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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!
24 Doors of Advent

24 Doors of Advent

1st December 2018 - 24th December 2018
Throughout December Edinburgh opens its doors to showcase the unique buildings in the city in this real-life advent calendar.
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!
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!
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!
Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s Grotto

17th November 2018 - 24th December 2018
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to Santa... when he arrives at Santa Land in George Street.
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!
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!
Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience

Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience

1st August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Receiving rave reviews in 2018, the brand new, fully immersive comedy 'Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience' comes to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in 2019.
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!
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.
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.
Christmas Festival Day

Christmas Festival Day

15th December 2018
Celebrate Christmas at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Saturday 15th December with a day of fun, festive activities set amongst the magnificent State Apartments.
Carols around the Christmas tree

Carols around the Christmas tree

10th December 2018 - 11th December 2018
Come along to the beautifully decorated Great Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for an evening of Christmas carols and seasonal music with Scottish Vocal Ensemble!
The Stand Christmas Special

The Stand Christmas Special

10th December 2018 - 15th December 2018
Join The Stand Christmas Special... With Glenn Wool, MC Hammersmith, Ashley Storrie and host Bruce Devlin!
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.
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.
A Christmas Cabaret

A Christmas Cabaret

8th December 2018 - 29th December 2018
Join Bruce Devlin for a Christmas cracker of a cabaret show in a fast paced festive hour at The Stand Comedy Club!
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!
The Ice Adventure: A Journey Through Frozen Scotland

The Ice Adventure: A Journey Through Frozen Scotland

17th November 2017 - 24th December 2017
Edinburgh's Christmas - Come along and be astounded by the lifelike ice sculptures in the Ice Adventure.
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!
Silent Light

Silent Light

19th November 2018 - 29th December 2018
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.
Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

19th February 2019 - 2nd March 2019
The smash hit musical Jersey Boys, is returning to Edinburgh with a two week run at the Playhouse in 2019!
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!
Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight

15th December 2018
Join Bristo Community Concert Band on 15th December for an evening of beautiful traditional carols and very special Christmas music to truly get you in the Christmas spirit!
Baby Loves Disco’s Christmas Cheer

Baby Loves Disco’s Christmas Cheer

9th December 2018 - 30th December 2018
Baby Loves Disco returns for Christmas 2018 with its unique dayclubbing experience at the Festival Square Spiegeltent.
Carols By Candlelight

Carols By Candlelight

19th December 2018
Enjoy an exquisite concert of carols and seasonal classics staged in full 18th Century costume at the Usher Hall on 19th December.
We Will Rock You

We Will Rock You

7th October 2019 - 12th October 2019
The smash hit Queen and Ben Elton musical, ‘We Will Rock You’ announces the show has been reimagined for 2019 and embarks on a brand new UK & Ireland tour stops off at the Playhouse in October.
Candlelit Concert at St. Giles’ Cathedral

Candlelit Concert at St. Giles’ Cathedral

31st December 2018
Come along to a festive celebration in the candlelit atmosphere of St Giles' Cathedral on 31st December.
La Clique Noël - Part Deux

La Clique Noël - Part Deux

16th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
La Clique Noël returns home to Edinburgh for Christmas with a new seasonal spectacular, La Clique Noël - Part Deux.
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.
Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience

19th January 2019 - 27th January 2019
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
Out of the Blue Xmas Arts Markets

Out of the Blue Xmas Arts Markets

1st December 2018 - 15th December 2018
Find unusual Christmas presents or treats for yourself as more than 150 artists and makers will be selling their work, over three dates this December, at Out of the Blue Drill Hall Xmas Arts Market.
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!

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Popular Events

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.
Kinky Boots
Don't miss the ultimate night out when the Kinky Boots tour comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in December 2018!
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!
Jack and the Beanstalk
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!

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