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Edinburgh will light up for Christmas

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There will be more festive lights than ever in Edinburgh this Christmas with the help of a one-off funding boost aiming to spread some cheer at the end of a challenging year.

It’s Christmas in Edinburgh now

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The 2020 Edinburgh’s Christmas lights have been switched on alongside a specially lit 18 metre Christmas Rainbow on the Mound to accompany the tree gifted by Norway.

Letter from Scotland

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Scotland has joined the “four nations” bubble for Christmas.To avoid confusion and to recognise the ties that still bind the peoples of Britain together, the rules over...

Lothians Chamber hosts two December events

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Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber have two events timetabled for December. They host a coffee and chat on December 9 (10am-11am) via Zoom when guests can speak to Chamber team and fellow...

It’s Christmas at Aldi

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Aldi is now selling its 2020 Christmas drinks range from today in all stores. The list features a number of Scotland’s distillers and brewers, and includes award-winning whiskies, craft gins, limited edition...

Dazzling end to the year at The Royal Botanic Garden

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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh are hosting their Festive light show for the fourth year in a row and this time it will be over a record 28 nights from December 2...

There will be a Christmas tree on The Mound

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On Saturday a 60 feet high Christmas tree will arrive at The Mound to light up the city centre.The spruce is being provided by Conifox Christmas Trees...

It’s all about Christmas at Dobbies

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Dobbies Garden Centres have announced the Christmas events which will take place between now and December.There will be seasonal fun with physical distancing measures in place. ...

M&S Princes Street’s Jenny McPartlin’s #MyMarksFaves this Christmas

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We all have our favourites at Christmas. It could be M&S’s fool proof ‘Perfect Turkey’ - moist, juicy and full of flavour, and ready to pop in the oven with no...

Political leaders’ Christmas messages

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All the leaders of political parties in Scotland have issued their Christmas messages.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “This Christmas many...

Still time to have your Christmas at Mains of Taymouth

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FESTIVE BREAKS STILL AVAILABLE AT MAINS OF TAYMOUTHMains of Taymouth luxury 5 star Country Estate and Golf Course at Kenmore has announced limited availability for the Christmas period,...

St Mary’s Music School Christmas concert will be at St Cuthbert’s on Monday

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A ‘Christmas Pastorella’ and a tribute to Beethoven from Scotland’s National Music School.St Mary's Music School will hold their annual Christmas Concert next week.

Christmas across the communities of Edinburgh

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Community Christmas is a free, family-friendly celebration which brings local communities across Edinburgh together to spread some festive cheer in their local neighbourhood.Presented in collaboration with Double...

A very Contini Christmas

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Raise a glass to a Contini ChristmasHow could I refuse an invite to a Contini Christmas food safari? This evening was an opportunity to try some...

Bonnie Badger venue for Chamber festive lunch

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Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber host their annual Christmas lunch this year in the award-winning hotel and restaurant called Bonnie Badger in Gullane. Chamber chief George Archibald said the event is an ideal opportunity to...

Getting ready for Christmas – Advent at Riddle’s Court

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Victorian Christmas Advent Calendar Workshop on Friday 22 November 2019 2.00pm. £10/personJoin the lovely people at Riddle's Court in creating a fun and minimal waste reusable advent calendar...

Give a bed this Christmas

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National homelessness charity, Bethany Christian Trust, is encouraging festive shoppers to buy a bed for people who are homeless this Christmas by purchasing a voucher for their Edinburgh based Care Shelter. 

Tenth MagicFest will appear this festive season

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The programme has been revealed for the 10th annual MagicFest which takes place in Edinburgh between Christmas and New Year.Top home grown and international talent from the...

Tenth MagicFest will bring extra sparkle to Christmas and Hogmanay

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The first details have been revealed for the 10th annual MagicFest. It will perform a special trick of its own – vanishing from its old spot in the summer only to reappear,...
Edxmas Fireworks

A Health and Safety guide to Christmas carols

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The Edinburgh Reporter’s Mike Smith has worked in human resources and offers this health and safety guide to Christmas Carols. Although we suspect he’s had one or two sherries beforehand… Little Jesus, sweetly sleep, do...

Edinburgh MSP hands out prizes for his Christmas card competition

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Primary schools in the Edinburgh Pentlands constituency took part in the annual Christmas Card competition for Gordon Macdonald MSP. Last week, the winner, Cailyn Angus (P5 from Longstone Primary School) and the runners up...
The New Lanark Xmas Experience may be out of town but it takes place every weekend until Christmas.

Out of town – Xmas at New Lanark

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The New Lanark Xmas Experience may be out of town but it takes place every weekend until Christmas.Bosses have added an opportunity for under-fives to come along on a Wednesday.This is so little ones...
Donkeys at Jupiter Artland Christmas Fair

Jupiter Artland: a Christmas Fair in the country

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Jupiter Artland’s Christmas Fair got the festive spirit off to a cracking start this weekend, with carols, cakes, crafts – and Jupiter’s very own donkeys. Children enjoyed visits to Santa’s Grotto and the Elves’ Workshop,...

Edinburgh Sketcher Christmas cards available now

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Six illustrated Edinburgh themed Christmas cards from Edinburgh Sketcher.A set of six Christmas cards created from Mark's own ink drawings sketched whilst walking around in Scotland's capital city. As the Edinburgh Sketcher he captures...
Lauriston Castle Christmas Launch

Lauriston Castle welcomes a very Edwardian Christmas

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You are invited to the historic Lauriston Castle to step back in time for a very special Christmas celebration with the new Edwardian Christmas Tours at the Castle and grounds.The stunning stately rooms throughout...

Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook comes to the Queen’s Hall

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Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook Returns to Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall for two nights this December  Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook will return to Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd December. Having become an essential...

Revealed: Edinburgh people are the most festive in the UK

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The people in Edinburgh have been revealed as the most festive in the UK, with 90% buying a colleague a Secret Santa gift and attending at least one party. According to research by short term...

Free Christmas festivities take over Greater Grassmarket on Saturday

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Santa and Rudolph return to the Grassmarket area for festive fun tomorrow. On Saturday 16 December 2017 Santa and his friends will be returning to the Grassmarket for free, family-friendly Christmas festivities. Organised and facilitated...

Christmas at the Botanics

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The Christmas season throws up a number of attractions of varying quality. Christmas at The Botanics is one worthy of your attention.Basically, it is a series of light shows around the gardens only a...

The Old Town Christmas lights to be switched on this Thursday

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Santa and his elves will switch on the Greater Grassmarket’s Christmas lights on Thursday, The Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District (BID) kicks off the Old Town’s festive celebrations with the official switching on of the...
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