Events in Edinburgh Next Weekend

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Events in Edinburgh

OpenJump 7+

OpenJump 7+

1st July 2017 - 31st December 2018
Jump around on over 19,000ft2 of interconnected, world-class trampolines at Ryze Edinburgh's OpenJump sessions! Read more
Curious About Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh

1st December 2017 - 31st December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Have fun discovering Edinburgh with two self-guided, heritage walks and optional treasure hunt with Curious About! Read more
Historic Underground

Historic Underground

1st January 2018 - 31st December 2018
Discover a dark, damp world unchanged since the 18th century in this tour of Blair Street Underground Vaults with Mercat Tours. Read more
Scotland’s Gardens - Hunter’s Tryst

Scotland’s Gardens - Hunter’s Tryst

1st January 2018 - 31st December 2018
Edinburgh South
Scotland’s Gardens 2016 - Hunter's Tryst is a hidden treasure & was featured on "The Beechgrove Garden" June 2015. Read more
Children’s Judo Club

Children’s Judo Club

2nd March 2018 - 2nd March 2019
Randori Judo will be starting a four week Introduction to Judo Course commencing on Friday 2nd March at 4:30pm at Clovenstone Community Centre. Read more
Beginners/Intermediate Pilates Classes for Adults

Beginners/Intermediate Pilates Classes for Adults

3rd July 2018 - 4th June 2019
Come along and try Pilates for adults with Nicky Pender every Tuesday and Wednesday at Liberton Kirk Halls. Read more
In Focus: Scottish Photography

In Focus: Scottish Photography

7th July 2018 - 12th May 2019
This exhibition showcases the City Art Centre’s photographic collections, charting the development of fine art photography in Scotland from the 19th century to present day. Read more
Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye

Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye

4th August 2018 - 10th February 2019
This is the first major exhibition to focus on this unusual and enigmatic artist and features over sixty artworks from public and private collections. Read more
Yottie Bear Treasure Hunt

Yottie Bear Treasure Hunt

3rd September 2018 - 31st December 2018
The Royal Yacht be hiding lots of cuddly Britannia Yottie Bears on board the ship for you to spot. Read more
Dance Scottish with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish with RSCDS Edinburgh

24th September 2018 - 21st May 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Come along, join in and enjoy the benefits of fun, fitness and friendship with RSCDS Edinburgh Dance Scottish classes! Read more
Recruiting 28-32 Month Old Wee Scientist

Recruiting 28-32 Month Old Wee Scientist

27th September 2018 - 31st December 2018
Edinburgh South
Do you know a wee scientist, 28-32 months old? Do they speak English? If so, come help us understand how toddlers learn about the world in our Wee Science language study! Read more
Wee Scientist Wanted: English-Polish Child Language Study

Wee Scientist Wanted: English-Polish Child Language Study

3rd October 2018 - 31st December 2018
Edinburgh South
Bilingualism Matters, Wee Science, and the University of Edinburgh are currently looking for young children (aged 24-30 months) from English-Polish families for a fun study. Read more
Get a Free Workout with Curves

Get a Free Workout with Curves

21st October 2018 - 31st December 2018
Curves, a ladies-only gym in Edinburgh Northwest, is offering a free taster workout with a personal trainer that is safe, efficient and effective for women of all ages and fitness levels. Read more
Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers

Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers

26th October 2018 - 21st April 2019
Get an insight into the lives of children in the 18th and 19th centuries through this unique collection of Scottish samplers on loan from American collector Leslie B. Durst. Read more
Awakening Abstraction: Jon Canty  - Original Paintings and Prints From Abstract To Reality

Awakening Abstraction: Jon Canty - Original Paintings and Prints From Abstract To Reality

6th November 2018 - 18th January 2019
‘Awakening Abstraction’ is an exhibition by Jon Canty featuring a mix of new works and a cross section of his work over the last few years. See it at the Stick Factory from 6th November! Read more
Storyworlds: Paper Sculptures by Edinburgh Young Artists

Storyworlds: Paper Sculptures by Edinburgh Young Artists

10th November 2018 - 12th May 2019
Storyworlds is a magical group of sculptures showing tiny enchanted storyworlds under glass domes completed by senior students of art. The exhibition is on at The Writers' Museum from 10th November. Read more
A Play in Five Rooms - Enlightenment House

A Play in Five Rooms - Enlightenment House

14th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
This immersive, funny and interactive theatre experience will see audiences come across characters giving them an insight into Georgian life but also asking questions about current times. Read more
Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens

Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens

16th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
The Christmas Market will once again return to East Princes St Gardens for a whole host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items! Read more
Giant Lanterns of China 2018

Giant Lanterns of China 2018

16th November 2018 - 17th February 2019
The Giant Lanterns of China are back at Edinburgh Zoo! It's a new and exciting adventure as Scottish myths, ancient Chinese legends and incredible creatures come to life this winter. Read more
La Clique Noël - Part Deux

La Clique Noël - Part Deux

16th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Edinburgh West
La Clique Noël returns home to Edinburgh for Christmas with a new seasonal spectacular, La Clique Noël - Part Deux. Read more
Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s Grotto

17th November 2018 - 24th December 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to Santa... when he arrives at Santa Land in George Street. Read more
Winter Windows

Winter Windows

17th November 2018 - 26th December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Come and see Edinburgh's 2018 Winter Windows, designed by budding young artists from Edinburgh’s schools to the theme of Kindness! Read more
Breakfast or Tea with Father Christmas at Dobbies Edinburgh

Breakfast or Tea with Father Christmas at Dobbies Edinburgh

18th November 2018 - 24th December 2018
Make it a Christmas to remember and see your child's eyes light up as they tuck into breakfast or tea with Santa at Dobbies Edinburgh! Read more
Breakfast or Tea with Father Christmas at Dobbies Livingston

Breakfast or Tea with Father Christmas at Dobbies Livingston

18th November 2018 - 24th December 2018
Make it a Christmas to remember and see your child's eyes light up as they tuck into breakfast or tea with Santa at Dobbies Livingston! Read more
Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Edinburgh

Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Edinburgh

18th November 2018 - 24th December 2018
Bring your little ones along to Dobbies Edinburgh for an exciting festive experience at Santa's Grotto! Read more
Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Livingston

Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Livingston

18th November 2018 - 24th December 2018
Bring your little ones along to Dobbies Livingston for an exciting festive experience at Father Christmas’ Grotto! Read more
Silent Light

Silent Light

19th November 2018 - 29th December 2018
Edinburgh New Town
In a world first, Silent Light brings together the spectacular Street of Light from Edinburgh’s Christmas 2015 and 2016 and silent disco headphones to give you the ultimate street party. Read more
Brick Wonders

Brick Wonders

21st November 2018 - 24th March 2019
Historic Environment Scotland presents Brick Wonders at Blackness Castle featuring recreations in LEGO® bricks of amazing sights from around the world, curated by artist Warren Elsmore! Read more
Christmas at the Botanics 2018

Christmas at the Botanics 2018

23rd November 2018 - 29th December 2018
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens! Read more
Festive Party Dinner!

Festive Party Dinner!

23rd November 2018 - 24th December 2018
Join us for a Festive Party Dinner in the stunning auditorium at the Ghillie Dhu, welcomed by a chilled glass of fizz, followed by a decadent 3-course festive meal, live ceilidh band and DJ. Read more
Festive Party Lunch!

Festive Party Lunch!

23rd November 2018 - 24th December 2018
Join us for a festive party lunch at the Ghillie Dhu and enjoy an unforgettable celebration of food, drink and festive cheer! Read more
Robert Blomfield: Edinburgh Street Photography | An Unseen Archive

Robert Blomfield: Edinburgh Street Photography | An Unseen Archive

24th November 2018 - 17th March 2019
This exhibition displays a selection of Robert Blomfield's stunning private archive, documenting the dramatic shifts taking place in Edinburgh’s urban landscape during the 1960s. Read more
Christmas at the Botanics

Christmas at the Botanics

25th November 2018 - 29th December 2018
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas when this magical after dark experience returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens! Read more
Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

27th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Join us at The Brunton for Jack and the Beanstalk, a fun packed panto with an up to date twist on the well-known story! Read more
Village Christmas Party Selection Box

Village Christmas Party Selection Box

29th November 2018 - 22nd December 2018
Enjoy a real mix of Christmas Parties this year at the Village Hotel Edinburgh. You pick your favourite and we’ll mix the tunes! Read more
Wendy and Peter Pan

Wendy and Peter Pan

29th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Full of fairy-dust, adventure and all your favourite characters this magical story is everything a Christmas treat should be. Read more
Wildlife Paintings by Lucy Newton

Wildlife Paintings by Lucy Newton

30th November 2018 - 16th January 2019
Artist Lucy Newton presents new paintings inspired by the richness of wildlife in Scotland, at the Scottish Ornithologists' Club in Aberlady. Read more
You Choose

You Choose

30th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Edinburgh West
You Choose is a brand new interactive musical show for all the family, but in this show – YOU CHOOSE what happens! Read more
24 Doors of Advent

24 Doors of Advent

1st December 2018 - 24th December 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Throughout December Edinburgh opens its doors to showcase the unique buildings in the city in this real-life advent calendar. Read more
Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour

1st December 2018 - 30th December 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Delve into 1820s Edinburgh and the cadaver trade that shocked the city on a Burke and Hare Walking Tour this Autumn! Read more
King’s Panto: Beauty and the Beast

King’s Panto: Beauty and the Beast

1st December 2018 - 20th January 2019
Edinburgh panto legends Allan Stewart, Andy Gray & Grant Stott return to the King's Theatre in Beauty and the Beast! Read more
Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

1st December 2018 - 31st December 2018
Check out the daily free guided themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland in December! Read more
Mouthpiece

Mouthpiece

5th December 2018 - 22nd December 2018
Traverse Theatre Company in association with HighTide present Mouthpiece, a frank and unflinching look at the different Edinburghs which often exist in ignorance of one another. Read more
Photography Exhibition

Photography Exhibition

5th December 2018 - 19th January 2019
Are you are looking for a unusual present? Gallery-Close, the friendliest independent gallery in Edinburgh, is hosting a general photography exhibition with prints for sale. Read more
A Christmas Fairy Trail

A Christmas Fairy Trail

7th December 2018 - 24th December 2018
Enter Archerfield Walled Garden’s mystical Fairy Trail and get lost in a world of fairies, forest folk and folklore when it returns in December! Read more
Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle

Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle

7th December 2018 - 23rd December 2018
Make Christmas 2018 special with a three course lunch in the opulent Queen Anne Room at Edinburgh Castle, and enjoy a dining experience fit for royalty. Read more
Santa’s Farm Yard Cottage

Santa’s Farm Yard Cottage

8th December 2018 - 24th December 2018
Santa visits Almond Valley once again, settling into his farmyard cottage set within a chilly midwinter forest. Read more
Scottish Ballet: Cinderella

Scottish Ballet: Cinderella

8th December 2018 - 30th December 2018
Discover the enchanted, sparkling world of Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella, when Scottish Ballet bring the show to the Festival Theatre. Read more
Baby Loves Disco’s Christmas Cheer

Baby Loves Disco’s Christmas Cheer

9th December 2018 - 30th December 2018
Edinburgh West
Baby Loves Disco returns for Christmas 2018 with its unique dayclubbing experience at the Festival Square Spiegeltent. Read more
Santa’s Grotto at Carberry Tower

Santa’s Grotto at Carberry Tower

9th December 2018 - 24th December 2018
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to Santa's Grotto! So come and visit him in his enchanting Grotto at Carberry Tower this year! Read more
Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

10th December 2018 - 5th January 2019
Don't miss the ultimate night out when the Kinky Boots tour comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in December 2018! Read more
Bugle Boys Christmas Crackers

Bugle Boys Christmas Crackers

11th December 2018 - 30th December 2018
After wowing crowds at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Bugle Boys bring their Christmas Crackers show to the Assembly Roxy from 11th December. Read more
The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven

The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven

13th December 2018 - 22nd December 2018
Almost ten years on from her controversial premiere, Jo Clifford and company bring their legendary production of 'The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven' to the Traverse for the first time. Read more
Eskmills Christmas Party Nights

Eskmills Christmas Party Nights

14th December 2018 - 22nd December 2018
Indulge in a festive feast and delicious drinks with your colleagues or friends, then join forces with party-goers on the dance floor at Eskmills Christmas Party Nights! Read more
Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

14th December 2018 - 22nd December 2018
Join us at Church Hill Theatre as Edinburgh People's Theatre present Little Red Riding Hood, a traditional family pantomime with just a little twist in its tail! Read more
It’s a Wonderful Life!

It’s a Wonderful Life!

15th December 2018 - 22nd December 2018
Floating Brick Theatre will be putting on a stage production of "It's a Wonderful Life" this December at the Cornerstone Centre. Read more
Sing Sistah Sing!

Sing Sistah Sing!

20th December 2018 - 30th December 2018
Fresh from the award winning sold out Edinburgh Fringe run, The Rose Theatre presents Sing Sistah Sing! The Christmas Celebration. Read more
Traditions and Tales of Christmas

Traditions and Tales of Christmas

20th December 2018 - 22nd December 2018
Learn about the traditions and tales of a Victorian Christmas at Edinburgh Castle from 20th - 22nd December. Read more
Breakfast or Afternoon Tea with Santa at Clambers Soft Play

Breakfast or Afternoon Tea with Santa at Clambers Soft Play

21st December 2018 - 23rd December 2018
Bring the kids along to Clambers Soft Play for breakfast or afternoon tea in the party room followed by a visit from Santa and a 45-minute soft-play session! Read more
Breakfast with Santa at Scrambles Soft Play

Breakfast with Santa at Scrambles Soft Play

21st December 2018 - 24th December 2018
Join Santa at Scrambles Soft Play for a Christmas breakfast, before he retires to his office to check the ‘Naughty and Nice’ list. Read more
Funbox presents Once Upon a Christmas at The Brunton

Funbox presents Once Upon a Christmas at The Brunton

21st December 2018 - 24th December 2018
FUNBOX present their brand new seasonal spectacular – ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS as they return to The Brunton Theatre 21st December through to Christmas Eve! Read more
Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook

Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook

21st December 2018 - 22nd December 2018
Don't miss Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook, a well-loved fixture in The Queen's Hall seasonal calendar on 21st and 22nd December! Read more
The Mother

The Mother

21st December 2018 - 22nd December 2018
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s wintry tale, The Mother is a breathtakingly spectacular and compelling production, combining narrative dance and drama. Read more
A Candlelit Christmas Concert with Octavoce

A Candlelit Christmas Concert with Octavoce

22nd December 2018
Award winning a capella vocal ensemble ‘Octavoce’ return to the capital for their annual candlelit Christmas concert in the atmospheric setting of Morningside United Church on 22nd December. Read more
A Christmas Cabaret

A Christmas Cabaret

22nd December 2018
Join Bruce Devlin for a Christmas cracker of a cabaret show in a fast paced festive hour at The Stand Comedy Club! Read more
Christmas

Christmas

22nd December 2018
Discover the real origin and meaning of Christmas, and its wide presence in the different cultures and religions worldwide with the AGEAC on Saturday 22nd December in McDonald Road Library. Read more
Edinburgh Farmers Market

Edinburgh Farmers Market

22nd December 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Experience Edinburgh’s original Farmers’ Market, The only market in Edinburgh where the farm really meets the city. Read more
Festive Party Nights at Carberry Tower

Festive Party Nights at Carberry Tower

22nd December 2018
What better way to relax and unwind after all those long hours in the office than a Christmas party night in the glorious surroundings of Carberry Tower. Read more
FULL MOON with Transmission Meditation 2018

FULL MOON with Transmission Meditation 2018

22nd December 2018
Join Share International Scotland for a powerful group meditation and work of planetary service at the time of the full moon each month! Read more
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

22nd December 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition. Read more
Grassmarket Weekly Market

Grassmarket Weekly Market

22nd December 2018
Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement as we host our weekly market. Read more
Leith Farmers‘ Market

Leith Farmers‘ Market

22nd December 2018
Leith
Come and meet our small independent traders at this bustling weekly farmers market right beside the Water of Leith. Read more
Magic Show: Christmas Tricks

Magic Show: Christmas Tricks

22nd December 2018
Enjoy a sprinkling of actual magic in the run up to Christmas at Lauriston Castle with a festive show will be sure to bring a smile to your face! Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

22nd December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

Nocturnal Urban Saturdays

22nd December 2018
Nocturnal is bigger and better than ever before at Subway Cowgate's Urban Saturdays! Read more
Reflection of Home

Reflection of Home

22nd December 2018
Make your own little model house reflecting your 'special' place and taking inspiration from all the lovely doll’s houses in the Museum of Childhood. Read more
Santa’s Doggy Grotto

Santa’s Doggy Grotto

22nd December 2018
Bring along your furry friend and join us at Dobbies Edinburgh for one of the most exciting festive experiences - Santa’s Doggy Grotto! Read more
The Comedy Show

The Comedy Show

22nd December 2018
Every Friday and Saturday night, Basement Theatre becomes Edinburgh’s comedy hub and with a different line-up and headliner each week this is the comedy injection your weekend is craving! Read more
The Saturday Show

The Saturday Show

22nd December 2018
The Edinburgh Stand's fabulous flagship Saturday show, with five different acts on every bill, has been sold out every week for the past five years. Read more
A candlelit Christmas concert with Octavoce

A candlelit Christmas concert with Octavoce

23rd December 2018
Edinburgh Old Town
Look forward to an evening of carols from around the world when award winning a capella vocal ensemble ‘Octavoce’ return to the atmospheric setting of Edinburgh City Chambers on 23rd December! Read more
A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

23rd December 2018
Come and join in the fun and see how Mary Queen of Scots celebrates the Twelve Days of Christmas with her courtiers. Read more
‘Tis the Season for Afternoon Tea

‘Tis the Season for Afternoon Tea

23rd December 2018
Looking for something a little different this festive season, then look no further than the Elves’ Festive Afternoon Tea at Apex Grassmarket Hotel every Sunday. Read more
Celebration Service

Celebration Service

23rd December 2018
CRC Edinburgh invite you join their young, dynamic service and experience church like you never done before. Read more
Domingo Todo Latino

Domingo Todo Latino

23rd December 2018
Latin Sunday: Celebrate the end of the week at Boteco Do Brasil with DJ Panda playing the best of urban, reggaeton, latin & mix! Read more
Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore and Grime for Age 5+

23rd December 2018
Hear tales of stinking streets, terrible tortures and ghostly goings-on with Mercat Tours - Ghosts, Gore & Grime. Read more
Progress

Progress

23rd December 2018
Come and join us at Monkey Barrel, Edinburgh's premier alternative comedy club, on Sunday evenings to see Edinburgh's rising star show! Read more
Santa’s Doggy Grotto

Santa’s Doggy Grotto

23rd December 2018
Bring along your furry friend and join us at Dobbies Edinburgh for one of the most exciting festive experiences - Santa’s Doggy Grotto! Read more
Service of Lessons and Carols by Candlelight

Service of Lessons and Carols by Candlelight

23rd December 2018
Come and sing some carols in the beautiful surroundings of Craigmillar Park Church and listen to the Christmas offerings from the Church Choir and St Margaret's Singers. Read more
Stockbridge Sunday Market

Stockbridge Sunday Market

23rd December 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Its not just food on offer...............we have crafts, candles, jewellery ,CDs and who knows what else! Read more
Stu and Garry’s Free Improv Show

Stu and Garry’s Free Improv Show

23rd December 2018
Marvel as resident duo Stu & Garry weave comedy magic from your suggestions in our long-running improvised show. Read more
Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

23rd December 2018
Looking for something different to do with the kids on Sunday? Then pop down to The Yard! Read more
Sunday Service

Sunday Service

23rd December 2018
Don't miss Sunday Service at Subway Cowgate with non stop request fest, the perfect way to round off the weekend! Read more
The Sunday Night Laugh-In

The Sunday Night Laugh-In

23rd December 2018
Round off the weekend with our chilled Sunday Night Laugh-In at The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh! Read more

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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!
Christmas at the Botanics
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas when this magical after dark experience returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens!
24 Doors of Advent
Throughout December Edinburgh opens its doors to showcase the unique buildings in the city in this real-life advent calendar.
A Christmas Cabaret
Join Bruce Devlin for a Christmas cracker of a cabaret show in a fast paced festive hour at The Stand Comedy Club!

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