City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Visiting Edinburgh


Klezmer Crossed With Spoken Word in Jewish, Palestinian & British Storylines

Longing, Belonging and Balfour_Chai For All

Chai For All perform the Arts Council England-funded multi-narrative music and spoken word show this Saturday, 4th November at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh.

SLA Fireworks Green Show

Scottish Love in Action (SLA), the charity helping destitute children in India, hosts an annual fireworks extravaganza on Guy Fawkes weekend

Handel: Messiah

The Chapterhouse Singers and baroque orchestra present Messiah. An opportunity to hear Handel’s masterpiece this Christmas in the glorious surroundings of the Canongate Kirk.

Bonfire Night

Fireworks scatter with blue and yellow tracers

Other countries go crazy at Halloween. In Britain, not just Edinburgh, Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, is marked with fiery celebrations across the land.

Samhuinn Fire Festival

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The Beltane Fire Society - best known for the Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill - bring their unique brand of neo-pagan street theatre, pulsating drums, acrobatics, and fire dancing to Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile on Hallowe'en night. Samhuinn, which literally means "the end of Summer", has taken place for over two decades now.

Meadowbank Fireworks - 5th November

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Remember, remember the 5th of November goes the saying and Meadowbank has been remembering with a large fireworks display each year for over thirty years.

Edinburgh's Christmas

Big wheel on Princes Street

Christmas, or Xmas for non-believers, used to be a quiet period in Edinburgh. It's less so now, although (Edinburgh's Hogmanay aside) it's still not quite as mad as the hurlyburly of the Edinburgh Festival in August.

Santa's Grotto

Mr Claus, at least the Santa of the official Edinburgh's Christmas, this year moves from his East Princes Street Gardens location to George Street, alongside

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 circuit around the gardens is around 2.5km, so even the most sleigh-bound Santa shouldn't have too much of a problem.

Edinburgh's Christmas Advent Calendar

A public art exhibition with a Christmas theme that dips into the Scottish archives to create Edinburgh’s very own giant advent calendar.