City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh's Winter Festivals


December Snow Continues To Dump on Edinburgh

Snow on Waverley

Snowvember is over, but as Edinburgh enters December there is little sign of the unusually snowy weather abating.

Flightless In Edinburgh; March of the Students

Snowvember Princes Street

It's St Andrew's Day in Edinburgh. There's fresh snow and ice on the ground. The penguins are up and about. Students are preparing to march. And the airport is closed again.

Edinburgh Snowed Under at St Andrew's Day

Snowy Prince Albert Statue

Edinburgh's Snowvember: Nice weather for penguins, but not all fun and games.

The Snow Brings Out the Best!

Snow on Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh woke up this morning to a real Christmas scene (again) - just four weeks early!  But in spite of this the children loved it, particularly those who found that the weekend had been extended by a day when their school was closed.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Announces Full 1.1.11 Celebrations

Hogmanay Fireworks

Edinburgh's Hogmanay organisers this morning unveiled the remaining details of the New Year's festival programme. The Winter Festival takes place from Thursday 30 December 2010 to New Year's Day 2011, with a rugby match on the 2nd January.

One Day: Resolution Square Stage Live

The time is memorable - 1pm on 1-1-11. The show should be too with five of Scotland’s leading song-writers, Dougie MacLean, Roddy Woomble, Roddy Hart, Tommy Reilly and Dick Gaughan, performing specially written Resolution Songs commissioned by Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Opening Night

The Mound precinct is reinvented for the duration of the 4-day Edinburgh’s Hogmanay festival as Resolution Square, with a host of live entertainment t

One O'Clock Run

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

Nuns in Traverse's Three Muskateers

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

Christmas tree in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh New Town

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.