City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Events


Format: 18 Nov 2017

Thursday, November 30 2017

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Christmas, or Xmas for non-believers, used to be a quiet period in Edinburgh. It's less so now, although (Edinburgh's Hogmanay aside) it's still not quite as mad as the hurlyburly of the Edinburgh Festival in August.

Mr Claus, at least the Santa of the official Edinburgh's Christmas, this year moves from his East Princes Street Gardens location to George Street, alongside

"The Ice Adventure" is a new attraction at the annual Edinburgh's Christmas festival in 2017, located at the west end of George Street.

St. Andrew's Day commemorates Scotland's patron saint and is a Scottish Bank Holiday, although employers are not obliged to give employees time off. St. Andrew's Day is marked on 30th November every year. If that date is on the weekend, the St. Andrew's Day Bank Holiday takes place on the following Monday 1st or 2nd December.