Official Guide to Edinburgh
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Enjoy some fantastic festive fun this Christmas in Edinburgh and take advantage of some great discounts for residents.

Edinburgh’s Christmas is back – bigger and brighter and better than ever.  From 17th November 2017 to 6th January 2018 the city will sparkle with festive fun guaranteed to thrill, entertain and delight all ages.

This year, the celebrations will expand across the city from East to West, North to South and into community hubs outside the city centre. 

Some old friends make a welcome return – the Forth One Big Wheel, Star Flyer, the ice rink, and the much loved bustling Christmas markets. But also look out for some new surprises - this year the west end of George Street will transform into a winter wonderland of snow and ice for The Ice Adventure - new for 2017. 

A packed programme of top entertainment with awe inspiring performances has been lined up to entertain all the family. The dazzling Festival Square Spiegeltent hosts one Christmas spectacle after another with world class performers from the UK and across the globe electrifying  audiences throughout the festive period.

Christmas in Edinburgh, for Edinburgh

This is Edinburgh's Christmas - in Edinburgh, for Edinburgh. Once again this year’s festive fun has been designed to be more affordable for Edinburgh residents, as EH postcode holders will receive a 20% discount on all shows, rides and events. Simply present a proof of address to advantage of these prices and get the very best value for money.

Browse the website and make sure that your Christmas in Edinburgh is a real Christmas cracker >