The familiar sights and sounds of Christmas are in the air again! Ever-ready with Christmas cheer, we have looked out a few seasonal events in and around Edinburgh for you. Whether you’re looking for some yuletide fun with your family or a special seasonal outing with someone you support, below are some great ways to get into the Christmas spirit!
An Edinburgh Christmas Carol
You can’t get more Christmassy than a night at the Lyceum for the play, An Edinburgh Christmas Carol! ????. Sit back and relax in the warmth of a Victorian Christmas in this adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens.
Once Upon A Snowstorm
Based on the beautiful storybook, the Traverse theatre ???? tells a tale of a father and son who live an isolated life in the woods. A great story for families, with BSL interpretation to immerse signing children and adults alike in this fairytale-like show.
Price(s): £5 – £15
Five Sisters Zoo Christmas Illuminations
The Five Sisters Zoo will once again illuminate the zoo for another year, and Santa will be visiting too! There will be an ASN evening on Wednesday 7th December, and tickets for this date can be purchased via this ticket link ????.
Christmas at the Botanics
Great fun and tempting treats await you at the Botanical Gardens ???? this year, as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, bejewelled trees and flickering flames in the fire garden. And if you’re just looking for a Christmassy environment to enjoy some great food, you’ll find a whole range of talented independent street food vendors ready to serve you with some seasonal dishes as you explore the gardens.
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Christmas Wreath Making Workshop
Enjoy a few hours of crafting and make your own fabric wreath for the Christmas season at this fun wreath-making class run by The Edinburgh Sewcial Club ????! Fill up your cup of festive spirit with friends and family or join in solo and meet other like-minded crafters as you make your lovely fabric wreath. A fabric wreath can be re-used year after year and is a sustainable door decoration that you can cherish rather than part with when Christmas time is over.
Don’t forget too, the Edinburgh Christmas market – always a great way to enjoy the seasonal ambience – and pick up a few select gifts on the way!
A Candlelit Christmas Concert, Morningside Church
Join Octavoce ????, the award-winning acapella group, for an hour of Christmas classics to Christmas crackers in the atmospheric setting of Morningside United Church on Thursday 8th December!
Castle of Light: A Kingdom of Colours
Prepare to see the jewel in Edinburgh’s skyline sparkle and glisten in brilliant colour this festive season as Castle of Light ????. Back for a third spectacular year, 2022 sees Castle of Light transform Edinburgh Castle into a “Kingdom of Colours”. An all-new and expanded show will create truly unmissable moments as extraordinary projections dance from the castle walls and immersive illuminations guide you throughout the castle in a sea of twinkling lights and colourful displays.
Enjoy spending time with friends and family as you take in our kaleidoscope of colours and discover the mesmerising stories of Scotland and the castle along the way. Start your festivities with a magical night at the castle.
Merry Christmas one and all!
So, that’s our top picks for the festive season in Edinburgh! We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and the very best for 2023.
The SCA team.
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