City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Visiting Edinburgh


Edinburgh's Hogmanay: Bairns Afore

Bairns Afore is an hour-long family hogmanay celebration, complete with fireworks display from Edinburgh Castle and West Princes Street Gardens, for those with early bedtimes.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay: Concert in the Gardens

Midnight Strikes at the Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens

The Concert in the Gardens, part of the 3-day Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival, takes place in a ticketed area in Princes Street Gardens West within the Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party arena. The Ross Band stand provides a dramatic setting under Edinburgh Castle rock.

Edinburgh Turns On the Lights For Festive Season

Light Night - Fireworks over St Andrew Square

Around 15,000 people thronged along George Street yesterday to celebrate the start of Edinburgh’s Christmas Festival 2018 with

SCO Chorus Christmas Concert

The annual Christmas Concert with the SCO Chorus in Greyfriars Kirk has quickly become a highlight of Edinburgh’s Festive Calendar, and sold out in advance last year.

"Love Actually" Screening with Live Orchestra

A rare chance to watch Richard Curtis's celebrated romantic comedy "Love Actually" on a huge screen with a full orchestra performing Craig Armstrong’s popular score.

St Andrew Square Carol Concert

Traditional carol concert which takes place at the nativity scene in St Andrew Square in Edinburgh's New Town.

This is a free event.

Summerhall Turns to Winterhall for Local Christmas Market

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Sunday December 9 will see Summerhall into a Christmas extravaganza when it brings together over 70 vendors along with festive entertainment to put you in the spirit of the season.

Gandalf Coming To Edinburgh International Festival 2019

Ian McKellen at EIF 1969  & now

For many, turning 80 years old would be an excuse to settle down at home for the quiet life.

Motown the Musical To Bring Detroit to Edinburgh

3. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. Karis Anderson 'Diana Ross' and The Supremes. Photo Tristram Kenton - resized.jpg

‘Motown the Musical’ is a show packed with 50 songs that we associate with that famous label, as well as recounting the story behind the classic hits.

Historic Scotland to Offer Thousands of Free Tickets to Heritage Sites

Knight at the castle

Thousands of free tickets to historic visitor attractions from the Border Abbeys to Skara Brae and Maeshowe in Orkney are being given away to celebrate St Andrew's Day