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Edinburgh December 2013

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What's On in Edinburgh in December 2013?

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Edinburgh's Christmas (22 November 2013 - 5 January 2014)

Edinburgh comes to life at Christmas transforming into a sparkling and enchanting winter wonderland. It’s a fantastic city to explore at this festive time of the year with an endless array of shops, bars and restaurants to choose from. If you fancy a break from all that Christmas shopping, be sure to get down to the European Christmas market where you can relax with a warming cup of mulled wine, before enjoying some excellent traditional Christmas fare including biscuits, bratwurst and sweet treats. You can also get in the festive spirit by exploring Edinburgh’s Winter Wonderland in Princes Street Gardens where you can take the opportunity to try ice skating, or enjoy the views Edinburgh has to offer on a relaxing ferris wheel ride. The Edinburgh’s Christmas website provides an excellent overview of all the activities, festivals and shopping opportunities that can be enjoyed in the city over the festive period.

Location: Multiple Locations around Edinburgh


A Christmas Carol (28 November 2013 – 4 January 2014)

This December, why not treat yourself to a magical night out at the theatre? The Lyceum’s production of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale will delight young and old alike. It’s sure to melt the heart of even the biggest Scrooge. Leave the Humbugs at home and get down to The Lyceum to enjoy this most quintessential of Christmas stories.

Location: The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX


A Dickens Christmas At Edinburgh Castle (21 - 24 December 2013)

If seeing A Christmas Carol wetted your appetite for all things Dickens’ then visit Edinburgh Castle this Christmas for a chance to meet Charles Dickens in person, learn more about the Victorian Christmas revival and witness the sights and sounds that inspired Dickens’ classic Christmas novel.

Location: Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG


The Singing Kettle - Christmas Wishing Well (21 - 22 December 2013)

Keep the kids occupied this Christmas and take them to see this fantastic festive treat. The Singing Kettle team is back with a Christmas show that is filled with Christmassy fun for the kids.

Location: The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 6AA


Peter Pan (31 November 2013 - Sunday 19 January 2014)

The King’s Theatre hosts Edinburgh’s traditional pantomime. This year sees Edinburgh Panto favorites Grant Stott, Andy Gray and Allan Stewart back for a festive take on the story of the boy who never grew old. It’s sure to be an unmissable festive romp at one of Edinburgh’s most beloved theatres.

Location: The King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ


The Ethical Christmas Fair (7 - 15 December 2013)

Now in its 6th year, the Ethical Christmas Fair presents an ideal ethical Christmas shopping opportunity. Browse and choose gifts from a wide range of fair trade, ethical and environmentally friendly retailers. The beautiful and ethically aware products typically available here include jewellery, crafts, homewares, food and drink and scarves and hats.

Location: Castle Street/ Princes Street, Edinburgh


Real Scottish Christmas Fair (30 November - 5 December 2013)

The Real Scottish Christmas Fair is an event that happens on one of Scotland’s busiest shopping streets. It's a great chance to pick up some Scottish craft, jewellery and artefacts that you don’t usually see on the high street.

Location: Princes Street, Edinburgh


Edinburgh's Hogmanay (30 December 2013 - 1 January 2014)

Celebrate New Year in Scotland in style and take part in Edinburgh’s world famous Hogmanay celebrations. The three day extravaganza features the opportunity to take part in a vibrant torchlit procession; join thousands of revelers for the epic Street Party, featuring music from world class musicians and DJs, and Ceilidh into the wee small hours with some of Scotland’s finest traditional musicians.

Location: : Princes Street and City Centre, Ediburgh


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