Events within 5 miles of Edinburgh

1,187 events within 5 miles

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24 Doors of Advent

Every day throughout December until Christmas Eve, a building in Edinburgh that is usually closed to the public will open its doors in this unique twist on the advent calender. Sorry though, it's unlikely there'll be a tiny chocolate shaped like a snowman behind these doors.

Various venues, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Mon 1 Dec

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Tue 2 Dec

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Wed 3 Dec

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Dec

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 (2.1 miles)

Wed 26 Nov

Times & prices vary

Thu 27 Nov

Times & prices vary

Fri 28 Nov

Times & prices vary

…and 37 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Hot Dub Time Machine. Best. Party. Ever.

An all night long mashup of instantly recognisable tunes from the 60s to the present day, presented against a video backdrop.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Wed 10 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

  • 21:30

Thu 11 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

  • 21:30

Fri 12 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

  • 21:30
…and 5 more dates until 17 Dec

Souper Saturday Postcard Sale

Postcard art from local artists is on sale (as well as live music) to raise funds for Souper Saturday which provides food for the homeless.

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 229 7565

  • 16:00 – 19:00

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 (with more acts tbc) that culminates with Midnight Fireworks from the…

Various venues, Edinburgh (1.0 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 back to top

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 (0.6 miles)

Mon 1 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Tue 2 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Wed 3 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

  • 09:30 – 16:30
…and 21 more dates until 24 Dec

Gary Baseman: Mythical Homeland

Drawings, paintings, photos and a short film drawing on the artist's father's experiences of the Holocaust.

Summerhall, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 2 more dates until 30 Nov

Hed Kandi Edinburgh Hogmanany

Hed Kandi resident DJs spin 15 years worth of infamous Hed Kandi hits and the latest party anthems.

City Nightclub, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Wed 31 Dec

£16.80 / 0131 226 9560

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£24–£25 / 0844 871 3014

Santa Cruise

A cruise from Edinburgh Quay to celebrate the festive season with games, songs, craft and a wee visit from the man himself.

Re-Union Canal Boats, Edinburgh (1.8 miles)

Sat 29 Nov

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

  • 10:00
  • 12:30
  • 14:00
  • 15:30

Sun 30 Nov

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

  • 10:00
  • 12:30
  • 14:00
  • 15:30

Sat 6 Dec

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

  • 10:00
  • 12:30
  • 14:00
  • 15:30
…and 6 more dates until 22 Dec back to top

Hot Mess

Queer dance party where the focus is on the music, which is a heady mix of pop classics, obscure synthwave, house, techno and disco from the safe hands of DJ Simonotron.

The Annexe at the Liquid Room, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Fri 28 Nov

£4 before 11.30pm; £6 after / 0131 225 2564

  • 23:00 – 03:00

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 (1.7 miles)

Sun 21 Dec

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

  • 15:00

Stick Man

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

A show about a family of stick people. Presented by Scamp Theatre. Ages 3+.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Wed 26 Nov

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

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Thu 27 Nov

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

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Fri 28 Nov

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

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 37 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Summerhall Beer FestivALE

All things beery, yeasty and delicious are packed into Summerhall for one ale-filled weekend. The Dissection room is transformed into a beer hall with brewery's including Barney's, Williams Brothers and Fyne Ales hosting a stand alongside Pickering’s Gin. The weekend kicks off with Friday afternoon’s Power Hour where…

Summerhall, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Fri 5 Dec

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Ticket price includes two drinks tokens and a festival beer glass.

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Ticket price includes two drinks tokens and a festival beer glass.

Sat 6 Dec

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Ticket price includes two drinks tokens and a festival beer glass.

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 (1.5 miles)

Wed 31 Dec

£25 / 0131 339 5374

  • 22:00 – 00:30

£8 / 0131 339 5374

  • 19:00 – 21:30
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St Andrew's Day Celebrations

The capital celebrates Scotland's patron saint with a programme of free events in St Andrew Square. There's storytelling in the Spiegeltent with Jess Smith and Aiden Moffat; Scottish dance workshops led by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society; a Family Ceilidh hosted by the Robert Fish Band and demonstrations on the…

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Sun 30 Nov

Free

All events are free but some workshops and performances are ticketed. Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Balkanarama

A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music, bellydancing, Balkan rakija brandy tasting and a live jam session.

Studio 24, Edinburgh (0.7 miles)

Fri 5 Dec

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 3758

Mystere de l'est make their Scottish debut.

  • 22:00 – 03:00

The Line Of Best Fit

An evening of art, performance, spoken word and music, with Mr Choon, Deejay Yourself, Krishkrush, The Occasional Flickers, Edyta, The Beirdo, Two Wrongs and Urvanovic.

Settlement Projects, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 07805 274004

  • 20:00 – 23:00

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 (1.6 miles)

Sat 29 Nov

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Sun 30 Nov

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Tue 2 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

…and 41 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Scotch and Soda

Circus, dance and foot-stomping sounds in this whisky-soaked extravaganza, featuring music from The Crusty Suitcase and some nifty moves from a selection of Australia's finest acrobats.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Wed 26 Nov

Times & prices vary

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Thu 27 Nov

Times & prices vary

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Fri 28 Nov

Times & prices vary

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 23 more dates until 21 Dec back to top

Tales in the Tower

St Giles' Cathedral opens its roof to visitors for the first time – all in the name of literature. Participants can nestle in amongst the clockwork and bells in the tower as they listen to poems and tales related to the building or the panoramic view before them.

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Wed 26 Nov

£5 / 0131 226 0673

  • 11:00 – 11:30
  • 14:00 – 14:30
  • 16:00 – 16:30

Thu 27 Nov

£5 / 0131 226 0673

  • 11:00 – 11:30
  • 14:00 – 14:30
  • 16:00 – 16:30

Fri 28 Nov

£5 / 0131 226 0673

  • 11:00 – 11:30
  • 14:00 – 14:30
  • 16:00 – 16:30

Sat 29 Nov

£5 / 0131 226 0673

  • 11:00 – 11:30
  • 14:00 – 14:30
  • 16:00 – 16:30

Wicked

  • Directed by: Joe Mantello
  • Written by: Winnie Holzman

Smash-hit musical that acts as a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, with L Frank Baum's characters brilliantly re-imagined as two young girls who grow up to fulfil their destinies as Glenda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Wed 26 Nov

£20–£72.50 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 27 Nov

£20–£72.50 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 28 Nov

£22.50–£75 / 0844 871 3014

…and 35 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

Dance 'Til Dawn

  • Written by: Karen Bruce

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are back with a brand new show celebrating the Golden Age of Hollywood.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£11–£46 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 6 Feb 2015

£11–£46 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£11–£46 / 0844 871 3014

Book Yer Ane Fest

Three day festival celebrating DIY punk, emo and underground hardcore, featuring Low Derive, Joe McMahon, Question The Mark and Paper Rifles.

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Mon 1 Dec

£5 on the door / 0131 558 8209

  • 19:30 – 23:00

European Christmas Market

Whether it's authentically German or not, you can certainly get your fill of festive wooden toys, meaty sausages and Glühwein at this hive of twinkly festive market stalls in the heart of the city.

East Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Wed 26 Nov

Times vary / Free

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Thu 27 Nov

Times vary / Free

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Fri 28 Nov

Times vary / Free

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 37 more dates until 4 Jan 2015 back to top