Light Night

29 November 2012

The Mound & St Andrew Square

Light Night

The Christmas dream machine spectacular
From 5pm at The Mound // After Show, St Andrew Square 6.15pm – 8pm


Edinburgh’s Christmas will be open from 10am when the Edinburgh Wheel start turning, the ice rink will be twinkling and the markets packed with festive goods.  Enjoy the first day of the festive season and join us in the evening to celebrate the beginning of Christmas with a spectacular show created especially for the occasion.  Starting at 5 pm, a giant Santa Claus will lead an assortment of characters through the crowds up the Mound, ready for a magical journey through the Christmas Dream Machine – a bespoke show which will reveal the dreams of a child at Christmas.  The performance will include illuminations, aerial performances and pyrotechnics, culminating in the lighting of Edinburgh’s Christmas Tree – a gift from the people of Hordaland in Norway.

Following the Light Night show…

After all the excitement on The Mound, a Christmas Brazilian Samba Band will play and dance its way along Princes Street at 6pm, as the action switches to St Andrew Square Garden where an after show will entertain late night shoppers and revellers. The celebrations continue until 8pm with a show featuring the finalists of Edinburgh’s Got Talent, the speed painting talents of Jon Hicks, comedy from Bread and Butter, new girl group Gurlesque, the cast from Dirty Dancing, dramatic performances from the pipes and drums of Clanadonia, and a fire spectacular from Flame Oz.

Christmas lights Switch-ons around town

Thursday 29 November
From 17.00
Mound Place, George Street, Rose St, Princes St Gardens,
Cockburn St, Victoria St, Lawnmarket to John Knox House

Friday 30 November
18:45 Davidson's Mains

Tuesday 4 December
18:00 Lauriston Pl/Tollcross, St. Patrick's Sq
18:30 Corstorphine Old Parish Church

Wednesday 5 December
16:30 Holy Corner
18:30 Grassmarket Christmas Tree,
Corstorphine Old Parish Church

Thursday 6 December
15.45 Kirkgate Leith
16:00 South Queensferry High St
18:15 Morningside
18:00 Restalrig Road South

Friday 7 December
18:00 Prestonfield Av. & Prestonfield Ter

Saturday 8 December
16:00 Marchmont Cres. & Warrender Park Rd

Monday 10 December
18:30 Newhaven School

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