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Events in Edinburgh on 01 January 2024

View all the upcoming events in Edinburgh on the 01 January 2024 below, or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Arthur’s Secrets

1st September 2023 - 26th March 2024

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

1st January 2024 - 31st August 2024

Looking to entertain the kids? Come and spot our cuddly corgis hiding around Britannia’s tour route.

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Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Have fun discovering Edinburgh on this award-winning, quirky, self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!

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Daily Tours at St Giles’ Cathedral

10th December 2023 - 1st December 2024

Join a volunteer guide for a 45 min to 1 hour glimpse into the history, heraldry and life of our historic Cathedral and Thistle Chapel!

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Deep Rooted

18th November 2023 - 25th February 2024

'Deep Rooted' is a group exhibition featuring work by eight contemporary artists exploring the relationship between people and the natural environment using a variety of media and approaches.

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Dinosaurs!

1st April 2022 - 31st March 2024

Immerse yourself in our walk-through exhibition included in your Edinburgh Zoo ticket and see prehistoric beasts come to life around you!

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Drama Classes for Children and Young People in Central Edinburgh

14th August 2023 - 23rd June 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Parents, do you want to help your child grow their confidence and make new friends in a fun and creative way? The Blossom Theatre Project drama classes are the perfect way to do this.

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Eala Shàilein / The Swan of Salen

20th April 2023 - 20th April 2029
Broxburn

Swan of Salen is A Multimedia Folk Ballet inspired by Tchaikovsky’s iconic Swan Lake and the parallel Gaelic legend, Eala Shàilein. Catch it at Ecclesmachan & Threemiletown Village Hall in April!

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Edinburgh Opera Company Seeking New Singers For Carmen

20th November 2023 - 18th August 2024

Aria Alba is looking for new members to join our exciting production of Georges Bizet's Carmen at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2024.

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Free Live Music at The Fiddlers Arms

1st January 2024 - 27th January 2024

Come along to The Fiddlers Arms every weekend from 9pm and enjoy free live music with something to suit everyone’s tastes! Entry is always free.

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Friday Friends

6th October 2023 - 7th June 2024

Our Friday Friends programme offers a welcoming space for visually impaired and D/deaf children and their families.

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Hogmanay Pub Crawl

31st December 2023 - 31st January 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Don't miss an incredible Hogmanay experience as we visit seven different New Year parties! You’ll get free entry and drinks included with your ticket throughout the night.

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Journey: Castle Mills Members’ Show 3

16th December 2023 - 17th March 2024

Hung across Galleries 1 & 2 at Edinburgh Printmakers, ‘Journey’ celebrates the ‘Journey’ of Edinburgh Printmakers' Workshop itself.

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Live music at Bar 13

30th November 2023 - 30th November 2024

Join us early evening at Bar 13 for live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Rory & The Island!

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Live Music at George IV Bar

1st January 2024 - 31st January 2024

Come along and check out the Live music at George IV Bar, everything from Rock and Pop to Traditional Folk, Scottish, Irish and Blues!

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Live Music at Stramash

1st January 2024 - 31st January 2024

Check out the great variety of Live music gigs on at Stramash - Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, Funk and much more....

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Live Music at Whistle Binkies

1st January 2024 - 31st January 2024

Check out the great variety of Live music gigs on at Whistle Binkies - Rock, Pop, Blues and much more....

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National Museum of Flight Conservation Hangar Tours

8th April 2023 - 31st March 2024

See behind the scenes of the work carried out in the National Museum of Flight's Conservation Hangar with these free guided tours.

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Northern Lights: Postcards from Norway

1st April 2023 - 1st April 2024
Online Event Edinburgh

Northern Lights: Postcards from Norway is an online exhibition by Edinburgh artist Jill Ashforth!

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Past Meets Present: Recent Acquisitions Revealed

25th November 2023 - 8th April 2024

Past Meets Present: Recent Acquisitions Revealed unveils a selection of treasures that have joined the collection in the past five years.

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Personal PhotoShoot Experience

1st November 2023 - 1st November 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Join professional local photographer Simon Messer in Edinburgh's Old Town for your Personal PhotoShoot Experience! It's a fun outdoor experience perfect for couples, families and solo travelers alike.

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Photography Tuition in Edinburgh’s Old Town

1st November 2023 - 1st November 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Learn to use your camera in one of the most beautiful cities in the world from a working photographer and film maker! Perfect for solo travellers, couples and families.

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Rising Tide: Art and Environment in Oceania

12th August 2023 - 14th April 2024

Delve into the most important and pressing issue of our time, humanity’s damaging relationship with planet Earth.

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Rosslyn Chapel & Scottish Antiquaries Exhibition

9th November 2023 - 1st October 2024

Historic Environment Scotland Archives acquired the Rosslyn Album in 2021 and this exhibition presents images from the archive collections relating to Rosslyn Chapel and the contents of the album.

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Shifting Vistas: 250 Years of Scottish Landscape

24th June 2023 - 2nd June 2024

250 Years of Scottish Landscape spans artistic production from 18th century to present day, with a selection of historic and contemporary artworks drawn from City Art Centre’s permanent collection.

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The Scottish Landscape Awards

4th November 2023 - 3rd March 2024

The City Art Centre is thrilled to host the inaugural exhibition of Scotland’s newest open call in contemporary art - The Scottish Landscape Awards.

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Time Traveller: Charles Lyell at Work

27th October 2023 - 30th March 2024
Edinburgh South

This exhibition in Edinburgh University's Main Library provides a unique insight into geologist and science writer Charles Lyell's developing ideas about the uniformity of nature.

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Tracks Mondays

1st January 2024 - 29th January 2024

Each week we are bringing Scotland’s most beautiful queens to Edinburgh’s biggest drag stage. As always the drinks are cheap and the queens are ready to party.

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UNMASKED: Real stories of Nursing in COVID-19

30th November 2023 - 16th May 2024

This exhibition looks behind the masks, to explore the thoughts, feelings and experiences of nursing staff during COVID-19 and past pandemics.

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Windrush Legacy Creative Reflections

2nd September 2023 - 28th January 2024

Scottish Caribbean writers Jeda Pearl and Courtney Stoddart are co-curating an exhibition of poetry, prose and artworks by people of Caribbean descent.

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Winter Exhibition

30th November 2023 - 27th January 2024

We look forward to welcoming you to our first Group Winter Exhibition in Detail Framing & Gallery, celebrating the artists we have shown and supported since our opening in August 2022!

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Events in East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

Here's a selection of events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

Crafted Selves: The Unfinished Conversation

Crafted Selves: The Unfinished Conversation

14th October 2023 - 24th February 2024

The exhibition 'Crafted Selves: The Unfinished Conversation' showcases the work of 13 Scotland based artists exploring dual identities in their work. Catch it at St Andrews Museum!

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Family Days Out in in Fife

Family Days Out in in Fife

30th November 2023 - 31st May 2024

Come along to St Andrews Indoor Golf Centre and enjoy a great family golf day out!

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Yellow Butterflies : The colourful character, costume and culture of Scotland’s Fishwives

Yellow Butterflies : The colourful character, costume and culture of Scotland’s Fishwives

11th November 2023 - 18th March 2024

This exhibition examines the roles of the fishwife in the Scottish fishing industry, exploring how these women and their labour was regarded, represented, censured and celebrated!

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Events in Glasgow

Here's a selection of events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

Good Move Glasgow Health Walks

Good Move Glasgow Health Walks

1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024

Good Move Glasgow's Health Walks are easy, fun and free. What's more, with over 50 walks taking place each week, there's bound to be one near you!

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East Park: 150th Anniversary Exhibition

East Park: 150th Anniversary Exhibition

6th October 2023 - 6th October 2024

This exhibition explores the long history of East Park through a series of never-before-seen photographs at Maryhill Burgh Halls!

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Exhibition: A stone, A spark, A shard of glass

Exhibition: A stone, A spark, A shard of glass

14th October 2023 - 27th January 2024

Local G20 Artist Collective created new artworks inspired by the museum collection and the history and surroundings of Maryhill for this new exhibition, A stone, A spark, A shard of glass.

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Events in Lanarkshire

Here's a selection of events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Lanarkshire:

Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks

Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks

1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024

Join Get Walking Lanarkshire on one of their regular health walks! Enjoy the fresh air, meet new people and have a good blether!

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National Treasure: South Lanarkshire’s Sir Harry Lauder Collection Exhibition

National Treasure: South Lanarkshire’s Sir Harry Lauder Collection Exhibition

10th June 2023 - 29th February 2024

National Treasure: South Lanarkshire's Sir Harry Lauder Collection Exhibition showcases the famous stage performer's life and work, and his influence at the birth of the modern age of communication!

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Befriending Project

Befriending Project

1st September 2023 - 31st March 2024

Are you looking to make a positive difference in a young person's life? Volunteering Matters are looking to recruit volunteers in North Lanarkshire.

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Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Events in Stirling

Here's a selection of events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

Hogmanay Ceilidh (Gartmore) 2023

Hogmanay Ceilidh (Gartmore) 2023

31st December 2023 - 31st December 2024

Step into 2024 in style with the fabulous Burns Brother Ceilidh Band at Gartmore’s sensational foot stomping interactive Hogmanay Ceilidh!

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The Man Who Could Paint Anything – The Legacy of Thomas Stuart Smith

The Man Who Could Paint Anything – The Legacy of Thomas Stuart Smith

1st March 2023 - 31st December 2024

This exhibition showcases some of The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum’s remarkable art collection.

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Events in Other Areas

History of Prestwick Airport Walking Tour

History of Prestwick Airport Walking Tour

28th December 2023 - 31st October 2024

Prestwick Airport, just 30 miles south west of Glasgow has had a colourful history since aviation activity was first recorded over 110 years ago in 1913, find out more on one of these walking tours!

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Popular Events

Panmure House Doors Open Day: A Celebration of Smith’s Library
Explore Panmure House this April as we celebrate Smith's first major published work, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and invite you to explore our recently unveiled Smith Library Restoration.
Hamilton
The multi award-winning cultural phenomenon 'Hamilton' is touring the UK for the very first time and is coming to the Festival Theatre for a 9 week season from 28th February 2024!
Eat Out Edinburgh
Eat Out Edinburgh 2024 is a celebration of Edinburgh city centre’s fantastic bars and restaurants, this year taking place throughout the whole month of March due to popular demand!
Back to the 80’s
Join us at La Belle Angele on 23rd March for the ultimate 80's extravaganza dedicated to the soundtrack of your youth!
Murder On The Dancefloor
After a sell out launch party we’re taking you back to Saltburn for a night of 2000s nostalgia at La Belle Angele on Friday 19th April.

Popular Venues

Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland O2 Academy Edinburgh Traverse Theatre Usher Hall