City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Bloodwise Reindeer Run

Run or walk 1k, 5k or 10k in the stunning surroundings of Holyrood Park, and get into the Christmas spirit with mince pies and mulled wine afterwards (or soft drinks for the young ones) with goody ba

Christmas Day

A Christmas Day Bank Holiday takes place on the 25th December if it's a weekday.

RSNO Christmas Concert 2016, Usher Hall, Review

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The RSNO Christmas Concert contains all the old favourites, but family-friendly, flamboyant conductor Christopher Bell starts a new Christmas tradition, that turns an ordinary bit of 21st Cen

Last Christmas, Traverse Theatre, Review

Stripped back to an actor in an empty space, Matthew Bulgo’s ‘Last Christmas’ explores the gaping holes we all live with and through in darkly comedic ways.

Christmas Swingalong 2016, Usher Hall, Review


Owen and Olly are back, bringing their Christmas Swingalong to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall.

Hansel and Gretel 2016, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – the Scottish Ballet is in town.

A Candlelit Christmas Concert with Octavoce

Join Octavoce for an hour of Christmas entertainment. The Edinburgh based octet bring you some of your favourite carols, Christmas crooner songs and choral classics from their favourite time of year.

Yuletide Games at Summerhall


Looking for something different this Christmas?

Black Beauty, Traverse, Review

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Flann O'Brien’s gloriously comic novel The Third Policeman contains the strange and memorable concept “…that people who spent most of their natural lives riding iron bicycles… get their pers

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lyceum, Review

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There’s a sense of wonder in the Lyceum as a series of hot air balloons held together with string and that could have been made by an enthusiastic Victorian schoolboy float around the starry ceiling o