Today crowds gathered on George Street to hear the choirs and bands perform on the stages which stretched from Hanover Street to Castle Street.

Then at 5.00pm local singer Saskia Eng finished her own fabulous performance and flipped the switch to light up the whole city with Christmas lights.

Edxmas Fireworks
Fireworks above Charlotte Square to begin our Christmas festivities Photo Martin P McAdam
Dancers on stage
Edinburgh’s Christmas 2018 began with Light Night on George Street Photo Martin P McAdam
On stage at Light Night
Edinburgh’s Christmas 2018 began with Light Night on George Street Photo Martin P McAdam
Performers on stage Light Night
Edinburgh’s Christmas 2018 began with Light Night on George Street Photo Martin P McAdam
Young child in the crowd
A member of the crowd at Light Night 2018 Photo Martin P McAdam
Singer wearing Xmas hat
Edinburgh’s Christmas 2018 began with Light Night on George Street Photo Martin P McAdam
Singer wearing Xmas hat
Edinburgh’s Christmas 2018 began with Light Night on George Street Photo Martin P McAdam
Young performer on stage
Edinburgh’s Christmas 2018 began with Light Night on George Street Photo Martin P McAdam
Crowd watching the stage
Edinburgh’s Christmas 2018 began with Light Night on George Street Photo Martin P McAdam
Dancers on stage
Edinburgh’s Christmas 2018 began with Light Night on George Street Photo Martin P McAdam
Smartphone in foreground with choir on stage
Edinburgh’s Christmas 2018 began with Light Night on George Street Photo ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Local singer Saskia Eng turns on the Christmas lights ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Phoenix Choir singer headshot
Julia Spencer a member of the Phoenix Choir ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Fireworks above Charlotte Square ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Saskia Eng sang White Christmas to the 15,000 strong crowd on George Street ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Wee girl wearing reindeer headband and her mum
Ava (6) from Edinburgh and her mum Michelle were having fun at the Yellow Stage ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Singer
Patricia Crossman a member of the Phoenix Choir ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Crowd at Light Night
Happy faces in the crowd at Light Night 2018 ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Two ladies wearing elf hats
Tracey Finnegan and Adelle Smith who travelled from Middlesborough to see Light Night ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
National Youth Choir
The National Youth Choir sang lovely carols at Light Night 2018 ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Silent Light - light installation on George Street
Silent Light where you can put on a pair of headphones and listen to your own kind of music while enjoying the lights
Two members of the Phoenix Choir
Carla Plasberg-Hill and Rachel McCoubrey members of the Phoenix Choir entertained with rousing songs ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Carla Plasberg-Hill and Rachel McCoubrey of the Phoenix Choir
Singer with tinsel in her hair
Rokhaya Mbaye a member of the Phoenix Choir ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Members of the National Youth Choir of Scotland
Members of the National Youth Choir of Scotland ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Members of cast Kinky Boots
Members of the Kinky Boots cast gave us a taste of what to expect when they come to Edinburgh in December ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Crowd under the lights
The crowd gathered under the Silent Light structure to watch performers on the Yellow Stage ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Singer with mike
Rachel McCoubrey a member of the Phoenix Choir ©2018TheEdinburghReporter

 

 

Crowd under the lights
Crowd enjoying Light Night 2018 ©2018TheEdinburghReporter

 

Kinky Boots ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Kinky Boots ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Members of the National Youth Choir of Scotland ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Silent Light where you can don your headphones and watch the lights above ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Member of Dancersize on stage ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
More Kinky Boots! ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Kinky Boots were great fun on stage ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Kinky Boots ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Kinky Boots cast ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
More fireworks behind the stage ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Fireworks! ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Saskia worked the big switch to perfection!©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Kinky Boots cast
Kinky Boots comes to The Playhouse in December ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Member of Kinky Boots cast
Kinky Boots cast ©2018TheEdinburghReporter
Members of Kinky Boots cast
Kinky Boots cast were a great hit with the crowd ©2018TheEdinburghReporter

Edinburgh’s Christmas is produced for The City of Edinburgh Council by Underbelly.