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Popular events in Edinburgh

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

24 Doors of Advent
24 Doors of Advent
1st Dec 2018 - 24th Dec 2018
Throughout December Edinburgh opens its doors to showcase the unique buildings in the city in this real-life advent calendar.
Christmas at the Botanics
Christmas at the Botanics
25th Nov 2018 - 29th Dec 2018
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas when this magical after dark experience returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens!
King’s Panto: Beauty and the Beast
King’s Panto: Beauty and the Beast
1st Dec 2018 - 20th Jan 2019
Edinburgh panto legends Allan Stewart, Andy Gray & Grant Stott return to the King's Theatre in Beauty and the Beast!

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!

Cadbury launches free Secret Santa Postal Service in Edinburgh
Cadbury launches free Secret Santa Postal Service in Edinburgh
17th December 2018
Edinburgh New Town
This Christmas, Cadbury is helping Brits unleash their generous instincts and become a Secret Santa by launching its very first Cadbury Secret Santa Postal Service.
Christmas Concert
Christmas Concert
17th December 2018
St Cuthberts Parish Church, Edinburgh Old Town
Join St Mary's Music School's for their annual Christmas Concert on Monday 17th December and enjoy the Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and the Choristers of St Mary's Cathedral!
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.

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!

Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
10th Dec 2018 - 5th Jan 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Don't miss the ultimate night out when the Kinky Boots tour comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in December 2018!
Christmas at the Botanics
Christmas at the Botanics
25th Nov 2018 - 29th Dec 2018
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Stockbridge and Canonmills
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas when this magical after dark experience returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens!
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.
Edinburghs Hogmanay
Edinburghs Hogmanay
30th Dec 2018 - 1st Jan 2019
Three DAYS of spectacular events, incredible bands and amazing crowds from every corner of the globe.
Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival
Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival
26th Jan 2019 - 27th Jan 2019
Come along to the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival for an inspirational weekend of yoga and fitness classes, guided meditations, talks and workshops.
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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!

The Mother
The Mother
21st Dec 2018 - 22nd Dec 2018
Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh West
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s wintry tale, The Mother is a breathtakingly spectacular and compelling production, combining narrative dance and drama.
MagicFest Christmas Special: The Miracle of Christmas Future
MagicFest Christmas Special: The Miracle of Christmas Future
27th Dec 2018 - 30th Dec 2018
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
The MagicFest Christmas show is back at the Traverse theatre from 27th to 30th December with 'The Miracle of Christmas Future'.
Funbox: Once Upon a Time
Funbox: Once Upon a Time
5th Jan 2019 - 6th Jan 2019
Howden Park Centre, Livingston
Join Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo the Dog for a real page turner as they start on the next chapter of their adventures 'Once Upon a Time' at Howden Park Centre on 5th & 6th January!
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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...

Cadbury launches free Secret Santa Postal Service in Edinburgh
Cadbury launches free Secret Santa Postal Service in Edinburgh
17th December 2018
Edinburgh New Town
This Christmas, Cadbury is helping Brits unleash their generous instincts and become a Secret Santa by launching its very first Cadbury Secret Santa Postal Service.
Christmas Concert
Christmas Concert
17th December 2018
St Cuthberts Parish Church, Edinburgh Old Town
Join St Mary's Music School's for their annual Christmas Concert on Monday 17th December and enjoy the Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and the Choristers of St Mary's Cathedral!
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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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!

Christmas Concert
Christmas Concert
17th December 2018
St Cuthberts Parish Church, Edinburgh Old Town
Join St Mary's Music School's for their annual Christmas Concert on Monday 17th December and enjoy the Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and the Choristers of St Mary's Cathedral!
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.
Hipsway
Hipsway
18th December 2018
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Hipsway take to the road with their new material along with the classics, catch them at The Queen's Hall on December 18th!
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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!

Rabbie Burns Experience at the Ghillie Dhu
Rabbie Burns Experience at the Ghillie Dhu
18th Jan 2019 - 27th Jan 2019
Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh New Town
Join us in our stunning Auditorium at the Ghillie Dhu for our Rabbie Burns Experience, where you'll enjoy a delicious 4 course meal with live Scottish folk music followed by a live ceilidh band.
Playtime does Christmas
Playtime does Christmas
20th December 2018
The Outhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Edinburgh's popular Playtime jazz session celebrates Christmas with a new slant on seasonal favourites at The Outhouse on Thursday 20th December. Christmas jumpers obligatory!
Festive Afternoon Tea Party at SKYbar
Festive Afternoon Tea Party at SKYbar
30th December 2018
SKYbar Edinburgh, Edinburgh West
Have a cosy afternoon within the best views in the city and enjoy our selection of savouries and sweets with mulled wine!
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Latest Edinburgh News

A new dinosaur themed shop has opened at Kelvingrove in time for Christmas
A new dinosaur themed shop has opened at Kelvingrove in time for Christmas
In preparation for the arrival of Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s famous diplodocus, at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum a new dinosaur themed shop has opened at the museum!
Families benefit thanks to the generosity of Forth 1 and 2 listeners
Families benefit thanks to the generosity of Forth 1 and 2 listeners
Mission Christmas has been hard at work distributing gifts donated by the kind-hearted people of Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and Falkirk to children across the region.

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!

danceSing Edinburgh
danceSing Edinburgh
danceSing provides enjoyable singing, dancing and pilates classes to create a highly...
Deer Park Golf and Country Club
Deer Park Golf and Country Club
The club was established in 1978 and has reached maturity. We are a friendly club conveniently...
Simply English Edinburgh
Simply English Edinburgh
English Language School in the heart of the city offering affordable and flexible lessons...
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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!

Edinburgh International Improv Festival
Edinburgh International Improv Festival
Edinburgh is the world’s leading festival city with a range of major annual festivals...
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...
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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.

The Paper Mill
The Paper Mill
With interior design conceived and developed by Jim Hamilton Design and distinctive branding...
The Newsroom Bar and Eatery
The Newsroom Bar and Eatery
Enter through our floor to ceiling halogen window display and find yourself greeted with...
The Pear Tree
The Pear Tree
Welcome to the famous Pear Tree! Home to Edinburgh's best beer garden! Join us for food...
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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

24 Doors of Advent
Throughout December Edinburgh opens its doors to showcase the unique buildings in the city in this real-life advent calendar.
Christmas at the Botanics
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas when this magical after dark experience returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens!
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!
Kinky Boots
Don't miss the ultimate night out when the Kinky Boots tour comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in December 2018!
Festive Afternoon Tea Party at SKYbar
Have a cosy afternoon within the best views in the city and enjoy our selection of savouries and sweets with mulled wine!

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