Events within 2 miles of EH4 1EZ

991 events within 2 miles

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The Twelve Elves of Christmas Elf Hunt

Follow this story of the twelve elves of Christmas and see if you can find them hiding in the nooks and crannies of the Royal Mile.

Serenity Cafe, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Sun 21 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Mon 22 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

  • 09:30 – 16:30
…and 2 more dates until 24 Dec

The RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

A family-friendly concert of carols and seasonal tunes, including the now annual screening of Dianne Jackson's 1982 film of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman with live musical accompaniment, because nothing spells 'Christmas' like a magical fable about the transience of life. Christopher Bell conducts.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh (0.8 miles)

Sun 21 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled/under 26s/mature students/unemployed £7.50–£17.50) / 0131 228 1155

  • 15:00

Christmas Songwriters' Club

A night of original festive songs (no covers) from a mixed line-up of Scotland's indie and singer-songwriter talent including TeenCanteen, Book Group, Supermoon, Al Shields, Broken Records, Discopolis, Ella the Bird, The Lonely Together and Richy Carey. Plus a pop up bar and cafe, raffle and stalls all donated to local…

Central Hall, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

£11.50 / 0131 229 2921

  • 19:00

The Edinburgh Christmas Tree Festival

Explore a special festive forest of lit-up Christmas trees, with live music to boot.

St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Ghosts of Christmas Tour

Christmas isn't all mince pies and adorable penguins called Monty, its got a dark side as well. Tour guide Andrew Chesney tells a festive ghost story and recounts the history of Christmas in Scotland looking back at the traditions of the daft days, charades and delicious puddings.

The Real Mary King's Close, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

Over-5s only

£13.25 (£11.75; Children £7.75) / 0845 070 6244

Tours are limited to 20 people so advance booking is recommended.

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Sun 21 Dec

Over-5s only

£13.25 (£11.75; Children £7.75) / 0845 070 6244

Tours are limited to 20 people so advance booking is recommended.

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Mon 22 Dec

Over-5s only

£13.25 (£11.75; Children £7.75) / 0845 070 6244

Tours are limited to 20 people so advance booking is recommended.

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Tue 23 Dec

Over-5s only

£13.25 (£11.75; Children £7.75) / 0845 070 6244

Tours are limited to 20 people so advance booking is recommended.

  • 17:00 – 18:00
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Game Masters

Massive touring exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. With more than 125 playable games to work your way through, get stuck into arcade games, physical games (think Dance Battle et al), consoles, PCs and many more. On top of this, there's also displays of concept art, interactive displays and…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (1.3 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Sun 21 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Mon 22 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

…and 118 more dates until 20 Apr 2015

Edinburgh's Christmas

Six weeks of winter wonderland in Edinburgh, with the east side of Princes Street transformed by a fairground, a host of colourful lights and the fabled German Christmas market with dozens of stalls selling traditional trinkets and crafts as well as delicious Teutonic treats (and, of course, glühwein). The ice rink has…

City Centre, Edinburgh (0.4 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

Times & prices vary

Sun 21 Dec

Times & prices vary

Mon 22 Dec

Times & prices vary

…and 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Deacon Blue

Pop-rock band on their biggest tour in over a decade.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh (0.8 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

£25–£40 / 0131 228 1155

Alan Carr: Yap, Yap, Yap

The camp face of Chatty Man proves his status as the King of bitchy comedy.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.3 miles)

Fri 17 Apr 2015

£31 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 18 Apr 2015

£31 / 0844 871 3014

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco is a chance for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents to get their respective grooves on and enjoy some dayclubbing with real club DJs spinning retro and pop tunes. Chillout room, themed crafts, facepainting, healthy snacks and more – all included in the price, plus licensed bar for parents.

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Sun 21 Dec

£9 / 07986 527947

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Eddi Reader

The popular folk pop chanteuse, known for her work with Fairground Attraction and often called upon to add her voice to other people's records tours her latest album Vagabond.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh (1.8 miles)

Thu 28 May 2015

£25 / 0131 668 2019

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Edinburgh's world-famous Hogmanay celebration ushers the new year in with a bang. A Torchlight Procession winds through the historic Old Town and onto a son et lumiere on Calton Hill on 30 Dec, a massive street party with live music from Lily Allen, Young Fathers andThe Twilight Sad that culminates with Midnight Fireworks…

Various venues, Edinburgh (1.3 miles)

Tue 30 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

Wed 31 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

…and 3 more dates until 1 Jan 2016

The Beehive Comedy Club

Ben Verth presents a weekend packed full of top local and visiting comedians to tickle your funny bone in an entirely appropriate way.

Beehive Inn, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30

Fri 26 Dec

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30

Sat 27 Dec

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30
…and 8 more dates until 31 Jan 2015

Aladdin

Panto veterans Grant Stott, Andy Gray and Allan Stewart take to the stage to present Aladdin complete with special effects.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Sun 21 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Mon 22 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

…and 23 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Confusion

A bit of a spin-off from the Confusion is Sex team, hoping to prolong the revolutionary club night's ethos.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£3 before midnight; £5 after / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 03:00
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Hogmanay Snow Ball

Sip a specially created Hogmanay SnowBall™ cocktail as you arrive, before entering the atmosphetic ballroom and sitting down to a 3 course dinner which celebrates some of Scotland's best food. A live pianist plays as you eat, and once the plates have been cleared there's dancing to the sounds of Ceilidh Stomp plus a live…

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh (0.8 miles)

Wed 31 Dec

£99 Standard Dinner Ticket (Igloo Lounge upgrade £139) / 0131 229 9131

  • 19:00 – 01:00

Briefs: The Second Coming

The all-male boylesque troupe return with a dazzling stage show.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

Times vary / £13–£41 (Private Booth for up to ten people £109–£176.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sun 21 Dec

Times vary / £13–£41 (Private Booth for up to ten people £109–£176.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Mon 22 Dec

Times vary / £13–£41 (Private Booth for up to ten people £109–£176.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Devil Masters

Writer Iain Finlay MacLeod’s surrealist black comedy twists the ordinary, asking what we become when we peel away the layers of class division and social decorum. Directed by award-winning Traverse artistic director Orla O’Loughlin.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (0.8 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

£7–£16 (£8–£13) / 0131 228 1404

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Sun 21 Dec

£7–£16 (£8–£13) / 0131 228 1404

  • 19:30

Mon 22 Dec

£7–£16 (£8–£13) / 0131 228 1404

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 24 Dec

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Fri 7 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

  • 21:00

Sat 8 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

  • 19:30
  • 22:30

Mon 10 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

  • 21:00
…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug 2015

Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker

Peter Darrell’s magical world of The Nutcracker has been reimagined by Olivier Award winning designer Lez Brotherston, bringing a new sheen to this classical 40-year-old adaptation. Booking is essential.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre (1.4 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Mon 22 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Tue 23 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

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The Burlesque Ball

Fishnets and top hats galore at this series of lavish burlesque balls.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Fri 20 Feb 2015

prices vary / 0131 556 7060

Sat 21 Mar 2015

prices vary / 0131 556 7060

Hogmanay Ceilidh

Ceilidh into the new year with live music from Willie Fraser with caller Ken Gourlay. No stilettos or high heels, please!

Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Wed 31 Dec

£25 / 0131 339 5374

  • 22:00 – 00:30

£8 / 0131 339 5374

  • 19:00 – 21:30

Waverley Market @ Platform 2

Fifty stalls set up in Waverley by Local Motive Markets, offering ethical and local products from fresh produce to crafts.

Waverley Station, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Fri 26 Dec

Free / 0131 558 9644

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Fri 2 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 558 9644

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Fri 9 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 558 9644

  • 11:00 – 19:00
…and 78 more dates until 8 Jul 2016

Waxxxmas with Richy Ahmed

Hi-octane house from one of the Hot Creations crew, redefining the genre by taking cues from disco, techno, funk and hip hop.

The Liquid Room, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

£10 / 0131 225 2564

Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

Scamp Theatre bring Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book to life in this engaging family show.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Sat 20 Dec

Times vary / £15–£18.50 (£13–£15.50; Family £46–£56) / 0844 545 8252

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sun 21 Dec

Times vary / £15–£18.50 (£13–£15.50; Family £46–£56) / 0844 545 8252

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Mon 22 Dec

Times vary / £15–£18.50 (£13–£15.50; Family £46–£56) / 0844 545 8252

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

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