24 things not to miss this Christmas in Edinburgh

24 things not to miss this Christmas in Edinburgh

Experience the most wonderful time of the year in the most wonderful place

A Bottle of Wine and Patsy Cline

30th November – 30th December

Where? Rose Theatre, Rose Street

How much? Tickets from £18

Why should you go? A festively fun evening of Cline’s greatest hits showcased in a musical extravaganza celebrating her incredible career. Dance along to ‘Sweet Dreams’, ‘Crazy’, ‘Walking After Midnight’ and other classics.

Baby Loves Disco’s Christmas Cheer

10th – 31st December

Where? Festival Square Spiegeltent

How much? Tickets from £10

Why should you go? Two hours of family friendly festive fun with a resident club DJ spinning classic party tracks and a licensed bar on the side for parents. There’s also face painting, dress up, a selfie booth and a play area.

Balloon Ride

18th November – 6th January 2018

Where? Santa Land, East Princes Street Gardens

How much? Tickets from £2.50

Why should you go? One of the several fantastic attractions at Edinburgh’s Santa Land. Watch your little ones take off!

Brave Macbeth

18th – 23rd December

Where? Gilded Balloon’s Basement Theatre

How much? Tickets from £6.00

Why should you go? This hilarious family friendly spin on Shakespeare’s dark classic has already won the Primary Times Children’s Choice Award for 2017.

Candy Cane Bungees

18th November – 6th January 2018

Where? Santa Land, East Princes Street Gardens

How much? Tickets from £4.00

Why should you go? Another exciting showstopper at Santa Land, these Candy Cane Bungees are not for the faint hearted!

Carousel

18th November – 6th January 2018

Where? Santa Land, East Princes Street Gardens

How much? Tickets from £3.50

Why should you go? For a more relaxing experience in Santa Land, take a ride on the stunning merry-go-round. This classic Christmas carousel is suitable for all the family.

Chair-o-Planes

17th November – 24th December

Where? George Street

How much? Tickets from £3.50

Why should you go? Spin into Christmas at lightning speed on George Street’s flying chairs. You’ll fly over the heads of the Christmas shoppers and get a great view of the city if you dare to open your eyes.

Christmas Afternoon Tea at the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

24th November – 30th December

Where? Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, North Bridge

How much? Tickets from £8.50

Why should you go? Enjoy a deliciously festive afternoon tea at the stunning Nineteen Hundred Bar and Lounge. You’ll even get a Winter Wonderland cocktail on arrival.

Christmas Dinner at Marco Pierre White

24th November – 30th December

Where? Hilton Carlton Edinburgh, North Bridge

How much? Tickets from £50.00

Why should you go? If afternoon tea isn’t enough for you, you can also experience a delicious holiday dinner for two at the hotel’s steakhouse bar and grill. A perfect way to wind down and luxuriate after a busy day of Christmas shopping.

Christmas Market at East Princes Street Gardens

18th November – 6th January 2018

Where? East Princes Street Gardens

How much? Free

Why should you go? The Christmas markets of Edinburgh are famous for their festive cheer and incredible stalls. Whether you’re doing some Christmas shopping or looking for a unique bite to eat, a trip to Edinburgh isn’t complete without a stroll through the market.

Christmas Market at George Street

17th November – 24th December

Where? George Street

How much? Free

Why should you go? Edinburgh markets are so famous they simply couldn’t just have one. Take a trip to George Street to experience the other Christmas market and see which one is your favourite.

Christmas Tree Maze

18th November – 6th January 2018

Where? Santa Land, East Princes Street Gardens

How much? Tickets from £3.50

Why should you go? The labyrinthine tree maze is a joy for adults and children alike. You’ll even find a secret elves’ workshop inside where Santa’s helpers are waiting with a wee treat.

Drop Tower

17th November – 24th December

Where? George Street

How much? Tickets from £7.50

Why should you go? Enjoy a stunning view of Edinburgh in all its festive glory before plummeting back down from a height of 80 metres!

Edinburgh’s Giant Advent Calendar

1st – 24th December

Where? General Register House

How much? Free

Why should you go? Every day between 5.30pm and 10pm, Edinburgh’s giant advent calendar will be projected onto General Register House to reveal a glimpse of Edinburgh winters gone by.

Ice Adventure: A Journey Through Frozen Scotland

17th November – 24th December

Where? George Street

How much? Tickets from £7.00

Why should you go? This immense walk through of Scotland’s rich history and mythology is not to be missed. There’s even an Ice Bar serving Antarctic Hot Toddies.

Ice Skating

17th November – 6th January 2018

Where? St Andrew’s Square

How much? Tickets from £5.00

Why should you go? There is no activity more festive than ice skating, so get your skates on and take a turn round Melville Monument.

La Clique Noël

17th November – 6th January 2018

Where? Festival Square Spielgeltent

How much? Tickets from £20.50

Why should you go? La Clique was born at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival back in 2004, and returns home this Christmas to put on a fabulously festive show featuring dancing, acrobatics, special guests and a live band.

Morna Pearson’s ‘How to Disappear’

6th – 23rd December

Where? Traverse Theatre

How much? Tickets from £12.00

Why should you go? This dark, shocking winter comedy is definitely something unique to experience this Christmas, and it’s already won the Catherine Johnson Award for Best Play.

Santa Train

18th November – 6th January 2018

Where? Santa Land, East Princes Street Gardens

How much? Tickets from £4.00

Why should you go? Another festive treat from Santa Land, the Santa Train is a great way for the whole family to have fun and see the city, including the Castle, the Mound and the Big Wheel.

Santa’s Grotto

18th November – 24th December 2017

Where? George Street

How much? Tickets from £8.00

Why should you go? Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to Santa’s grotto. This is your chance to let your little ones meet the man himself.

Shark in the Park

1st December – 6th January 2018

Where? Festival Square Spiegeltent

How much? Tickets from £11.00

Why should you go? The creative team behind ‘The Hairy Maclary Show’ return with a fabulous festive treat for your little ones. Recommended for children aged 2 to 7.

Shona Reppe’s ‘Cinderella’

8th – 24th December

Where? Traverse Theatre

How much? Tickets from £9.00

Why should you go? This stunningly visual reimagining of the classic fairy tale uses puppets, secret hatches and hidden drawers to create magic. It’s also won a Total Theatre Award and a Victor Award.

Suhayla El-Bushra’s ‘The Arabian Nights’

1st December – 6th January 2018

Where? The Royal Lyceum Theatre

How much? Tickets from £19.00

Why should you go? The familiar tales of Aladdin, Ali Baba and Sinbad are given a new lease of life in this fantastical production, featuring no shortage of genies, magic carpets and hidden treasures.

Winter Windows

18th November – 26th December 2017

Where? West Parliament Square, Kirkgate Square, Craigmiller Library Plaza, Drumbrae Library and Westside Plaza

How much? Free

Why should you go? Edinburgh’s winter windows are spread throughout the city, and each stunning festive window is designed by a budding young artist from Edinburgh’s schools to the theme of the 2050 Edinburgh City Vision.

Quartermile luxury apartments are located right in the heart of Scotland’s capital, so you never have to miss out on the fun. Call us on 0845 000 25 25 to arrange a viewing.

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