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Light Night takes place in the city centre on Sunday 20 November, 1pm – 5pm and really kicks off the Edinburgh’s Christmas celebrations. 

Light Night is an event free for all to enjoy, which encapsulates the true spirit of the festive season: family and the community.

Choirs from across Scotland including Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Royal Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus, Edinburgh’s Got Soul and Edinburgh Rock Choir will perform in front of an expected audience of around 20,000 people.

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This year the Street of Light at the west end of George Street will make its first appearance as part of Light Night and the acts will perform on a stage by its lights.

The Christmas Tree on the Mound, a gift to the City of Edinburgh Council from Hordaland County Council in Norway, will be lit as part of the Light Night switch-on.

Forth One DJ Arlene Stuart and Edinburgh’s Olympic gold and silver medal winner Callum Skinner switch on the city’s lights and set off the celebratory fireworks.