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Christmas events in Edinburgh

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Events in Edinburgh

G4 Christmas

15th November 2024

Jon, Jai, Mike & Duncan are delighted to bring their hotly-anticipated, 20th Anniversary 'G4 Christmas' tour to the Assembly Rooms on Friday 15th November!

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Christmas at the Botanics

21st November 2024 - 30th December 2024

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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Peter Pan

22nd November 2024 - 31st December 2024

This Panto season, Reconnect Theatres present 'Peter Pan' at the Howden Park Centre!

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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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Edinburgh’s Magical Christmas

24th November 2024

The Lauriston Christmas magic show is back! Witness startling magic and uplifting mystery, inspired by history and legends of the city of Edinburgh, in a lavish, historic setting.

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Fairytale of New York - Coming Home For Christmas

24th November 2024

After three sell out tours, the ultimate Irish-inspired Christmas concert returns to the Usher Hall with an even bigger production for 2024.

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Rat Pack - A Swingin’ Christmas at the Sands

26th November 2024

The stars of ‘The Rat Pack - Swingin’ at the Sands’ will be bringing the ultimate Christmas party to the Usher Hall on Tuesday 26th November!

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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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SCO 2024/25: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

28th November 2024

Celebrate the coming festivities with one of music’s most uplifting seasonal creations.

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Oor Aladdin

29th November 2024 - 29th December 2024

In this Scottish adaption of an old favourite, we find Aladdin and the MacTwankey family, living in Bathgate with not a penny to their name.

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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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The Holiday - Film with Live Orchestra

3rd December 2024

The beloved Christmas film, The Holiday, will return to the Usher Hall this festive season, featuring its musical score performed live to the film by a full concert orchestra!

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A Very Buble Christmas

6th December 2024 - 7th December 2024

Get into the Christmas spirit and prepare to be captivated by the fabulous talents of Michael Hastie, Scotland’s number one Michael Bublé tribute act, with Jon Ritchie & That Swing Sensation!

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Big Big Christmas Parties

6th December 2024 - 21st December 2024

Are you ready for the best Christmas party nights in town? Then come along to the O2 Academy Edinburgh this December!

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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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Royal Scottish National Orchestra: A Christmas Carol

8th December 2024

Children's Classic Concerts pulls out all the stops in their orchestral retelling of the festive classic... Scrooge surely won't be able to resist this sparkling celebration!

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Love Actually: The Film With Live Orchestra

10th December 2024

Love Actually, the star-studded rom-com that has become a Christmas classic, returns to the Usher Hall this December with a full orchestra performing its soundtrack live to screen!

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Home Alone In Concert

13th December 2024

The iconic Christmas family film Home Alone will be brought to life at this special screening featuring live music from the RSNO at the Usher Hall.

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A Family Edwardian Christmas at Lauriston Castle

15th December 2024

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

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Live At Christmas With Sara Pascoe

15th December 2024

The country’s best comedians are going on tour for a spectacular all-star festive show, headlined by the multi-award winning Sara Pascoe, and bring it to The Queen's Hall on 15th December!

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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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Buddy Holly & The Cricketers

18th December 2024

Buddy Holly and the Cricketers once again herald in the Yuletide festivities with Holly at Christmas 2024, the show that is now as traditional as mulled wine and mince pies!

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SCO 2024/25: Silent Night

18th December 2024 - 19th December 2024

Join the luminous voices of the SCO Chorus under conductor Gregory Batsleer in the intimate setting of Greyfriars Kirk for a much-loved Edinburgh musical tradition.

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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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ABBAMANIA Christmas Spectacular

20th December 2024

Dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come and enjoy an unforgettable night with ABBAMANIA at The Queen's Hall on 20th December!

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Christmas At The Movies

21st December 2024

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's glorious 'Christmas at the Movies' concert comes to the Usher Hall on Monday 18th December!

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RSNO Christmas Concert Featuring The Snowman

22nd December 2024

Join the RSNO this December for a special feast of Christmas cheer! Still Game’s Sanjeev Kohli will narrate our popular screening of the magical film!

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The Music of Zimmer vs. Williams

29th December 2024

Enjoy an epic concert celebrating the very best epic scores from two of the greatest film composers of all time at the Usher Hall on 29th 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

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

Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast With Santa

15th December 2024

Join Santa for a tasty breakfast at The Redhurst Hotel ahead of his busy Christmas schedule on Sunday 15th December!

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

22nd November 2024 - 31st December 2024

Eastwood Park Theatre are delighted to team up with Spillers Pantomimes to present a GIANT of a show: Jack and the Beanstalk – the Panto you've all BEAN waiting for!

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Wreath Making

Wreath Making

1st December 2024

Join the Redhurst Hotel for some festive fun at their Christmas Wreath Making Workshop on Sunday 1st December!

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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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Ultimate Christmas Party (The Jingle Belles)

Ultimate Christmas Party (The Jingle Belles)

14th December 2024

Don't miss the brand new show at Rothes Halls in 14th December, covering all the Christmas hits that we listen and sing along to every year!

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Christmas Spectacular

Christmas Spectacular

16th November 2024

Carly Imrie Performing Arts presents their inaugural Christmas Spectacular, Musical Theatre & Dance Show on Saturday the 16th of November at the Adam Smith Theatre.

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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:

The Creative Craft Show and Simply Christmas

The Creative Craft Show and Simply Christmas

24th October 2024 - 27th October 2024

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

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Step Into Christmas

Step Into Christmas

11th November 2024

This Christmas concert feel good show at The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow, brings all the magic of the season to life, with all you favourite songs, you will know and love!

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Rumpelstiltskin

Rumpelstiltskin

3rd December 2024 - 24th December 2024

Join Platform Glasgow for their annual festive show and find out if maybe, just maybe, Rumpelstiltkin won't be alone for Christmas after all!

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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:

The Royal Ballet: Cinderella

The Royal Ballet: Cinderella

10th December 2024

This Christmas, catch a special screening of this new production of the much-loved Royal Ballet fairytale classic, Cinderella at Cumbernauld Theatre!

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Mother Goose

Mother Goose

30th November 2024 - 8th December 2024

Roll up, roll up, for the greatest show on earth - Mother Goose's Circus is in town!

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Mother Goose

Mother Goose

11th December 2024 - 23rd December 2024

Roll up, roll up, for the greatest show on earth - Mother Goose's Circus is in town!

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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 At The Movies By Candlelight

Christmas At The Movies By Candlelight

15th December 2024

Join London Concertante at Paisley Abbey and embark on a jolly journey through the heart-warming and hilarious worlds of beloved Christmas films!

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Senior’s Christmas Party

Senior’s Christmas Party

12th December 2024

Celebrate the season with an afternoon of Big Band Tunes in good company and enjoy a traditional Festive Lunch with friends old and new at Ingliston!

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N TRANCE - 90’s Christmas Party Night

N TRANCE - 90’s Christmas Party Night

7th December 2024

Get ready to groove to the beats of the 90s with an amazing DJ set from N Trance plus Ingliston's Resident DJ Steven Clarke!

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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:

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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Phil Cunningham Christmas Songbook

Phil Cunningham Christmas Songbook

20th December 2024

What better way to get into the festive spirit than with Phil Cunningham and Friends at The Albert Halls on 20th December!

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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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Events in Other Areas

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Renfrewshire Council
ATG

Popular Events

Captivating Consumers: Fashion adverts in 18th century Edinburgh
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Come and spend a creative, crafty evening celebrating the Summer Solstice in Leith Community Croft on 20th June and create a floral wreath / headdress from a willow base!
that conversations event
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Murder At The Speakeasy
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