City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Christmas


Breakfast and afternoon tea with Santa at Clambers at the Commie Pool

Enjoy breakfast or afternoon tea in the Clambers’ party room at the Royal Commonwealth Pool whilst making reindeer dust; writing a letter to Santa with the elves, before visiting Santa to receive a present. This will be followed by a 45-minute soft-play session.

Breakfast with Santa and party away at Srambles soft play

Join Santa for a Christmas breakfast at Scrambles soft play at EICA:Ratho, before he retires to his office to check the ‘Naughty and Nice’ list. Children will enjoy a breakfast of cereal, yoghurt, a sausage in a mini roll, a piece of fruit, a Christmas cookie and a carton of juice, while the adults will have a choice of tea or coffee served with a bacon roll.

The hearty breakfast will be followed by good old-fashioned party games, including the Hokey Cokey; Christmas Corners; Musical Statues; and the elves’ favourite game, Pass the Parcel. Before they leave, the children will visit Santa to receive a gift.

Tumbles soft play Christmas party with Santa

Get set to show off your best dance moves at the Tumbles soft play Christmas disco and party, with arts and crafts, face painting and a buffet bag. Santa will be visiting and there’ll be gifts for all good boys and girls.

Silent Light - Edinburgh's Christmas

Silent Light

A new addition to Edinburgh's Christmas festival in 2018, Silent Light is a silent dance party under the temporary electric light installation on George Stree

Winter Solstice (Sunrise and Sunset)

Calton Hill in snow

The Winter Solstice, the point at which we are tilted furthest away from the Sun in Earth's Northern hemisphere, is at 10.22pm on 21 December in 2018.

Scottish Santa Run

A crowd of Santas in Edinburgh's Winter Festivals

Bellies will bounce and beards fly when hundreds of Santas make their annual charity jog through Princes Street Gardens. The actual run starts at around 1pm following a warm-up. The circuit around the gardens is around 2.5km, so even the most sleigh-bound Santa shouldn't have too much of a problem.

Edinburgh Christmas Light Night

Christmas tree on The Mound

Edinburgh's Christmas season launches on the second last Sunday of November, with the first in a series of Christmas light nights.

King’s Panto Casting Update

The King’s Theatre Edinburgh today announces that Andy Gray will no longer be appearing in this year’s pantomime, Beauty and the Beast, on medical grounds.

MagicFest Christmas Special: The Miracle of Christmas Future

The MagicFest Christmas show is back at the Traverse theatre from 27th to 30th December!

Christmas at the Botanics 2018

Cathedral of Light

After selling 70,000 tickets in its first year in 2017, Christmas in the Botanics returns with new light installations and visual effects.