Edinburgh's Xmas

Edinburgh's Christmas

24 Doors of Advent

Submitted by edg on Fri, 8 Nov '19 10.15pm

24 Doors of Advent is a variation on the well-received Doors Open Days where a variety of different venues that are normally off-limits or have limited access to the general public open their doors for the day.

As part of Edinburgh's Christmas festivities, 24 Doors of Advent sees 24 venues welcoming visitors through their doors for a tour, music, or activity.

Some places require booking in advance.

Edinburgh Castle: Castle of Light

Submitted by edg on Thu, 7 Nov '19 5.18am

Edinburgh Castle's walls, buildings and ramparts will be transformed by projected light and sound in this 90-minute historical walking tour, running over six weeks during the Christmas season.

A team of local designers with longtime experience working with light and the moving image have created a show that draws on "the history, geology, mythology and the sheer drama" of the castle to "excite, entertain and enlighten".

Christmas Market: Edinburgh Steiner School

Submitted by edg on Tue, 5 Nov '19 8.20pm

The annual Christmas Market returns to Edinburgh Steiner School, a week after Christmas officially gets under way with Edinburgh Light Night

Over 1500 people attended the fund-raising Christmas Market last year, and this year can expect more of the same.

There will be carols, storytelling, handmade gifts, mulled wine, craft workshops, King Winter’s Enchanted Forest, Pocket Lady, holistic therapies, raffle, and lots of homemade food.

Community Christmas

Submitted by edg on Sat, 19 Oct '19 7.08am

A new addition to Edinburgh's Christmas in 2019, Community Christmas takes place in twelve locations over twelve nights around Edinburgh, with a building being brought to life in each locality by winter projections.

The visuals will be accompanied by local choirs and singing groups performing festive tunes. 

Details about choirs and times are still be released, but the venues are: