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‘Tis the season, and Christmas in Edinburgh is in full swing, including the iconic Christmas markets, a brand new ice rink experience and some incredible headline acts for New Years celebrations
Edinburgh Christmas 2022
Edinburgh Christmas 2022 is in full swing. This year’s programme of festive events includes the traditional and ever popular Christmas Market, with over 70 stalls including local traders, the much-loved Forth 1 Big Wheel and a selection of festive fairground rides, a new Christmas ice rink experience on George Street and, of course, a visit to Santa.
St Andrews Square will also play host to the Social Bite Festival of Kindness, tree and gift donation point.
Lord Provost Robert Aldridge from The City of Edinburgh Council, said: “Edinburgh is one of the best places in the world to celebrate Christmas and this programme for 2022 promises a rich and varied programme of festive activities, events and experiences that will be enjoyed by residents and visitors of all ages. We can’t wait to see everyone enjoying it.”
For full details of all events, and to book tickets visit www.edinburghwinterfestivals.com
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2022
Hogmanay in Edinburgh is a must do-before you die.
A street party and concert in the West Princes Street Gardens cater for younger revellers, (this year the headline act is The Pet Shop Boys!) while the Old Town Ceilidh gives a true flavour of more traditional Scottish folk music and dancing. If you’re a ceilidh novice, there are callers on hand to guide you through the necessary moves.
For a more atmospheric accompaniment to the end-of-year festivities, head to the dramatic 14th-century St Giles’ Cathedral on the Royal Mile for a specially curated candlelit concert of baroque music performed by leading Scottish singers and musicians.
The truly brave-hearted can then enjoy the Stoats Loony Dook, a bracing dip in the River Forth on New Year’s Day.
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