakes, sandwiches and many dainty festive nibbles at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
Santa Breakfasts

Santa Breakfasts

14th December 2018
Enjoy a tasty breakfast before visiting jolly old Santa in his magic cottage at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
Santa Suppers

Santa Suppers

14th December 2018
A warming and yummy evening supper, served at your tables by the kitchen elves, then it's time to visit Santa. Read more
A Christmas Cabaret

A Christmas Cabaret

15th December 2018
Join Bruce Devlin for a Christmas cracker of a cabaret show in a fast paced festive hour at The Stand Comedy Club! Read more
Fresh Green Wreaths

Fresh Green Wreaths

15th December 2018
Make a stunning green wreath to take pride of place on your street in this workshop at Lauriston Castle with Margaret Findlay! Read more
Magic Show: Christmas Tricks

Magic Show: Christmas Tricks

15th December 2018
Enjoy a sprinkling of actual magic in the run up to Christmas with our heart-warming comedy magic show. Read more
Magical Wreaths

Magical Wreaths

16th December 2018
Make a spectacular wreath for your home in this magical wreaths workshop at Lauriston Castle with Margaret Findlay! Read more
Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

17th December 2018
Enjoy a sophisticated seasonal afternoon tea, with cakes, sandwiches and many dainty festive nibbles at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
Santa Breakfasts

Santa Breakfasts

17th December 2018
Enjoy a tasty breakfast before visiting jolly old Santa in his magic cottage at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
Santa Suppers

Santa Suppers

17th December 2018
A warming and yummy evening supper, served at your tables by the kitchen elves, then it's time to visit Santa. Read more
Atmosphere | Scrooge

Atmosphere | Scrooge

19th December 2018
Come and experience our wonderfully atmospheric film screening of Scrooge against the backdrop of elegant Lauriston Castle! Read more
Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

21st December 2018
Enjoy a sophisticated seasonal afternoon tea, with cakes, sandwiches and many dainty festive nibbles at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
Funbox presents Once Upon a Christmas at The Brunton

Funbox presents Once Upon a Christmas at The Brunton

21st December 2018 - 24th December 2018
FUNBOX present their brand new seasonal spectacular – ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS as they return to The Brunton Theatre 21st December through to Christmas Eve! Read more
Santa Breakfasts

Santa Breakfasts

21st December 2018
Enjoy a tasty breakfast before visiting jolly old Santa in his magic cottage at Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Read more
Santa Suppers

Santa Suppers

21st December 2018
A warming and yummy evening supper, served at your tables by the kitchen elves, then it's time to visit Santa. Read more
A Christmas Cabaret

A Christmas Cabaret

22nd December 2018
Join Bruce Devlin for a Christmas cracker of a cabaret show in a fast paced festive hour at The Stand Comedy Club! Read more
Magic Show: Christmas Tricks

Magic Show: Christmas Tricks

22nd December 2018
Enjoy a sprinkling of actual magic in the run up to Christmas at Lauriston Castle with a festive show will be sure to bring a smile to your face! Read more
Reflection of Home

Reflection of Home

22nd December 2018
Make your own little model house reflecting your 'special' place and taking inspiration from all the lovely doll’s houses in the Museum of Childhood. Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

23rd December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

24th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

28th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
A Christmas Cabaret

A Christmas Cabaret

29th December 2018
Join Bruce Devlin for a Christmas cracker of a cabaret show in a fast paced festive hour at The Stand Comedy Club! Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

29th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

30th December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
Candlelit Concert at St. Giles’ Cathedral

Candlelit Concert at St. Giles’ Cathedral

31st December 2018
Come along to a festive celebration in the candlelit atmosphere of St Giles' Cathedral on 31st December. Read more
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party

31st December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join people from around the world to bring in the New Year at one of the world's biggest and best outdoor parties! Read more
Hogmanay Ceilidh

Hogmanay Ceilidh

31st December 2018
Edinburgh Ceilidhs invite you to their Hogmanay Ceilidhs on 31st December in Lauriston Hall. Read more
Loony Dook

Loony Dook

1st January 2019
Queensferry
Loony Dook - Get 2019 off to a fresh start with a bracing fundraising New Year's Day dip in the freezing River Forth! Read more

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