City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh's Winter Festivals


International Carol Concert

Get in tune for Christmas with our International Carol Concert!

Featuring carols and seasonal songs from around the world, hosted by the choir of the Sacred Heart Church, Lauriston.

Edinburgh's Christmas

Big wheel on Princes Street

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.

St. Andrew's Day

Edinburgh Castle on St Andrew's Day 2010

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.

Burnsfest: A Feast of Spoken Word, Music, Supper, Debate and Art

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The Scottish Storytelling Centre continues its tradition of spreading the Burns love with Burnsfest, ensuring everyone can access Robert Burns.

The Edibles, Scottish Storytelling Festival, Review

Edibles - Eoin Carey

A big sweet spoonful of Christmas fun!

Little Red Riding Hood, St Andrew Square, Review

Little Red Riding Hood

A sanitised new take on a scary old tale.

Anton and the Eye of Death, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Review

Strange Town Young Company brings a subversive seasonal message delivered through its peripatetic hero, Anton.

Free Buses Return For Hogmanay Revellers in 2014

Lorraine Martin from Diageo and Sarah Boyd from Lothian Buses announce free buses at Hogmanay

Many Hogmanay revellers will be able to start 2014 with a free bus ride home or back to their Edinburgh accommodation.

The Selfish Giant, EFT, Review

Selfish Giant Wee Stories

A towering show from Wee Stories!

Wee Stories has once again scattered their magic over a classic tale and made it their own. This time it is Oscar Wilde’s salutary tale of The Selfish Giant.

Peter Pan (2013), King's Theatre, Review

Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott in Peter Pan

The curtain has risen for the King’s Theatre pantomime starring the irrespressible, stalwart trio of Allan Stewart, Grant Stott and Andy Gray in a wildly creative comedy version of Peter Pan.