Edinburgh’s Christmas returns this winter from 16th November to 5th January 2019! Why not come and enjoy Edinburgh’s sparking lights, festive magic and the smell of mulled wine while you explore the city. Perfect for all the family, a romantic winter wonderland getaway or festive time with friends in Scotland’s capital city. With so much to offer it is definitely the time to start planning your Edinburgh Christmas experience, tis the season to be jolly after all.
Light Night is a free event for all to enjoy on Sunday 18th November 2018. Choirs from across Scotland will perform for the switch on of Edinburgh’s Christmas light!
A brand-new and exciting collaboration between the spectacular Street of Light and the Silent Street Party in a unique festive event. Dance along to your favourite festive tunes under the new light installation on Edinburgh’s George Street. With different themes to choose from Silent Light takes place up to 5 times a day between 4.45pm and 10pm, each slot 20 minutes long. Silent Light will take place from 19th November- 29th December and tickets are available now from £4.50.
The Festive Markets
With an abundance of treats, unique gifts, ideal stocking fillers to name but a few, you don’t get much more festive than a Christmas Market. From large European marketplaces to intimate street food gatherings, our city has lots of interesting and unique markets where you can find that perfect present and get in the festive mood with a piping hot mug of mulled wine. you are bound to find exactly what you’re looking for with our huge range of special market traders. Located with East Princes Street Gardens and George Street
Festive Rides and Kids Attractions
The Forth One Big Wheel will illuminate the Edinburgh skyline with outstanding views across the city. With its cosy covered pods bejewelled with 20,000 lights the ferris wheel is a kaleidoscopic extravaganza.
Santa Land is back too, rejuvenated and dazzling, boasting some fabulous fun rides that the kids will love, including the Santa Train, the Christmas Tree Maze and several affordable kids rides. Around Santa Land there will be a number of other stalls to provide fun for all the family. Please note that Santa’s Grotto can be found on George Street this year.
St Andrew Square Ice Rink
It wouldn’t be Edinburgh’s Christmas without some ice skating so get you’re skates on! The unique Ice Rink surrounding the iconic Melville Monument is back, complete with bridges and a circular bar at its foot. Skaters of all levels are welcome.
La Clique Noel – Part Deux returns for Christmas!
Born out of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2004, the multi-award winning La Clique has since toured the globe to international acclaim. After wowing audiences last Christmas in Edinburgh the show returns with an all new stellar cast for La Clique Noel – Part Deux. The show will feature a scintillating live band and the best of the best in adult, genre-bending, new variety – it will certainly be an evening you won’t forget! Click here to book tickets and for more details.
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