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

Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights

Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights

19th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022

Make your evenings merry and bright this festive season with a magical journey through Edinburgh Zoo!
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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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Christmas at the Botanics

Christmas at the Botanics

25th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022

Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience when it returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh!
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The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

25th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh is delighted to present a brand new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen for Christmas.
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Aladdin - CANCELLED

Aladdin - CANCELLED

26th November 2021 - 31st December 2021

Christmas wouldn't be the same without a trip to The Brunton for their fabulous traditional panto and this year it's Aladdin!
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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, it's the pantomime of your dreams, as Sleeping Beauty comes to the King's Theatre!
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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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The Muppet Christmas Carol Live In Concert

The Muppet Christmas Carol Live In Concert

2nd December 2021

Disney's The Muppet Christmas Carol is live in concert across the UK this winter, featuring its musical score performed live to the film! Don't miss it at the Usher Hall on December 2nd!
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Bairns in the Wood

Bairns in the Wood

3rd December 2021 - 28th December 2021

Join us at Howden Park Centre for another Christmas cracker of a pantomime - Bairns in the Wood!
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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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Love Actually In Concert - Film With Live Orchestra

Love Actually In Concert - Film With Live Orchestra

6th December 2021

Following a sold out 2019 tour, Love Actually will once again be screened live across the UK with a full orchestra performing its enchanting score – just in time for Christmas!
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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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The Twang - A Christmas Tradition

The Twang - A Christmas Tradition

6th December 2021

The original Christmas night out is back! The Twang are resurrecting their legendary annual bash which will stop off at the Liquid Room Edinburgh on December 6th!
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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 - Not Quite As Grumpy As Last Christmas

Rick Wakeman - Not Quite As Grumpy As Last Christmas

18th December 2021

Enjoy an evening of music, laughter and grumpiness when Rick Wakeman brings the Not Quite As Grumpy As Last 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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Funbox presents Santa’s Pyjama Party

Funbox presents Santa’s Pyjama Party

Selected dates between 23rd December 2021 - 27th December 2021

Ho Ho Ho! Funbox invite you to a very special sleepover at The Brunton Edinburgh, but you’ll be too excited to snooze cos we're all staying up for Santa!
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Events in East Renfrewshire

A Very, Merry, Clarkston Christmas

A Very, Merry, Clarkston Christmas

20th November 2021

The most popular festive event in East Renfrewshire, 'A Very, Merry, Clarkston Christmas', makes its return to Clarkston Halls & Car Pak on Saturday 20th November!

Find out about A Very, Merry, Clarkston Christmas on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

Delta Smoak

Delta Smoak

26th November 2021

It's our Christmas Party Night with Delta Smoak, Scotland's most popular Country Band, come and PARTY!

Find out about Delta Smoak on What's On Fife
Adam Kay: Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas

Adam Kay: Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas

2nd December 2021

Following the multi-million-selling success of This Is Going To Hurt, Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious peek behind the blue curtain at Christmastime.

Find out about Adam Kay: Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas on What's On 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.

Find out about Cinderella Pantomime on What's On Fife
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.

Find out about The Red Hot Chilli Pipers on What's On Fife

Events in Glasgow

Park Lane Market

Park Lane Market

Selected dates between 7th March 2021 - 5th December 2021

Park Lane Market is a pop-up market held on the first and last Sunday of each month in Shawlands, featuring a range of boutique stalls!

Find out about Park Lane Market on What's On Glasgow
The Creative Craft Show / Crafts for Christmas

The Creative Craft Show / Crafts for Christmas

14th October 2021 - 17th October 2021

Two events for the price of one! The Creative Craft Show and Crafts for Christmas at the SEC Glasgow in October is the ultimate day out for hobbyists and crafters!

Find out about The Creative Craft Show / Crafts for Christmas on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Christmas Markets

Glasgow Christmas Markets

6th November 2021 - 31st December 2021

The Glasgow Christmas Markets return to George Square & St Enoch Square again for 2021 offering a wide selection of festive delights!

Find out about Glasgow Christmas Markets on What's On Glasgow
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - POSTPONED

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - POSTPONED

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!

Find out about The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - POSTPONED on What's On Glasgow
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!

Find out about Cinderella on What's On Glasgow
Helensburgh Winter Festival

Helensburgh Winter Festival

27th November 2021 - 28th November 2021

Helensburgh Winter Festival, one of the most popular events on the local calendar, returns in a slightly scaled down, but no less fun version on 27th & 28th November!

Find out about Helensburgh Winter Festival on What's On Glasgow
Sleeping Senga - POSTPONED

Sleeping Senga - POSTPONED

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!

Find out about Sleeping Senga - POSTPONED on What's On Glasgow
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 Muppet Christmas Carol Live In Concert

The Muppet Christmas Carol Live In Concert

1st December 2021

Disney's The Muppet Christmas Carol is live in concert across the UK this winter, featuring its musical score performed live to the film! Don't miss it at the SEC Armadillo on December 1st!

Find out about The Muppet Christmas Carol Live In Concert on What's On Glasgow
Country Living Christmas Fair

Country Living Christmas Fair

2nd December 2021 - 5th December 2021

Get in the festive spirit when the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair returns to the SEC Glasgow between the 2nd and 5th December 2021!

Find out about Country Living Christmas Fair on What's On Glasgow
Party Nights With The George Bowie Experience

Party Nights With The George Bowie Experience

Selected dates between 2nd December 2021 - 19th December 2021

Hilton Glasgow's party nights with the GBX experience are back. George Bowie will once more electrify the Ballroom with his GBX anthems for 90 spectacular minutes!

Find out about Party Nights With The George Bowie Experience on What's On Glasgow
Oh Aye It Is!

Oh Aye It Is!

3rd December 2021 - 24th December 2021

Insideout Theatre Productions in association with Websters Theatre Glasgow proudly present 'Oh Aye It Is!' an all-singing, all-dancing Christmas concert extravaganza!

Find out about Oh Aye It Is! on What's On Glasgow
Epilepsy Scotland Ladies Lunch

Epilepsy Scotland Ladies Lunch

5th December 2021

Bring your sparkle to the Hilton Grosvenor Glasgow in December and join Epilepsy Scotland for their fabulous annual Ladies Lunch!

Find out about Epilepsy Scotland Ladies Lunch on What's On Glasgow
Love Actually with Live Orchestra

Love Actually with Live Orchestra

5th December 2021

Following a sold out 2019 tour, Love Actually will once again be screened live across the UK with a full orchestra performing its enchanting score – just in time for Christmas!

Find out about Love Actually with Live Orchestra on What's On Glasgow
The Twang - A Christmas Tradition

The Twang - A Christmas Tradition

5th December 2021

The original Christmas night out is back! The Twang are resurrecting their legendary annual bash which will stop off at the Garage Glasgow on December 5th!

Find out about The Twang - A Christmas Tradition 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
Christmas Special With Complete Madness

Christmas Special With Complete Madness

10th December 2021

Listen up Buster, get ready for Complete Madness, the UK's Number 1 Tribute to The Nutty Boys, live with a Christmas special at Platform on Friday 10th December!

Find out about Christmas Special With Complete Madness 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
Funbox presents Santa’s Pyjama Party

Funbox presents Santa’s Pyjama Party

11th December 2021 - 12th December 2021

Ho Ho Ho! Funbox invite you to a very special sleepover at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, but you’ll be too excited to snooze cos we're all staying up for Santa!

Find out about Funbox presents Santa’s Pyjama Party 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!

Find out about Michael Ball & Alfie Boe on What's On Glasgow
The Rat Pack at Christmas

The Rat Pack at Christmas

13th December 2021

Back by popular demand and following sell-out performances across the globe, The Definitive Rat Pack brings an evening of festive classics to the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall!

Find out about The Rat Pack at Christmas on What's On Glasgow
IRN-BRU Carnival

IRN-BRU Carnival

22nd December 2021 - 16th January 2022

Come along to the Scottish Event Campus for plenty of festive family fun with Christmas favourite, the IRN-BRU Carnival!

Find out about IRN-BRU Carnival on What's On Glasgow
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!

Find out about ABBAMANIA on What's On Glasgow
Hogmanay at Hilton Glasgow

Hogmanay at Hilton Glasgow

31st December 2021

Polish your dancing shoes, grab your favourite people and join us for Glasgow’s hottest New Year party at Hilton Glasgow featuring The Red Hot Chilli Pipers!

Find out about Hogmanay at Hilton Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
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!

Find out about Bad Manners on What's On Glasgow

Events in Lanarkshire

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

27th November 2021 - 5th December 2021

Wakey Wakey South Lanarkshire! Set your alarm clocks to panto time! Sleeping Beauty is coming to The Town House Hamilton between the 27th November and 5th December!

Find out about Sleeping Beauty on What's On Lanarkshire
Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

8th December 2021 - 22nd December 2021

Wakey Wakey South Lanarkshire! Set your alarm clocks to panto time! Sleeping Beauty is coming to Rutherglen Town Hall between the 8th and 22nd December!

Find out about Sleeping Beauty on What's On Lanarkshire
Britney and the Beast

Britney and the Beast

11th December 2021 - 12th December 2021

Join Insideout Productions at Lanark Memorial Hall this Christmas as they take you on a hilarious journey through Pantoland with this new Scottish twist on the old classic tale!

Find out about Britney and the Beast on What's On Lanarkshire
Pips and Panda’s Christmas Party

Pips and Panda’s Christmas Party

14th December 2021

Join Pips, Panda and the Christmas Fairy for this special Christmas puppet show at Lanark Memorial Hall on 14th December!

Find out about Pips and Panda’s Christmas Party on What's On Lanarkshire
Britney and the Beast

Britney and the Beast

17th December 2021 - 29th December 2021

Join Insideout Productions at East Kilbride Village Theatre this Christmas as they take you on a hilarious journey through Pantoland with this new Scottish twist on the old classic tale!

Find out about Britney and the Beast on What's On Lanarkshire
Christmas Craft Fayre and Festive Family Fun Day

Christmas Craft Fayre and Festive Family Fun Day

18th December 2021

Make a day of it at Lanark Memorial Hall on Saturday 18th December at SLLC's annual Christmas Craft Fayre and Festive Family Fun Day!

Find out about Christmas Craft Fayre and Festive Family Fun Day on What's On Lanarkshire
Lanark Christmas Ceilidh

Lanark Christmas Ceilidh

18th December 2021

Lanark Memorial Hall welcomes the Clyde Valley Ceilidh Band back for an evening of foot stomping tunes and Christmas ceilidhing on Saturday 18th December!

Find out about Lanark Christmas Ceilidh on What's On 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
It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life

21st December 2021

Enjoy Frank Capra's 1946 classic feel-good movie It's a Wonderful Life at Lanark Memorial Hall on Tuesday 21st December!

Find out about It’s a Wonderful Life on What's On Lanarkshire
Funbox presents Santa’s Pyjama Party

Funbox presents Santa’s Pyjama Party

29th December 2021

Ho Ho Ho! Funbox invite you to a very special sleepover at The Townhouse Hamilton, but you’ll be too excited to snooze cos we're all staying up for Santa!

Find out about Funbox presents Santa’s Pyjama Party on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Wizard of Oz Pantomime

Wizard of Oz Pantomime

10th December 2021 - 11th December 2021

Jazz Hands Glasgow Productions are proud to present The Wizard of Oz Pantomime at Renfrew North Parish Church on the 10th & 11th December!

Find out about Wizard of Oz Pantomime on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Maw Goose - Postponed until Christmas 2022

Maw Goose - Postponed until Christmas 2022

26th November 2021 - 3rd January 2022

POSTPONED - 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 - Postponed until Christmas 2022 on What's On Stirling
A Christmas Miracle at Rough Castle

A Christmas Miracle at Rough Castle

10th December 2021 - 24th December 2021

Enjoy some festive fun with your family and loved ones as Rough Castle Experiences once again brings the woodland to life in a blaze of colour and light!

Find out about A Christmas Miracle at Rough Castle on What's On Stirling
Swede Dreamz

Swede Dreamz

10th December 2021

Join us at The Albert Halls Stirling on 10th December for an Abbatastic night out with all the hits you can sing along to!

Find out about Swede Dreamz on What's On Stirling
Alloa Christmas Gin Festival

Alloa Christmas Gin Festival

18th December 2021

Welcome to Alloa Christmas Gin Festival 2021. Join us at Alloa Town Hall on Saturday 18th December for local music, fizz bar, games corner and of course... gin!

Find out about Alloa Christmas Gin Festival on What's On Stirling

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