City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Events


Format: 21 Nov 2017

Saturday, December 30 2017

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Before 5:00 pm

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.

5:00 pm

Join Bruce Devlin for a Christmas cracker of a cabaret show, a fast paced festive hour awaits from the fringe festival hit!

7:00 pm

As in previous years, the 2017 Torchlight Procession opens the annual Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations with around 8,000 torchbearers creating a "river of fire" down the Royal Mile. The previous year saw around 30,000 people come out for the event.

Traditionally, Hogmanay is marked in Scotland with friends and first footing at the strike of midnight in the New Year.