City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Santa Run

By edg - Posted on 06 October 2018

A crowd of Santas in Edinburgh's Winter Festivals
Event details
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 10:30am - 2:00pm

Bellies will bounce and beards fly when hundreds of Santas make their annual charity jog through Princes Street Gardens. The Santa 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 Claus shouldn't have too much of a problem.

Registration for the event is necessary: rates are £15 for adults (includes a free Santa suit and medal to keep), £10 for children under 12 years old (includes a free Santa Suit and medal), £5 for children under 2-4 years old (includes a free Elve's Hat and medal). Under-2s are free.

It's all for a good cause: proceeds from the Edinburgh Santa Fun Run & Walk will be donated to When You Wish Upon A Star. The charity specialises in "making dreams come true" for children with life-threatening illnesses.