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

Sock Snowmen

Sock Snowmen

21st November 2021

Make a beautiful little festive snowman to decorate your home for Christmas at this family workshop in Lauriston Castle!
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Tartan Wreaths

Tartan Wreaths

26th November 2021

Make a colourful and unique Christmas wreath for your door using tartan remnants, bells, baubles and ribbons. No sewing is required!
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Big Big Christmas Party Nights

Big Big Christmas Party Nights

Selected dates between 27th November 2021 - 18th December 2021

The Edinburgh Corn Exchange Big Big Christmas Party Nights return for 2021, bigger and better than ever before!
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Christmas Patchwork Appliqued Cushions

Christmas Patchwork Appliqued Cushions

27th November 2021

Make a beautiful appliqued cushion using exquisite Christmas and vintage-inspired fabrics with Felicity Bryant!
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King’s Panto: Sleeping Beauty

King’s Panto: Sleeping Beauty

27th November 2021 - 16th January 2022

Rise and shine! Allan Stewart, Andy Gray, Grant Stott and Jordan Young return in the pantomime of your dreams!
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Christmas Tricks with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Christmas Tricks with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

28th November 2021

The Christmas magic show is back at Lauriston Castle! Witness mind-blowing magic and festive frolics for the whole family in a lavish, historic setting inside the Castle.
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Lecture: Tokens of Festive Magic: The Victorian Christmas

Lecture: Tokens of Festive Magic: The Victorian Christmas

30th November 2021

Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for an exploration of the 19th century Christmas through antique objects, many from her own collection which inspire her intricate etchings.
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Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

1st December 2021 - 31st December 2021

This winter, banish the dark skies and enjoy a visual feast as we take you and your family on a fantastical adventure with Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker!
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Printmaking for Christmas

Printmaking for Christmas

2nd December 2021

Join us for an adorable Christmas class where you can print Robins, fir trees and other beautiful motifs with artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb!
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Enchanted Christmas Pictures

Enchanted Christmas Pictures

4th December 2021

Create a Christmas themed 3-dimensional framed picture that will light up like an enchanted magical forest in this workshop with Lauriston Castle staff!
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An Edwardian Christmas

An Edwardian Christmas

5th December 2021

It’s Christmas 1910 all the family and staff come together to enjoy the season. Walk through Lauriston Castle on a special tour watching the performance by Edinburgh Living History unfold!
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Paper Garlands and Silver Wings

Paper Garlands and Silver Wings

6th December 2021

Using a selection of beautiful papers and foils in silvery colours create a wreath, angel and garland in this relaxing workshop with Artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb!
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Adult Special Event - Film screening: Scrooge

Adult Special Event - Film screening: Scrooge

10th December 2021

Join us at Lauriston Castle as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of this all-singing, all-dancing adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic.
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A Family Edwardian Christmas at Lauriston Castle

A Family Edwardian Christmas at Lauriston Castle

12th December 2021

Join us at Lauriston Castle for our annual Christmas event where you can capture the magic of Christmas past!
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Il Divo

Il Divo

12th December 2021

The original and the best classical cross over group of all time Il Divo return to the UK in December 2021 for the Christmas With Il Divo tour and stop off at the Usher Hall!
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White Christmas - The Musical

White Christmas - The Musical

14th December 2021 - 2nd January 2022

Make it a magical family Christmas in 2021 as the spectacular brand-new production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas lights up Edinburgh Playhouse!
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Festive Decorations

Festive Decorations

15th December 2021

Join us for a festive class making a variety of Christmas decorations to adorn your home!
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Country Wreaths and Garlands

Country Wreaths and Garlands

17th December 2021

Make a sweet little natural wreath inspired by Scandinavia with little painted reindeers, stars and hearts and a magical lit garland to decorate your door, stairs or fireplace!
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Green Wreaths

Green Wreaths

18th December 2021

Always the highlight of the season, make not one but 2 stunning natural wreaths to decorate your home using Lauriston Castle greenery and a host of beautiful embellishments.
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Rick Wakeman - The Even Grumpier Old Christmas Show

Rick Wakeman - The Even Grumpier Old Christmas Show

18th December 2021

Enjoy an evening of music, laughter and grumpiness when Rick Wakeman brings The Even Grumpier Old Christmas Show to The Queen's Hall!
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Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of Lauriston Castle at Christmas

Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of Lauriston Castle at Christmas

19th December 2021

Join us for a special Christmas Tour at Lauriston Castle specifically designed for visually impaired visitors.
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Fresh Giant Wreaths

Fresh Giant Wreaths

19th December 2021

Join Margaret Findlay as you gather natural greenery to make 2 giant wreaths for you home!
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

Cinderella: Panto 2021

Cinderella: Panto 2021

4th December 2021 - 2nd January 2022

Polish your pumpkins, dust off your gowns and grab your glass slippers as the Christmas 2021 pantomime Cinderella, is coming to the Adam Smith Theatre!

Find out about Cinderella: Panto 2021 on What's On Fife
Cinderella Pantomime

Cinderella Pantomime

8th December 2021 - 27th December 2021

The Alhambra Theatre presents the Christmas Panto 'Cinderella' from 8th to 27th December 2021.

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Nardone’s Academy Of Performing Arts Presents: Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Nardone’s Academy Of Performing Arts Presents: Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

13th December 2021 - 16th December 2021

Nardone’s Academy of Performing Arts are back in business in 2021 bringing to you yet another full fun extravaganza production - Snow White!

Christmas Crooners ‘Santa Baby’

Christmas Crooners ‘Santa Baby’

22nd December 2021

Christmas Crooners returns to Rothes Halls on Wednesday 22th December. Come and sing along to great songs from Christmas past!

Find out about Christmas Crooners ‘Santa Baby’ on What's On Fife
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

30th December 2021

The Chilli's have fast become a global phenomenon, rocking far flung shores from Bangkok to New York and everywhere in between and you can catch them at the Alhambra Theatre on December 30th 2021.

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Events in Glasgow

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

24th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022

Book your tickets for this year's Tron-take on the classic tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and get ready to boo, hiss and click your heels together three times!

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Cinderella

Cinderella

27th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022

Join Cinderella at the King's Theatre Glasgow as she goes from rags to riches, outwits her wicked sisters and meets her dashing Prince Charming!

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Sleeping Senga

Sleeping Senga

1st December 2021 - 31st December 2021

Insideout Theatre Productions return to Websters Theatre Glasgow with their all-singing, all-dancing banterous family Pantomime... Sleeping Senga!

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The Magical Adventures Of Cinderella

The Magical Adventures Of Cinderella

1st December 2021 - 16th January 2022

Classic family pantomime, The Magical Adventures Of Cinderella, comes to the Pavilion Theatre Glasgow in December 2021 featuring an all star cast!

Find out about The Magical Adventures Of Cinderella on What's On Glasgow
The Overtones

The Overtones

8th December 2021

Multi-platinum selling vocal harmony group The Overtones are delighted to be returning to Glasgow Royal Concert Hall during their 10 year anniversary tour!

Find out about The Overtones on What's On Glasgow
Aladdin

Aladdin

11th December 2021 - 29th December 2021

Starring Gary: Tank Commander, don't miss Aladdin the high-flying family pantomime that will make everyone's Christmas wishes come true at the SEC Armadillo in 2021!

Find out about Aladdin on What's On Glasgow
Michael Ball & Alfie Boe

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe

12th December 2021

The nation's favourite and most-loved musical duo Michael Ball and Alfie Boe join forces again for a 2021 UK Tour, catch them live at The SSE Hydro on 12th December!

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ABBAMANIA

ABBAMANIA

23rd December 2021

Dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come along and enjoy an unforgettable Christmas night out with ABBAMANIA at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 23rd December 2021!

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Bad Manners

Bad Manners

1st January 2022

Bad Manners featuring Buster Bloodvessel and co. will give a crackin' good show of aggressive and highly danceable good-time ska at Slay Glasgow on 1st January 2022!

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Events in Lanarkshire

Christmas Crooners

Christmas Crooners

21st December 2021

Guaranteed to get you in the festive mood, come and sing along to great songs from Christmas past with the Christmas Crooners at Motherwell Concert Hall on December 21st 2021!

Find out about Christmas Crooners on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Scotland’s National Hero - POSTPONED

Scotland’s National Hero - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 2nd September 2020 - 21st February 2021

Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.

Find out about Scotland’s National Hero - POSTPONED on What's On Stirling
Bo’Ness Gin Festival

Bo’Ness Gin Festival

17th April 2021

Join Scottish Gin Festivals at Bo'ness Town Hall on Saturday 17th April for a special afternoon of local music, tapas and of course... gin!

Find out about Bo’Ness Gin Festival on What's On Stirling
Maw Goose

Maw Goose

26th November 2021 - 3rd January 2022

It's panto time! Boo, hiss and singalong with your friends and family when Maw Goose comes to Macrobert Arts Centre this festive season!

Find out about Maw Goose on What's On Stirling

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