City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh's Winter Festivals


Christmas at Greyfriars

The Edinburgh Singers present "Christmas at Greyfriars", with organist Henry Wallace, under the baton of John Gormley.

Featuring well-known seasonal favourites as well as some less familiar Christmas pieces.

Family Fun this Hogmanay at the Brunton

Following its 2012 and 2013 Hogmanay celebrations, The Brunton is delighted to announce its Hogmanay celebrations in the Honest Toun for 2014.

Edinburgh Royal Choral Union: The Christmas Truce

Edinburgh Royal Choral Union commemorates the centenary of the beginning of the Great War with a programme of music from across the centuries.

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.