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Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Edinburgh

Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Edinburgh

22nd November 2020 - 24th December 2020

Bring your little ones along to Dobbies Edinburgh for an exciting festive experience at Santa's Grotto!
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Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights

Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights

20th November 2020 - 3rd January 2021

Make your evenings merry and bright this festive season with a magical journey to the North Pole and back!
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Castle Street Christmas Fair

Castle Street Christmas Fair

3rd December 2020 - 23rd December 2020
Edinburgh New Town

Castle Street Christmas Fair returns in December, providing everyone with something special to buy and enjoy. Not to be missed this year!
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The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival Edinburgh

The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival Edinburgh

16th December 2020 - 24th December 2020

The magic of Christmas lives on at The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival... featuring pantomimes, huge Christmas parties, festive movie screenings, fireworks, comedy, food trucks & more!
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Unique Events: Drive In Movies - Christmas

Unique Events: Drive In Movies - Christmas

17th December 2020 - 23rd December 2020
Edinburgh West

Fasten your seatbelts – it’s time for Drive In Movies - Christmas! With a bumper selection of films to choose from, we hope you are ready for a wild ride.
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Christmas Drive-Thru Experience at Conifox

Christmas Drive-Thru Experience at Conifox

3rd December 2020 - 23rd December 2020

Conifox Adventure Park's sell-out Christmas experience returms this December, but with a ‘2020’ twist.
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At The Drive In: Edinburgh

At The Drive In: Edinburgh

12th August 2020 - 16th August 2020

@TheDriveIn is a fully loaded drive in cinema experience that is bringing a whole host of drive in activities to Edinburgh in August!
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Royal Highland Show 2021

Royal Highland Show 2021

17th June 2021 - 20th June 2021

One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' returns to the Royal Highland Centre from 17th June!
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Christmas at the Botanics

Christmas at the Botanics

26th November 2020 - 3rd January 2021

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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Super Market Virtual Christmas 2020

Super Market Virtual Christmas 2020

20th November 2020 - 13th December 2020
Online Event

Super Market Events is back with the UK's first immersive virtual Christmas Market experience! Shop with over 150 Scottish Independent Brands all from the comfort of your own home!
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Christmas Search Party

Christmas Search Party

20th November 2020 - 8th January 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Great fun for all ages, Christmas Search Party is a brand new interactive outdoor experience from the team that brought you Fringe Search Party. All you need is a fully charged mobile phone!
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St. Andrew’s Activity

St. Andrew’s Activity

29th November 2020

Discover myths and legends associated with Scottish monarchs, explore stories behind famous symbols and hear traditional music played on the fiddle ahead of St. Andrew's Day.
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Tour of Chocolate *Festive Edition*

Tour of Chocolate *Festive Edition*

24th November 2020 - 31st December 2020

Immerse yourself in festive cheer and award-winning chocolate at The Chocolatarium - Edinburgh's visitor attraction dedicated to chocolate!
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Gingerbread House Decorating at The Cauldron Edinburgh

Gingerbread House Decorating at The Cauldron Edinburgh

14th November 2020 - 23rd December 2020

Calling all Elves! Don your loudest Christmas jumper and join us at The Cauldron Edinburgh for a Gingerbread House Decorating activity!
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Santa’s Grotto at Dalkeith Country Park

Santa’s Grotto at Dalkeith Country Park

28th November 2020 - 23rd December 2020

Santa and his elves are coming to Dalkeith Country Park to give your kids an unforgettably magical experience this Christmas.
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Festive Family Afternoon Tea at Dalmahoy

Festive Family Afternoon Tea at Dalmahoy

1st December 2020 - 1st January 2021

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club has come up with fun ideas where family Christmas memories can still made during the pandemic, including festive in-room camping and family afternoon tea.
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Frontline Festival Scotland

Frontline Festival Scotland

30th November 2020
Online Event

The Frontline Festival Scotland is a new virtual gig, supported by over 30 Scottish artists, which will be streamed over social media on St Andrews Day... and everyone is invited!
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Comedy In The Park

Comedy In The Park

24th July 2021

Prepare for a riotous summer evening of laughter as Comedy In The Park, an exciting all-day comedy extravaganza with headliner John Bishop, comes to Dalkeith Country Park on Saturday 24th July!
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Five Sisters Zoo Illuminations

Five Sisters Zoo Illuminations

11th December 2020 - 10th January 2021

Our ever-popular Christmas Zoo illuminations will return on selected dates this December and January from 5pm – 9pm.
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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

21st October 2021 - 27th November 2021

Disney proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time, Beauty and the Beast, comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in 2021!
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Popular Events

Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Edinburgh
Bring your little ones along to Dobbies Edinburgh for an exciting festive experience at Santa's Grotto!
Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights
Make your evenings merry and bright this festive season with a magical journey to the North Pole and back!
Castle Street Christmas Fair
Castle Street Christmas Fair returns in December, providing everyone with something special to buy and enjoy. Not to be missed this year!
The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival Edinburgh
The magic of Christmas lives on at The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival... featuring pantomimes, huge Christmas parties, festive movie screenings, fireworks, comedy, food trucks & more!
Unique Events: Drive In Movies - Christmas
Fasten your seatbelts – it’s time for Drive In Movies - Christmas! With a bumper selection of films to choose from, we hope you are ready for a wild ride.

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Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland Traverse Theatre