City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Events


Format: 10 Dec 2018

Friday, December 21 2018

Time Items
All day
 
Before 9:00 am

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, settles in to his Castle Street grotto this year.

A new addition to Edinburgh's Christmas festival in 2018, Silent Light is a silent dance party under the temporary electric light installation on George Stree

After selling 70,000 tickets in its first year in 2017, Christmas in the Botanics returns with new light installations and visual effects.

Prepare to be mesmerised by the uncanny illusionists from Edinburgh Young Carers in this free exhibition.

9:00 am

Enjoy breakfast or afternoon tea in the Clambers’ party room at the Royal Commonwealth Pool whilst making reindeer dust; writing a letter to Santa with the elves, before visiting Santa to receive a present. This will be followed by a 45-minute soft-play session.

Join Santa for a Christmas breakfast at Scrambles soft play at EICA:Ratho, before he retires to his office to check the ‘Naughty and Nice’ list. Children will enjoy a breakfast of cereal, yoghurt, a sausage in a mini roll, a piece of fruit, a Christmas cookie and a carton of juice, while the adults will have a choice of tea or coffee served with a bacon roll.

The hearty breakfast will be followed by good old-fashioned party games, including the Hokey Cokey; Christmas Corners; Musical Statues; and the elves’ favourite game, Pass the Parcel. Before they leave, the children will visit Santa to receive a gift.

12:00 pm

Enjoy breakfast or afternoon tea in the Clambers’ party room at the Royal Commonwealth Pool whilst making reindeer dust; writing a letter to Santa with the elves, before visiting Santa to receive a present. This will be followed by a 45-minute soft-play session.

2:00 pm

Enjoy breakfast or afternoon tea in the Clambers’ party room at the Royal Commonwealth Pool whilst making reindeer dust; writing a letter to Santa with the elves, before visiting Santa to receive a present. This will be followed by a 45-minute soft-play session.

BUGLE BOYS wowed crowds at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe and will be back to town with CHRISTMAS CRACKERS!

8:00 pm

BUGLE BOYS wowed crowds at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe and will be back to town with CHRISTMAS CRACKERS!

10:00 pm

The Winter Solstice, the point at which we are tilted furthest away from the Sun in Earth's Northern hemisphere, is at 10.22pm on 21 December in 2018.