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Popular events in Edinburgh

You'll find the most popular Edinburgh events on the website right now, right here!

Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens
Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens
16th Nov 2018 - 5th Jan 2019
The Christmas Market will once again return to East Princes St Gardens for a whole host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items!
Cheese Fest Edinburgh
Cheese Fest Edinburgh
17th Nov 2018 - 18th Nov 2018
The UK's biggest touring cheese festival is returning to Edinburgh and will be at the Corn Exchange on 17th and 18th November.
Light Night
Light Night
18th November 2018
Light Night is a free event for all to enjoy, which encapsulates the true spirit of the festive season: family and the community.

Featured events in Edinburgh

There are thousands of events in Edinburgh every month, here we've hand-picked a few you should definitely pay attention to!

Adam Holmes and The Embers with Heidi Talbot
Adam Holmes and The Embers with Heidi Talbot
17th November 2018
Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh Old Town
Catch Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter Adam Holmes and his band The Embers at Cabaret Voltaire on 17th November along with Irish folk singer Heidi Talbot.
The Spitfires
The Spitfires
17th November 2018
The Mash House, Edinburgh Old Town
AGMP presents The Spitfires 'Year Zero' Tour, coming to The Mash House on Saturday 17th November, with support from Social Room.
James Grant and The Hallelujah String Quartet
James Grant and The Hallelujah String Quartet
17th November 2018
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
James Grant, the Love & Money frontman, will play a very special concert at The Queen’s Hall with The Hallelujah String Quartet on 17th November.

Hottest Tickets in Town

From theatre shows to gigs, snap up tickets to the most popular events in town, here's a small selection of what's trending this week!

Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue
14th July 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
International pop star Kylie Minogue announces a series of special shows for summer 2019, bringing her globally-celebrated talent as a live performer to Edinburgh for the first time since 1991.
Wannabe - The Spice Girls Show
Wannabe - The Spice Girls Show
30th March 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Come and join the exceptionally talented Wannabe cast as they pay homage to Ginger, Scary, Posh, Sporty & Baby on the smash hit touring sensation not to be missed!
Christmas at the Botanics 2018
Christmas at the Botanics 2018
23rd Nov 2018 - 29th Dec 2018
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Stockbridge and Canonmills
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens!

Festivals in Edinburgh

From music to film, comedy to books, family to the arts there's a wide range of cultural festivals being held throughout the year in Edinburgh!

Edinburghs Christmas
Edinburghs Christmas
16th Nov 2018 - 5th Jan 2019
A spectacular, six-week season of festive entertainment in the heart of the city from 16th November - 5th January.
Cheese Fest Edinburgh
Cheese Fest Edinburgh
17th Nov 2018 - 18th Nov 2018
The UK's biggest touring cheese festival is returning to Edinburgh and will be at the Corn Exchange on 17th and 18th November.
Book Week Scotland: Edinburgh & Lothians
Book Week Scotland: Edinburgh & Lothians
19th Nov 2018 - 25th Nov 2018
Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November!
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Upcoming Theatre Events in Edinburgh

Whether you prefer comedy or musicals, ballet or opera, our Edinburgh theatre listings will have something to suit everyone!

Chrysalis: Emergence
Chrysalis: Emergence
17th November 2018
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Emergence is an opportunity to experience three exciting new performances by emerging theatre makers from across Scotland in the first stages of development.
Shocks
Shocks
18th November 2018
Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh South
Shocks is a new work in which Anna Furse explores the causes and affects of war trauma originally called ‘shell shock’ and it's on at Craiglockhart Chapel, Napier University on 18th November.
Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
20th Nov 2018 - 8th Dec 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
The Scottish premiere of Motown The Musical hits Edinburgh Playhouse from 20 November until 8 December 2018.
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Upcoming Family & Kids Events in Edinburgh

Don't be stuck for things to do with the kids in Edinburgh! We have something for everyone and every pocket...

Fergus McCreadie Trio
Fergus McCreadie Trio
17th November 2018
St James Scottish Episcopal Church, Leith
The Fergus McCreadie Trio has won standing ovations at Edinburgh, Islay and Aberdeen jazz festivals and you can catch them at St James Scottish Episcopal Church Leith on November 17th!
West Lothian Comic Con
West Lothian Comic Con
17th November 2018
Livingston
The Big Glasgow Comic Page is coming to West Lothian College on 17th November with big brand toys, comics, collectables and original artworks that you won’t find anywhere else.
Cheese Fest Edinburgh
Cheese Fest Edinburgh
17th Nov 2018 - 18th Nov 2018
Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh West
The UK's biggest touring cheese festival is returning to Edinburgh and will be at the Corn Exchange on 17th and 18th November.
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Upcoming Music Events in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is renowned for it's live music scene, with a variety of venues catering for small intimate gigs to huge arenas hosting the biggest names!

Fergus McCreadie Trio
Fergus McCreadie Trio
17th November 2018
St James Scottish Episcopal Church, Leith
The Fergus McCreadie Trio has won standing ovations at Edinburgh, Islay and Aberdeen jazz festivals and you can catch them at St James Scottish Episcopal Church Leith on November 17th!
Adam Holmes and The Embers with Heidi Talbot
Adam Holmes and The Embers with Heidi Talbot
17th November 2018
Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh Old Town
Catch Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter Adam Holmes and his band The Embers at Cabaret Voltaire on 17th November along with Irish folk singer Heidi Talbot.
The Spitfires
The Spitfires
17th November 2018
The Mash House, Edinburgh Old Town
AGMP presents The Spitfires 'Year Zero' Tour, coming to The Mash House on Saturday 17th November, with support from Social Room.
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New Events in Edinburgh

You'll find all the latest Edinburgh events that have been added to the website right here!

Shocks
Shocks
18th November 2018
Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh South
Shocks is a new work in which Anna Furse explores the causes and affects of war trauma originally called ‘shell shock’ and it's on at Craiglockhart Chapel, Napier University on 18th November.
Free Women’s Krav Maga Self-Defence Seminar
Free Women’s Krav Maga Self-Defence Seminar
25th November 2018
Rencounter Krav Maga, Edinburgh South
To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, please join us at Rencounter for a fun-filled day learning empowering self-defence skills!
SCO Chorus Christmas Concert
SCO Chorus Christmas Concert
17th December 2018
Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh Old Town
The annual Christmas Concert with the SCO Chorus in Greyfriars Kirk has quickly become a highlight of Edinburgh’s Festive Calendar and a new date has been added on 17th December as 20th is sold out.
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Latest Edinburgh News

Christmas Countdown underway with the Launch of Mission Christmas 2018
Christmas Countdown underway with the Launch of Mission Christmas 2018
The Christmas countdown is now officially underway as Forth 1 and Forth 2 Cash for Kids launch Mission Christmas 2018.
Gareth Nicholls appointed Interim Artistic Director of the Traverse Theatre
Gareth Nicholls appointed Interim Artistic Director of the Traverse Theatre
Gareth Nicholls has today been appointed Interim Artistic Director of the Traverse Theatre following the departure of Orla O’Loughlin.

Activities in Edinburgh

Step away from the TV remote, choose one or more from our activities selection, and get out of the house to discover new skills, sports and more!

RTDA Edinburgh: Irish Dance Classes
RTDA Edinburgh: Irish Dance Classes
Royal Tara Dance Academy is an established Irish Dancing school in Northern Ireland that...
Cuba Te Llama! Weekly Dance Classes
Cuba Te Llama! Weekly Dance Classes
Tuesdays 7-10pmWeekly salsa dance classes with a professionally-trained Cuban teacher...
Room To Move
Room To Move
Room to Move is a Parkour and Circus Venue. Delivering Classes with Access Parkour, Freedom...
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Attractions in Edinburgh

Edinburgh and the surrounding areas have a great mix of sightseeing attractions. If you are looking for a fun family day out or a trip with friends, then look no further!

Patrick Geddes Centre at Riddles Court
Patrick Geddes Centre at Riddles Court
The Patrick Geddes Centre is an exciting new world-class centre for learning. Our home...
The Tron Kirk
The Tron Kirk
Edinburgh World Heritage, the charity responsible for the conservation and promotion...
Alpha Art Gallery
Alpha Art Gallery
Alpha Art is an independent contemporary gallery established 2006.The gallery represents...
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Eating & Drinking in Edinburgh

Eating out in Edinburgh is a joy, with a range of restaurants and cafes on offer and there's a wide selection of places to enjoy a quiet pint or a cheeky cocktail.

Fox by the Shore
Fox by the Shore
The Fox by the Shore brings the style and ambience of the city centre with the warm welcome...
Art and Vintage
Art and Vintage
Antonia Gallacher and Paul Butler decided to create Art and Vintage Shop - Cafe - Gallery...
The Raging Bull Edinburgh
The Raging Bull Edinburgh
We welcome you to The Raging Bull, Edinburgh’s home of Coffee Cocktails.Our cosy bar...
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Shopping in Edinburgh

If you've got a hankering for some retail therapy, Edinburgh with its diverse range of unique and independent shops is the place to be!

McAree Brothers
McAree Brothers
LYS in the heart of Edinburgh · Worldwide shipping · Staffed by knitters for knitters...
Livingston Designer Outlet
Livingston Designer Outlet
Over 100 famous brands including Ted Baker, Lacoste, Fred Perry, LK Bennett, Marks &...
The Hand Made Factory
The Hand Made Factory
We believe in made with love. many of our products are hand crafted in the store with...
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Popular Events

Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens
The Christmas Market will once again return to East Princes St Gardens for a whole host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items!
Cheese Fest Edinburgh
The UK's biggest touring cheese festival is returning to Edinburgh and will be at the Corn Exchange on 17th and 18th November.
Light Night
Light Night is a free event for all to enjoy, which encapsulates the true spirit of the festive season: family and the community.
King’s Panto: Beauty and the Beast
Edinburgh panto legends Allan Stewart, Andy Gray & Grant Stott return to the King's Theatre in Beauty and the Beast!
La Clique Noël - Part Deux
La Clique Noël returns home to Edinburgh for Christmas with a new seasonal spectacular, La Clique Noël - Part Deux.

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