What's on in Edinburgh

The festive season is a wonderful time to be in Edinburgh. From the Christmas market to the Hogmanay street party, our events guide will give you some ideas to make your winter go with a bang.

20 November - 6 January

Edinburgh's Christmas

From markets to the Street of Light, there's plenty going on in the heart of the city the Christmas.

9 December

Sick Kids Foundation Carol Concert

Popular carols for Christmas event. Music provided by Dalkeith & Monktonhall Brass Band, with a special guest appearance by the Sick Kids Community Choir.

​13 December

Santa Run

Once more Scotland's fundraising Santas will run, walk and stroll around West Princes Street Gardens, which is spread over a short 2.5km circuit. The Great Edinburgh Santa Fun Run is a great way to enjoy time with friends and family, whilst raising money for a deserving cause. And you don't have to be a runner to take part.

16 December

Edinburgh Napier University Christmas Carol Service 2015

The University's annual carol concert for students and staff.

30 December

Torchlight Procession

A total sell-out each year, last year’s event welcomed over 30,000 people to this world renowned family event. Join thousands of torch carriers as they illuminate the city through the city centre to a spectacular fireworks finale.

31 December

Edinburgh's Hogmanay 

Bring in the new year with the world's most famous Hogmanay celebration.

1 January

The Loony Dook

Celebrate the start of the new year by taking part in the breathtaking Stoats Loony Dook, the annual splash in the River Forth in the shadow of the world-famous Forth Bridges.