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Families Zoom away with ‘Santa at Home’

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To give a magical opportunity for children from all over the UK to meet Santa in the safe, socially distant environment of zoom, Mr and Mrs Santa Claus of 1 Forest Drive, Reindeer Road,...

Edinburgh’s Christmas Neighbourhood Market – online and local

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Even the most anti-Christmas among you might be missing the bright lights in the city centre and the odd mulled wine with friends by now. Edinburgh's Christmas has created an online market rather than...

See Santa at Home before he sets off on Christmas Eve!

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Santa at Home gives children of all ages, from all over the world, the unique opportunity to meet Santa in a personalised and private Zoom session live from the North Pole. Up to 6...

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. Thanks to savings...

Santa at Home – a personalised experience for little ones this Christmas time

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The producers of Edinburgh’s Christmas Underbelly have enlisted the help of Mr and Mrs Santa Claus of 1 Forest Drive, Reindeer Road, North Pole NP47 2020 to put some cheer back into all our lives - but especially...

Santa’s doing his bit to bring festive cheer to Edinburgh this Christmas

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To help keep the Edinburgh’s Christmas spirit alive, Santa Claus will be bringing some magic to each day of Advent, by reading a free, festive story every evening before bedtime on Edinburgh’s Christmas website...

The future of Christmas will be decided by the planning committee next week

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by Joseph Anderson Local Democracy Reporter Plans for Edinburgh’s future Christmas festivities will go before a council planning committee, as organisers Underbelly look to bounce back from 2019’s festive events which drew criticism from locals...

Edinburgh’s Christmas 2020 – no markets this year

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Edinburgh's Christmas organised by Underbelly will follow the latest public health advice. Any sort of in person event including markets, rides or other attractions will no longer proceed. Instead Edinburgh's Christmas 2020 will move online...

Council agree updated look for Winter Festivals

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by Noa Hoffman Local Democracy Reporter Revamped plans for Edinburgh’s winter festivals, which mean that Christmas markets and attractions will be spread across the city centre, have been given the official seal of approval by...

Underbelly withdraw Hogmanay tickets from sale

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The decision on Edinburggh's Christmas and Hogmanay which are organised by Underbelly for The city of Edinburgh Council will not be finalised until next month. The BBC reported earlier today that the Hogmanay tickets...

Decision on Hogmanay to be made in August

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After much speculation the council has confirmed that initial discussions looking at ways of celebrating Edinburggh's Christmas and Hogmanay this year began yesterday with the Council All Party Oversight Group. A final decision on...

Christmas 2019 – Coming to a City Near You.

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Christmas in Edinburgh has finally got up and running. The shops are all ready and willing, the Christmas Market - after a few teething troubles - is bustling with visitors and doing a roaring...

Light Night 2019

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Light Night was different today from previous years. Everything took place on the Royal Mile and Santa arrived to switch on the lights. Then he left on his sleigh on his way back to...

Edinburgh’s Christmas will spread out over the city

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A new free event called Community Christmas will spread festive cheer all over the city with projections and singing involving local talent staged at a dozen locations. Around 31% of visitors to Edinburgh's Christmas...

Edinburgh’s Christmas begins with Light Night

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The Christmas season begins in November in Edinburgh with Light Night on 17 November 2019 in the Old Town. The day of festivities involving the community will also include a flying visit from Santa....

Edinburgh’s Christmas 2018 – more local tickets and more charity fundraising

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Edinburgh's Christmas 2018 organised by Underbelly for The City of Edinburgh Council attracted 31% more locals than ever before, raised £44,000 for charities and gave away 28,000 free tickets. Silent Night was a...

Edinburgh’s Christmas – here’s what you need to know…

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Underbelly run Edinburgh's Christmas for The City of Edinburgh Council, bringing an economic benefit of £113 million, or the equivalent of 2,260 full time jobs to the capital. This is a big event here in...

Edinburgh’s Christmas – Light Night 2018 – Saskia switched the lights on

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Saskia Eng had the honour of switching the Christmas lights on in Edinburgh on Sunday afternoon. The local singer who is a former pupil of the City of Edinburgh Music School found fame on The...

Edinburgh’s Christmas – Light Night 2018 – the fireworks!

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Today 15,000 people watched the lights being switched on on George Street. It is now officially Christmas - at least here in Edinburgh!    

Edinburgh’s Christmas – Light Night 2018 – in pictures

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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...

Report reveals economic impact of Edinburgh’s Christmas 2017

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In a report out today Underbelly who organise Edinburgh's Christmas for the council say that last year's events brought an economic impact of £113 million, or the equivalent of 2,260 full time jobs to...

Edinburgh’s Christmas 2018 – the details

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This is the sixth year that Underbelly has organised Edinburgh's Christmas, and so there is an element of established events and also some new attractions which are being introduced for the first time. Beginning on...

Edinburgh’s Christmas 2018 – The Festival Square Spiegeltent is back!

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There are a lot of old familiar faces on the Edinburgh's Christmas programme, and none more welcome than the Grande Old Dame from Oz, The Festival Square Spiegeltent. The old girl will be home in...

St Andrew’s Fair Saturday – taking a lead from Europe

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Spaniard Jordi Albareda founded Fair Saturday as an alternative to Black Friday and all its emphasis on consumerism - and now it's coming to Scotland. In Europe they celebrate with arts and culture on the...

Edinburgh’s Christmas will be silent on George Street

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The big news about this year's Christmas events is that the Street of Light structure on George Street will be back - but this time it will be combined with a silent disco in...

Edinburgh’s Christmas is biggest yet

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We don't know about Rudolph but this will go down in history as the biggest Christmas celebration yet in Edinburgh. Underbelly have been running Edinburgh's Christmas for five years now and this year 781,520 tickets were...

Edinburgh Student Housing Cooperative’s big day out

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With a couple of buses borrowed from Rabbie's, some free tickets for Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh's Christmas a great day out was organised by Edinburgh Students Housing Cooperative for 30 refugees last weekend. The people...

Edinburgh’s Christmas – Winter Windows

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The schools competition to design a winter window has until now been hidden away in Princes Street Gardens. Now there is a proper display of the children's work across Edinburgh in West Parliament Square,...

Edinburgh’s Christmas – get along to Light Night today

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Today all the lights will come on across the city centre with Light Night taking place mainly on George Street this afternoon. If you take photos then tag us on Twitter or Instagram and we...

The Ice Adventure – on George Street

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Until now the ice on George Street was restricted to the pavements or the bars. Now that all the Edinburgh's Christmas attractions have opened ahead of Light Night tomorrow, you will be able to...

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