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The Edinburgh Christmas wheel opens today

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The Christmas Wheel opens later today, but the stars from Radio Forth got first shot on the Princes Street attraction yesterday. It appears that Radio Forth has sponsored the wheel this year. Boogie and fellow...

Edinburgh’s Christmas will be icy!

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Underbelly who have the contract with The City of Edinburgh Council to provide all the entertainment for Edinburgh's Christmas 2017 have announced today that the programme is refreshed for this year - and will...

Council move Hogmanay contract to Underbelly

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The council has conducted what it describes as a competitive procurement exercise and has decided to relieve Unique Events of its responsibility to produce Edinburgh's Hogmanay in this 70th anniversary year of Edinburgh Festivals. Instead,...

Edinburgh’s Christmas lights up the skies

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Edinburgh's Christmas began today with 'Light Night' on George Street. Olympic gold medallist and former pupil of James Gillespie's High School, Callum Skinner pulled the Christmas bell to light up the 18 metre tree on The...

Edinburgh’s Christmas – the Street of Light will be on George Street

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The Street of Light George Street, west end from 21 November to 24 December 6.00pm & 8.00pm The spectacular Street of Light this year transforms West George Street in Edinburgh’s New Town with its 24 arches each 19 metres...

Edinburgh’s Christmas – What’s on in Princes Street Gardens?

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The Mound Precinct and East Princes Street Gardens from 19 November 2016 to 7 January 2017. Free to access. The Star Flyer: See Edinburgh as you have never seen it before, and this year you might just...

Don’t miss Five Guys named Moe!

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Underbelly Productions in association with Cameron Mackintosh present FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE A musical by Clarke Peters Featuring Louis Jordan's greatest hits at the FESTIVAL SQUARE THEATRE from 18 November to 7 January 2017 A major new production of the...

The ice rink opens today!

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St Andrew Square Ice Rink 18 November 2016 until 7 January 2017 10am – 10pm, slots 30 - 45 minutes The elliptical ice rink in St Andrew Square is always a popular draw and a much loved...

Get ready for Light Night on Sunday!

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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...

Edinburgh’s Christmas – Book now!

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Edinburgh's Christmas runs from 18 November 2016 to 7 January 2017. While events are spread across the city centre, for the first time this year the Street of Light will be in George Street, and...

Edinburgh’s Christmas opens this weekend

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Edinburgh's Christmas begins this weekend with a huge array of festive activities for all the family. Friday the 18th of November sees the ever popular St Andrew Square Ice Rink open once more to revellers, upon...

At The Traverse – Black Beauty

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In a stable yard, with pitchforks and straw bales at the ready, Patrick and Hamish take the bit firmly between their teeth and tell the classic tale of Black Beauty. Saddle up, jump on...

Thousands of free ice rink tickets available this morning at 10 am

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Edinburgh's Christmas have teamed up with Standard Life to give away 10,000 free tickets for primary school pupils to go ice skating in St Andrew Square over the Christmas period this year. The tickets will...

Olympic medallist to turn on Christmas Lights in Edinburgh

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Callum Skinner who won both silver and gold medals at this year's Olympics in Rio will switch on the city's Christmas lights on Light Night. This year Light Night will take place on 20 November....

The Edinburgh Reporter guide to Edinburgh Festivals 2016

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Here in the capital we are very proud of all our festivals. There really is something for everybody and now it is not just in August that you can find something to entertain you that...

Edinburgh’s Christmas – #streetoflight finishes on Christmas Eve – but still loads to see!

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Underbelly have organised Edinburgh's Christmas for the last three years and they have tried to introduce new things every year. This year the biggest event they have introduced is the Virgin Money Street of Light. There...

Edinburgh’s Christmas revels at charity fundraising

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Big-hearted Christmas revellers at Edinburgh's Christmas are helping boost charities – with thousands of pounds already raised - and now have the chance to do more, just by having a wonderful time at Edinburgh’s...

COMPETITION – Win a family ticket for the Christmas Wheel!

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It's not really Christmas till you've been on the Christmas Wheel. This year the wheel is in Princes Street Gardens alongside the Scott Monument as usual. Open from 10 a.m. each day in the heart of...

Edinburgh’s Christmas – now on a High Street near you

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This year Underbelly who have the contract to organise Edinburgh's Christmas for the City of Edinburgh Council have lit up the High Street with 60,000 LEDs. At the first performance earlier tonight the crowd of...

Enjoy some Whisky Enlightenment in December

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Coinciding with Virgin Money's Street of Light which begins on Monday and which will light up the Royal Mile with 60,000 LEDs, the Scotch Whisky Experience is to host a Whisky Enlightenment Tour. Launching on St Andrew's...

It’s Christmas in Edinburgh now! #LightNight

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Susan Boyle switched on the Christmas lights this afternoon in George Street and the street was full of people vying to see her and the Christmas decorations. Here are some of the sights we saw! ...

100,000 tickets sold for Virgin Money Street of Light in a week

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An unbelievable 100,000 tickets have been dispensed for the newest event at Edinburgh's Christmas in just a week since they became available. Tickets are freeboot absolutely required for the Virgin Money Street of Light event on...

Free tickets now available for Virgin Money Street of Light!

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Tickets now available to reserve your place for the Virgin Money Street of Light Choirs and music announced for the Virgin Money Street of Light Visit www.virginmoneystreetoflight.com to reserve your FREE tickets. This year there is something...

Edinburgh’s Christmas will light up the whole city

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//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsThis year there will be more lights than ever before, more free events and just the biggest and brightest Christmas festival that the UK has ever seen! That is what Underbelly promise the capital,...

Five things you need to know today

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Development at Springside Today at Edinburgh's Christmas 2014 at Holyrood in numbers New Year resolutions for Bield Happy New Year from Scottish politicians   The next part of the redevelopment of Fountainbridge is now on the drawing board and there...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Edinburgh Zoo is open today! Please note: entrance charges apply, some animal houses close 30 minutes before the Zoo closes, Zoo opening may be affected by severe weather (see website for updates), and you...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 22ND DECEMBER 2014   Dog Tales: The Dogs Trust will host this storytelling and crafts session about safety around dogs and responsible dog ownership. For ages 5-10. 2-3pm, Gilmerton Library, 13 Newtoft Street. Messy Nativity! 4-5.30pm,...

REVIEW – Scotch and Soda at St Andrew Square Spiegeltent *****

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This show is not for the faint-hearted, and we mean the audience. This is a complete thriller from end to end and will have you on the edge of your seat for most of...

Edinburgh’s Christmas – Scotch and Soda are in town

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A dusty bar. A rowdy mob of misfits. Lose yourself in the extraordinary beauty and power of Scotch and Soda – a whisky-soaked evening of raucous circus, dance and music. [vimeo 112831710 w=500 h=281] The Edinburgh...

Christmas lights will be switched on this Sunday in Edinburgh

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The theme of this year's Light Night, Edinburgh's Christmas’s Opening Ceremony, is Christmas Songs and Carols. Edinburgh's Lord Provost, the Rt Hon Donald Wilson, said: "Getting Edinburgh's Christmas festivities off to a dazzling start, Light...

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