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Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story

Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story

4th July 2019
Some Guys Have All The Luck celebrates the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart, and returns to Edinburgh Playhouse on Thursday 4th July with a brand new show!
Castle of Light

Castle of Light

14th November 2019 - 22nd December 2019
Expect wonder, enchantment and a spectacle of colour this festive season as Edinburgh Castle, the defender of the nation, becomes the ‘Castle of Light’!
24 Doors of Advent

24 Doors of Advent

1st December 2019 - 24th December 2019
Throughout December Edinburgh opens its doors to showcase the unique buildings in the city in this real-life advent calendar.
Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen

Christmas 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen

7th December 2019 - 29th December 2019
Scottish Ballet’s 50th year will come to a spectacular close with the world premiere of The Snow Queen this Christmas at the Festival Theatre!
A Christmas Cabaret

A Christmas Cabaret

7th December 2019 - 28th December 2019
Join Bruce Devlin for a Christmas cracker of a cabaret show in a fast paced festive hour at The Stand Comedy Club!
Christmas at the Botanics 2019

Christmas at the Botanics 2019

22nd November 2019 - 29th December 2019
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens!
Spectacle of Light

Spectacle of Light

7th December 2019 - 5th January 2020
Don't miss Dalkeith Country Park’s new winter festive light experience, Spectacle of Light: the magical after-dark adventure for all the family!
Disney’s The Lion King

Disney’s The Lion King

5th December 2019 - 29th March 2020
The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures.
Aladdin

Aladdin

13th December 2019 - 21st December 2019
Edinburgh People's Theatre present their 67th consecutive pantomime, bringing Aladdin by Ben Crocker to Church Hill Theatre in December.
An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

28th November 2019 - 4th January 2020
The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh is delighted to present the world premiere of An Edinburgh Christmas Carol, a magical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale.
Christmas Carol Concert by Candlelight

Christmas Carol Concert by Candlelight

14th December 2019
Take some time out to sing some favourite carols and enjoy some festive classics by candlelight, played by Bristo Community Concert Band in Bristo Baptist Church on 14th December!
Santa’s Grotto at Dalkeith Country Park

Santa’s Grotto at Dalkeith Country Park

30th November 2019 - 23rd December 2019
Santa and his elves are coming to Dalkeith Country Park to give your kids an unforgettably magical experience this Christmas.
Christmas at Greyfriars

Christmas at Greyfriars

14th December 2019
The Edinburgh Singers return to the historic Greyfriars Kirk on 14th December to present a celebration of festive music, includung works by John Rutter and and choir favourite, Ēriks Ešenvalds.
Christmas Celebration Weekend

Christmas Celebration Weekend

14th December 2019 - 15th December 2019
Join us at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for a weekend of musical peformances, a Christmas theatre show, talks, and hands-on activities for all ages!
King’s Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

King’s Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

30th November 2019 - 19th January 2020
Roll up, roll up! Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott are back in a circus-inspired King's Panto spectacular packed full of the thrills, spills, dazzling stunts and jaw-dropping special effects!
Strange Tales

Strange Tales

3rd December 2019 - 23rd December 2019
Filled with intrigue, mysticism, magic, sensuality, and a dash of terror, Strange Tales will draw you into a world full of mischievous fox spirits, yearning ghosts and enchanted swords.
Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle

Christmas Lunch at Edinburgh Castle

12th December 2019 - 22nd December 2019
Make Christmas 2019 special with a three course lunch in the opulent Queen Anne Room at Edinburgh Castle, and enjoy a dining experience fit for royalty.
Santa’s Grotto and Christmas Fair

Santa’s Grotto and Christmas Fair

14th December 2019
Upcoming Craft Fairs are holding their annual Santa’s Grotto and Christmas Market to raise funds for SiMBA (Simpson’s Memorial Box Appeal) on 14th December at Porty Wash House.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Party with The Vivienne and Baga Chipz

RuPaul’s Drag Race Party with The Vivienne and Baga Chipz

11th January 2020
On The Brinck are excited to be bringing the stars of RuPaul's Drag Race UK to Innerleithen Memorial Hall on Saturday 11th January!
Love Actually with Live Orchestra

Love Actually with Live Orchestra

15th December 2019
Following a sold out 2018 tour, Love Actually will once again be screened live across the UK with a full orchestra performing its enchanting score – just in time for Christmas!
Night Walk for Edinburgh

Night Walk for Edinburgh

16th November 2019 - 31st January 2020
Night Walk for Edinburgh, one of the biggest hits of the Edinburgh international Festival 2019, returns as part of Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations.
A Time of Gifts: Choral Music for Christmas

A Time of Gifts: Choral Music for Christmas

14th December 2019
Enjoy an evening of glorious choral music and carols from The Seven Hills Chorus at St. Anne's Church on Saturday 14th December, followed by mince pies and mulled wine!
Baby Loves Disco’s Christmas Glitter Ball

Baby Loves Disco’s Christmas Glitter Ball

15th December 2019 - 21st December 2019
After five sell-out years at Edinburgh’s Christmas, the legendary Baby Loves Disco returns, this time taking over the Assembly Rooms’ Ballroom.
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.
Santa’s Grotto at Carberry Tower

Santa’s Grotto at Carberry Tower

8th December 2019 - 24th December 2019
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to Santa's Grotto! So come and visit him in his enchanting Grotto at Carberry Tower Mansion House and Estate this year!
Stockbridge Makers Market

Stockbridge Makers Market

9th November 2019 - 14th December 2019
Come along to the new Stockbridge Makers Market situated in the Lifecare Centre with makers and crafters whose work is hand made and handcrafted!
Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s Grotto

16th November 2019 - 24th December 2019
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to Santa... it’s the perfect way for children to get into the festive spirit.
Celebrate South Africa Scotland

Celebrate South Africa Scotland

14th December 2019
Come and Celebrate South Africa in Scotland on Saturday 14th December, it's going to be a fun family day, filled with activities for children and adults!
Free Live Music at The Fiddlers Arms

Free Live Music at The Fiddlers Arms

1st November 2019 - 4th January 2020
Come along to The Fiddlers Arms every weekend from 9pm and enjoy free live music with something to suit everyone’s tastes! Entry is always free.
The Muppet Christmas Carol in Edinburgh

The Muppet Christmas Carol in Edinburgh

15th December 2019
Adam from Geeky Retro Nerds Show podcast is hosting this Christmas classic tale, retold by the famous Muppets and Michael Caine, at the Vue Edinburgh Omni on 15th December.
Ciara Harvie Concert

Ciara Harvie Concert

14th December 2019
Ciara Harvie is an impressively talented mezzo-soprano from Edinburgh and one of the brightest stars emerging on the music scene. Hear her in concert at St Giles Cathedral on 14th December!
A Royal Christmas

A Royal Christmas

14th December 2019
Join us at the Palace of Holyroodhouse as Louise Cooling, author of 'A Royal Christmas', explores the historic Christmas traditions of the Royal Family across the centuries!
Glitterfest

Glitterfest

29th November 2019 - 31st December 2019
Make your Christmas party one to remember by celebrating at Edinburgh’s Biggest Christmas Party with radio legend Boogie from Forth One!
Burns Ceilidh

Burns Ceilidh

23rd January 2020 - 25th January 2020
Come celebrate Scotland's greatest poet in true Scottish style with a Burns Ceilidh at The Three Sisters!

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Castle of Light
Expect wonder, enchantment and a spectacle of colour this festive season as Edinburgh Castle, the defender of the nation, becomes the ‘Castle of Light’!
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 2O19: Scottish Ballet The Snow Queen
Scottish Ballet’s 50th year will come to a spectacular close with the world premiere of The Snow Queen this Christmas at the Festival Theatre!
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!
Christmas at the Botanics 2019
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens!

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