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Christmas events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming Christmas events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Candlelight: Hans Zimmer’s Best Works

1st March 2024

Discover the music of Hans Zimmer at St Mary's Cathedral under the gentle glow of candlelight.

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Beethoven by Candlelight: Moonlight, Für Elise and Pathétique

7th March 2024

Witness Beethoven's most challenging, profound and emotional piano sonatas performed live by candlelight in the atmospheric St Vincent's Chapel Edinburgh on 7th March!

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Cinderella

23rd November 2024 - 31st December 2024

Join returning panto favourites Allan Stewart, Grant Stott and Jordan Young with a new magical pantomime for all the family at the Festival Theatre!

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Christmas with Anton Du Beke

27th November 2024

Embark on a dazzling journey into a festive wonderland as Strictly's one and only Anton Du Beke brightens up your Christmas with his brand new show – Christmas with Anton Du Beke!

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Preserving for Christmas: Presents & Decorations

30th November 2024

Join the Cyrenians for a fun and creative way to make some homemade gifts for your loved ones this Christmas.

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Treasure Island

30th November 2024 - 4th January 2025

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh presents another epic story for the whole family - a new re-imagining of esteemed Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventure story: Treasure Island!

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

3rd December 2024 - 29th December 2024

The smash-hit London Palladium production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat returns to Edinburgh Playhouse this Christmas!

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Swing Into Christmas

7th December 2024

Celebrate the festive season in style with the vocalists and instrumentalists of Down for the Count Concert Orchestra, as they Swing Into Christmas!

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Toyah & Robert - Chirstmas Party

16th December 2024

Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp are bursting out of their kitchen again, for the Christmas Party 2024 and bring it to The Queen's Hall on Monday 16th December!

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Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook

19th December 2024 - 22nd December 2024

Phil Cunningham returns to The Queen's Hall with his extremely popular annual Christmas Songbook from 19th to 22nd December!

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The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra

30th December 2024

Join in the fun and enjoy the party atmosphere of a traditional Scottish Hogmanay at the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra's annual festive concert!

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Christmas Events in East Renfrewshire

Christmas Events in Fife

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

Nardone’s Academy present: Dick Whittington

Nardone’s Academy present: Dick Whittington

10th December 2024 - 14th December 2024

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to treat your whole family to Nardone’s Academy’s 2024 pantomime, “Dick Whittington”!

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Christmas with Anton Du Beke

Christmas with Anton Du Beke

24th November 2024

Embark on a dazzling journey into a festive wonderland as Strictly’s one and only Anton Du Beke brightens up your Christmas 2024 with his brand new show – Christmas with Anton Du Beke!

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Christmas Events in Glasgow

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

Scottish Ballet - The Nutcracker

Scottish Ballet - The Nutcracker

6th December 2024 - 30th December 2024

Scottish Ballet's much-loved production of The Nutcracker returns! Catch it at the Theatre Royal Glasgow in December 2024!

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Beauty And The Beastie

Beauty And The Beastie

28th November 2024 - 12th January 2025

From the team that brought you the hilarious and much-revered adventure Treasure Island, this year's panto at The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow will be Beauty And The Beastie!

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ABBAMANIA

ABBAMANIA

19th December 2024

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 December 19th!

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Christmas Events in Lanarkshire

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

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

23rd November 2024 - 29th December 2024

Join Pinocchio on this raucous, silly and hugely entertaining journey. Sing along with him as he meets friends, old and new, and finds out what it means to be a real boy in this fun packed show!

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Special Delivery

Special Delivery

30th November 2024 - 29th December 2024

Special Delivery at Lanternhouse is an enchanting musical journey filled with wonder created for little ones aged 3 to 7!

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South Lanarkshire Super Race Series: Jingle All The Way 5k

South Lanarkshire Super Race Series: Jingle All The Way 5k

1st December 2024

The Jingle All The Way 5k returns to Chatelherault Country Park on Sunday 1st December!

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Christmas Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of Christmas Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

Christmas Celebration With G4

Christmas Celebration With G4

14th November 2024

Jon, Jai, Mike & Duncan are delighted to bring their hotly-anticipated, 20th Anniversary 'G4 Christmas' tour to Paisley Town Hall on Thursday 14th November!

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Christmas Events in Stirling

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

Snow White

Snow White

29th November 2024 - 31st December 2024

Oh dear. Things aren’t going too well down in Stirling Stella. Find out more when this year's family pantomime 'Snow White' comes to Macrobert Arts Centre!

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Santa’s Magical Lighthouse

Santa’s Magical Lighthouse

3rd December 2024 - 31st December 2024

With lots of laughs and songs to join in with, become a lighthouse keeper and guide Santa home this Christmas in this fun-filled, interactive adventure for children aged 5 years and under!

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Popular Events

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!
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns for 2024.
Alt Milk Records Presents: Non-stop Electric Matinee!
Alt Milk Records Presents: Non-stop Electric Matinee! An afternoon of eclectic music celebrating electronic musicians at Leith Depot on Saturday 2nd March!
What’s your poison?
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on 11th April and discover the fascinating history of poisons.
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!

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