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24 Doors of Advent

24 Doors of Advent

1st December 2018 - 24th December 2018
Throughout December Edinburgh opens its doors to showcase the unique buildings in the city in this real-life advent calendar.
King’s Panto: Beauty and the Beast

King’s Panto: Beauty and the Beast

1st December 2018 - 20th January 2019
Edinburgh panto legends Allan Stewart, Andy Gray & Grant Stott return to the King's Theatre in Beauty and the Beast!
Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair

9th December 2018
Greening Our Street invites you to come along to a Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday 9th December in Lauriston Hall.
A Christmas Fairy Trail

A Christmas Fairy Trail

7th December 2018 - 24th December 2018
Enter Archerfield Walled Garden’s mystical Fairy Trail and get lost in a world of fairies, forest folk and folklore when it returns in December!
3D2D Edinburgh Christmas Craft, Art and Design Fair

3D2D Edinburgh Christmas Craft, Art and Design Fair

8th December 2018 - 9th December 2018
Don't miss the 3D2D Edinburgh Christmas Craft, Art & Design Fair at the Assembly Rooms 8th and 9th December!
Christmas at the Botanics 2018

Christmas at the Botanics 2018

23rd November 2018 - 29th December 2018
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens!
Christmas at the Botanics

Christmas at the Botanics

25th November 2018 - 29th December 2018
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas when this magical after dark experience returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens!
Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s Grotto

17th November 2018 - 24th December 2018
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to Santa... when he arrives at Santa Land in George Street.
A Christmas Cabaret

A Christmas Cabaret

8th December 2018 - 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!
The Ice Adventure: A Journey Through Frozen Scotland

The Ice Adventure: A Journey Through Frozen Scotland

17th November 2017 - 24th December 2017
Edinburgh's Christmas - Come along and be astounded by the lifelike ice sculptures in the Ice Adventure.
Giant Lanterns of China 2018

Giant Lanterns of China 2018

16th November 2018 - 17th February 2019
The Giant Lanterns of China are back at Edinburgh Zoo! It's a new and exciting adventure as Scottish myths, ancient Chinese legends and incredible creatures come to life this winter.
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!
Carols By Candlelight

Carols By Candlelight

19th December 2018
Enjoy an exquisite concert of carols and seasonal classics staged in full 18th Century costume at the Usher Hall on 19th December.
Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

27th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
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!
Baby Loves Disco’s Christmas Cheer

Baby Loves Disco’s Christmas Cheer

9th December 2018 - 30th December 2018
Baby Loves Disco returns for Christmas 2018 with its unique dayclubbing experience at the Festival Square Spiegeltent.
Summerhall Christmas Market 2018

Summerhall Christmas Market 2018

9th December 2018
Our Summerhall Christmas Market returns packed full of local businesses selling unique gift ideas whilst our food vendors will be serving up delicious food and drink in our Courtyard.
La Clique Noël - Part Deux

La Clique Noël - Part Deux

16th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
La Clique Noël returns home to Edinburgh for Christmas with a new seasonal spectacular, La Clique Noël - Part Deux.
St Giles at Six: Edinburgh University Chamber Choir

St Giles at Six: Edinburgh University Chamber Choir

9th December 2018
Listen to Edinburgh University Chamber Choir as they perform a programme featuring two works composed towards the end of World War Two by Kodaly and Poulenc on 9th December at St Giles Cathedral.
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.
Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle

Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle

7th December 2018 - 23rd December 2018
Make Christmas 2018 special with a three course lunch in the opulent Queen Anne Room at Edinburgh Castle, and enjoy a dining experience fit for royalty.
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!
Bugle Boys Christmas Crackers

Bugle Boys Christmas Crackers

11th December 2018 - 30th December 2018
After wowing crowds at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Bugle Boys bring their Christmas Crackers show to the Assembly Roxy from 11th December.
Children’s Classic Concerts - A Christmas Carol

Children’s Classic Concerts - A Christmas Carol

9th December 2018
The RSNO perform plenty of beloved Christmas classics in this children's concert at the Usher Hall on Sunday 9th December.
Lunch with Santa!

Lunch with Santa!

9th December 2018
The Ghillie gang will be getting into the festive spirit with carvery style dining, festive face painting, arts & crafts, and a gift from Santa Claus himself on 9th December!
Silent Light

Silent Light

19th November 2018 - 29th December 2018
In a world first, Silent Light brings together the spectacular Street of Light from Edinburgh’s Christmas 2015 and 2016 and silent disco headphones to give you the ultimate street party.
Carols around the Christmas tree

Carols around the Christmas tree

10th December 2018 - 11th December 2018
Come along to the beautifully decorated Great Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for an evening of Christmas carols and seasonal music with Scottish Vocal Ensemble!
Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

14th December 2018 - 22nd December 2018
Join us at Church Hill Theatre as Edinburgh People's Theatre present Little Red Riding Hood, a traditional family pantomime with just a little twist in its tail!
A Play in Five Rooms - Enlightenment House

A Play in Five Rooms - Enlightenment House

14th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
This immersive, funny and interactive theatre experience will see audiences come across characters giving them an insight into Georgian life but also asking questions about current times.
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.
Stockbridge Sunday Market

Stockbridge Sunday Market

1st December 2017 - 31st December 2018
Its not just food on offer...............we have crafts, candles, jewellery ,CDs and who knows what else!
Winter Windows

Winter Windows

17th November 2018 - 26th December 2018
Come and see Edinburgh's 2018 Winter Windows, designed by budding young artists from Edinburgh’s schools to the theme of Kindness!
You Choose

You Choose

30th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
You Choose is a brand new interactive musical show for all the family, but in this show – YOU CHOOSE what happens!
TTF - 25 Years of Real Love

TTF - 25 Years of Real Love

8th December 2018
The greatest night ever… just got greater! TTF will be playing the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh on Saturday 8 December 2018 – their first concert in the capital since the '90s.
Brick Wonders

Brick Wonders

21st November 2018 - 24th March 2019
Historic Environment Scotland presents Brick Wonders at Blackness Castle featuring recreations in LEGO® bricks of amazing sights from around the world, curated by artist Warren Elsmore!

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Popular Events

24 Doors of Advent
Throughout December Edinburgh opens its doors to showcase the unique buildings in the city in this real-life advent calendar.
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!
A Christmas Fairy Trail
Enter Archerfield Walled Garden’s mystical Fairy Trail and get lost in a world of fairies, forest folk and folklore when it returns in December!
Christmas at the Botanics 2018
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens!
Christmas at the Botanics
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas when this magical after dark experience returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens!

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