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

Giant Lanterns of China 2017

Giant Lanterns of China 2017

1st December 2017 - 25th February 2018
This winter, Edinburgh Zoo will be home to The Giant Lanterns of China, an installation of over 450 dazzling lanterns which will transform the venue into a spectacular work of art! Read more
Schiltron! Flodden Era

Schiltron! Flodden Era

3rd March 2018
Come and see how the Scots of this era fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Schiltron! Flodden Era

Schiltron! Flodden Era

4th March 2018
Come and see how the Scots of this era fought with pikes in schiltrons and have a go yourself at Edinburgh Castle. 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
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
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
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
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
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
Hogmanay Ceilidh

Hogmanay Ceilidh

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

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