Best Edinburgh Christmas Events

Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat, and nowhere knows it better than Scotland’s capital city. As last year was slightly lacking in festive spirit, this time around we’re really going to have to make up for it, with more seasonal events than you can shake a candy cane at. From beautiful winter trails in a zoo to a screening of Miracle On 34th Street with bubbles, here are the best Christmas events in Edinburgh.

Last updated on 7th November 2022




The Golf Tavern is well and truly getting into the festive spirit this year, with lots of brilliant Christmas shows in Edinburgh. Pop by to treat your ears to some acoustic talent while sipping a warming dram or try your hand at the themed pub quiz where cash prizes are up for grabs.

Ballie Ballerson Edinburgh

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On the hunt for epic Christmas events that'll go down in the history books? Ballie Ballerson is at your service. Found in the city centre, this ball pit cocktail bar is bringing the entertainment by the bucketload, with late-night parties, boozy brunches and so much more.

When all else fails, you can always count on a delicious Christmas lunch with your nearest and dearest. Whether you fancy traditional turkey accompanied by all of the trimmings in swish surrounds or a quirky alternative washed down with themed cocktails, this city has got it all.