Events within 5 miles of Edinburgh

1,001 events within 5 miles

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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)

Thu 25 Dec

Times & prices vary

Fri 26 Dec

Times & prices vary

Sat 27 Dec

Times & prices vary

…and 8 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Smash & Grab

Weekly mash-up of deep house, electro and rock anthems by DJ Mike Young.

Pilgrim, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Thu 25 Dec

Free / 0131 557 3768

  • 21:00 – 01:00

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 557 3768

  • 21:00 – 01:00

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 557 3768

  • 21:00 – 01:00
…and 14 more dates until 16 Apr 2015

The Jesus & Mary Chain

Psychedelic noise rock from the Scottish band formed by brothers Jim and William Reid in 1983 and still going strong following their 2007 reunion.

Corn Exchange, Edinburgh (3.6 miles)

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£25 / 0131 477 3500

Playing classic album Psychocandy.

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 (1.3 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

Concert in the Gardens: Lily Allen

This year's famed Princes Street Gardens Hogmanay will be headlined by pop superstar Lily Allen. Joined by very special guests Soul II Soul and Bjorn Again.

Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh (1.4 miles)

Wed 31 Dec

£37.50–£42.50 / 0844 573 8455

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Karnival 9th Birthday feat Joris Voorn

Techno and house with Joris Voorn.

The Liquid Room, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£12.50–£15 / 0131 225 2564

  • 22:30 – 03:00

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

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 (0.9 miles)

Sat 27 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Mon 29 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Tue 30 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

…and 2 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

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

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 (1.0 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

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Musselburgh Racecourse (4.6 miles)

Thu 1 Jan 2015

£20–£43.50 / 0131 665 2859

New Years Day Race Meeting. Jump race fixture with the first race beginning at 12.30pm.

Fri 2 Jan 2015

£15–£29 / 0131 665 2859

Jump race fixture with the first race beginning at 1.10pm

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£15–£29 / 0131 665 2859

Jump race fixture with the first race beginning at 1.40pm.

…and 2 more dates until 11 Feb 2015

Omid Djalili

The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£24 / 0844 871 3014

Candlelit Concert in St Giles' Cathedral

A musical journey from Christmas to New Year with works by Vaughan Williams, Bach and Mozart.

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Wed 31 Dec

£16.50 / 0844 573 8455

Wee Dub Hogmanay!

A bass-heavy way to see in 2015 with a night of international roots, featuring Prince Fatty & Horseman MC, Dread Squad, Big Toes Hi-Fi, Riddim Tuffa Sound and Escape Roots Sound.

Studio 24, Edinburgh (0.7 miles)

Wed 31 Dec

£15 earlybird; £21 in advance; £25 on the door / 0131 558 3758

  • 22:00 – 05:00

Russian State Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Full-length classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky's music and performed by the renowned company.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£17.50–£42.50 / 0844 871 3014

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Edinburgh Royal Choral Union: Messiah

The Union's annual performance of Handel's oratorio is, after 128 years, an Edinburgh institution. Featuring instrumental support from Edinburgh Pro Musica Orchestra.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Fri 2 Jan 2015

£13–£27 / 0131 228 1155

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 (1.8 miles)

Wed 31 Dec

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

  • 19:00 – 01:00

King Creosote

Eclectic indie folk musician, plaintive troubadour and founder of the esteemed Fence Records.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£17.50 / 0131 668 2019

With Catriona McKay and Chris Stout.

  • 20:00

Allan Stewart's Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart presents his big variety show featuring Grant Stott, Andy Gray, Paul Zerdin and more.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Wed 8 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Fri 10 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Bad Boy Pub Quiz

The Bad Boy Pub Quiz: an evening of fun and frolics, musical statues, pass the pineapple, and the chance to win 'hunners' of money. Loads of great prizes to be won, and plenty of crap ones too!

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Tue 30 Dec

Free / 0131 622 6802

  • 22:00 – 00:00

Tue 6 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 622 6802

  • 22:00 – 00:00

Tue 13 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 622 6802

  • 22:00 – 00:00
…and 50 more dates until 29 Dec 2015

Cargo, Edinburgh (1.8 miles)

Wed 31 Dec

Free / 0131 659 7880

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 659 7880

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Wed 14 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 659 7880

  • 18:00 – 20:00
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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 (1.3 miles)

Fri 26 Dec

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30

Sat 27 Dec

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30

Fri 9 Jan 2015

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30
…and 7 more dates until 31 Jan 2015

The Dreamboys

The ultimate ladies night featuring some of the best looking boys in an all male glamour extravaganza.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Tue 9 Jun 2015

£23.50 / 0844 871 3014

Cav, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Sat 27 Dec

£25 / 0131 228 3252

  • 18:30

Placebo

The angsty Gothic alt.rockers perform track from their latest Loud Like Love.

Corn Exchange, Edinburgh (3.6 miles)

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£29.50 / 0131 477 3500

Saturday Night Fever

  • Directed by: Ryan McBryde

New stage production of the 70s John Travolta film featuring songs by the Bee Gees. Choreographed by Andrew Wright; directed by Ryan McBride.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre (0.9 miles)

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£15.50–£32.50; premium £36.50 / 0131 529 6000

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£15.50–£32.50; premium £36.50 / 0131 529 6000

Fri 13 Feb 2015

£15.50–£32.50; premium £36.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£15.50–£32.50; premium £36.50 / 0131 529 6000

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.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

Sun 19 Apr 2015

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

Sun 21 Jun 2015

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

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