Edinburgh's Winter Festivals

St. Andrew's Day to Burn's Night

One O'Clock Run

Submitted by edg on Tue, 9 Nov '10 10.18am

A thousand runners will blow the cob webs out with this gentle run down the Royal Mile starting from the Castle Esplanade (with a shot from the one o'clock gun), down the city’s Royal Mile, p

Preview: Edinburgh Pantomimes and Christmas Shows 2010

Submitted by edg on Mon, 8 Nov '10 10.38am

Now that Edinburgh's Christmas programme is out of the bag, it's time to look at what festive shows city theatres have planned for us.

The Victorian tradition of pantomime is still very much alive and well with several theatres returning with new shows that have the classic panto ingredients of cross-dressing, singing, and audience participation, wrapped in a modern adaptation of a classic fairy tale.

Edinburgh's Christmas 2010 Programme is Launched

Submitted by edg on Fri, 5 Nov '10 11.00pm

Thoughts have turned to Christmas with the launch earlier today of Edinburgh's Christmas Festival, which starts on 25 November with Edinburgh Light Night. Returning to the city centre for the duration of the wintry months, is the big Ferris wheel, the ice rink (re-branded from a "Winter Wonderland" to "Edinburgh's Ice Rink"), the Santa run, and the traditional German Christmas market. 

Christmas 2009 Brings Swashbuckling Edinburgh Pantomimes

Submitted by edg on Tue, 3 Nov '09 11.01am

It's probably too early to be talking panto already. Oh no it isn't! The nights are drawing in, and theatre's starry spangled season of loud-coloured sets, men in dresses, leggy boys, raucous bouts of audience participation and, likely, lashings of innuendo to keep the older folk in the audience involved in the proceedings is on its way.