Buses, taxis and cycles are to return to Princes Street by the end of November say Edinburgh City Council.
Edinburgh's Winter Festivals
St. Andrew's Day to Burn's Night
This year's Hogmanay festival in Edinburgh will premiere a Scottish, multicultural dance and music show "Off Kilter" created by Unique Events (organisers of the Edinburgh Hogmanay event), Dance Base, and the Festival Theatre with £343,000 funding from the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.
Santa Weekend marks Santa's arrival at West Princes Street Gardens (10am-6pm each day).
Scotland's national day of celebration sees a weekend long government-sponsored fest in Princes Street Gardens West, dubbed the St. Andrew's DO.
The Scottish Government is building on the St. Andrew's Day
The weather was dreich and X Factor winner and christmas chart-topper Leon Jackson couldn't sing after all because he had tonsillitis, but spirits were far from dampened at last night's Hogmanay festivities in Edinburgh.
For those worried about a repetition of last year's Hogmanay debacle where gale force winds caused the organisers to cancel the Hogmanay celebrations at the last minute, the weather outlook for tonight's bash is relatively encouraging.
The 8th annual Whisky Distillers Fair takes place today at the Scotch Whisky Experience from 11am. Distillers attending the tasting experience include Dewar's, Tullibardine, Bowmore, Tomatin, Glenfarclaus and Bunnahabain.