Building officers at Edinburgh City Council have given Edinburgh’s Christmas organisers Underbelly a building warrant for its Christmas Market in
Buy Nothing Day advocates want shoppers to take a break on the traditionally busiest day of the year.
The Winter Solstice, the point at which we are tilted furthest away from the Sun in Earth's Northern hemisphere, is at 4.19am on Sunday 22 December in 2019.
If you want to catch the fall and rise of the Solstice sun, Sunset on Saturday 21st December is at 3.40pm and sun rise on Sunday December 22nd is at 8.43am according to the UK Hydrographic Office.
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.
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.
Christmas in the Botanics returns for its third year with new light installations and visual effects.
Edinburgh’s Christmas programme is out. The official turning on of the Christmas Lights on 17th November between 3.30pm and 5pm gets things under way.
A multitude of Santas make their annual, wobbly run around West Princes Street Garden.
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: