Attractions

29 November 2012 - 6 January 2013

Attractions

The Real Mary King’s Close - Christmas on the Close Tours
0845 070 6244, www.realmarykingsclose.com
– Fri 7 Dec & Sat 8 Dec 6pm to 9pm
(last tour) every 30 minutes
– Sun 9 Dec, 5.30pm only
– Fri 14 Dec & Sat 15 Dec 6pm to 9pm (last tour) every 30 minutes
– Sun 16 Sept 5.30pm only, Fri 21 Dec 6pm to 9pm (last tour) every 30 minutes
Tickets cost £15 per adult, £13.50 per senior or student, £7 per child with a glass of mulled wine


National Museum of Scotland
www.nms.ac.uk

Dorothy Hogg Festive Jewellery Workshop
Sat 8 Dec, 1:30pm (3hrs)
£25, £22 Concessions and Members

Christmas Lecture: Stories Only DNA Can Tell
Wed 12 Dec, 7pm (1.5hrs)
£6, £5 Concessions, Members free

St Andrew’s “Shorts”
Sun 25 Nov: 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3:30pm (1hr), drop-in

The Nutcracker Festive Family Day
Sun 9 Dec, 12:30–16:00, drop-in

Christmas Art Competition
Thu 27–Sun 30 Dec, 10:30–16:30, drop-in

Soldiers and Snowflakes Ballet Workshops
Fri 28, Sat 29 Dec, Thu 3, Fri 4 Jan
£6 – book now on 0300 123 6789

Hogmanay Family Ceilidh
Mon 31 Dec, 14:00 (1.5hrs), drop-in


Edinburgh Zoo
www.edinburghzoo.org.uk
Pantomime and Pandaversary at Edinburgh Zoo Sun 9 Dec 11.30am and 2.30pm
Christmas Panda Breakfasts at Edinburgh Zoo! Sat 1, 8, 15 and 22 Dec
10am-11.30am, £15 per child


Museum of Edinburgh
www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk

Make Handmade Christmas Decorations!
Make Christmas tags, paper and decorations inspired by prints in the museum
Sat 1 Dec, 10.30am–12.30pm & 1.30–3.30pm

Victorian Christmas Fairies and Felt Robins
Relax and make peg doll fairies and Christmas
felt robins in the style of Victorian decorations to put on your tree with artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb. Booking is essential. 8 Dec, 10.30am


City Art Centre
www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk
Wrap it up – shopping event
Thurs 29 Novr and
Thurs 13 Dec 5-7pm – Free


Museum of Childhood
www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk

Kids 4 Kids Shopping Special
Sat 15 Dec, 10am-12pm


Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
www.camera-obscura.co.uk
Weird and Wonderful Winter Trail
Daily 10:00 – 18:00 (except Christmas Day) 
Light nights on the Observation Terrace
Every afternoon till 18.00


Royal Yacht Brittania
Christmas Weekend
8-9 December, 10:00-15:30
www.royalyachtbritania.co.uk


Edinburgh Castle
www.edinburgh-castle.gov.uk/festive
0131 668 8686
All of our performances are free with admission to Edinburgh Castle.
Renaissance Dancing - Dec 1 and 2, in the Great Hall at 11.15, 12.15, 14.00 and 15.00
Renaissance Music - Dec 8 and 9, in the Great Hall at 11.15, 12.15, 14.00 and 15.00
Wine and Dine - Dec 2nd and 9th, £52 per person includes FREE entry to the Castle 13.00
Christmas Lunch - Dec 6 – 24, £35 per person includes FREE entry to the Castle 12:30 - 14:30, departure by 16:00
Daft Days at Edinburgh Castle - 27 Dec–31 Dec Mon & Thu–Sun noon–4pm


Scottish Parliament
www.scottish.parliament.uk

Free exhibition
29 Nov 2012 – 25 Jan 2013, 10:00-17:00

Family Weekend – Science based fun for all of the family. 1 Dec,The Scottish Parliament. 
10:00-16:00


Scottish Storytelling Centre
www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk
0131 556 9579

Skills in Context
Sat 1 Dec, 1.30pm (3hrs), £18/£15 Nativities!

Midwinter Tales and Traditions from Scotland and Beyond
Sat 8 Dec

Tiny Tales: Winter’s Tales
Tue 11 Dec 10am & 11.30am (40mins), £6 per child

Café Voices: Found in Translation
Wed 12 Dec 7pm (2hrs), £5, 14+

Lapin Wants to See Santa
Fri 14 Dec 11am & 3pm (40mins £8/£6 (£24 – Family of 4) 3+

Christmas Story Kist: Inclusive Storytelling
Fri 21 Dec 11am (1hr) £5/£3 (£14 – Family of 4)
All Ages

Twinkle Bell
Sat 22 (11am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm) & Sun 23 Dec (11am & 2.30pm) (45mins) £8/£6
(£24 - Family of 4) 3-6

Stories Round the Tree
Mon 24 Dec 1pm & 3pm (45mins) £5/£3
(£14 – Family of 4) 4+

Jack Martin’s Magic Mayhem Daft Days Special
Mon 31 Dec 12pm (1hr) £5/£3 (£14 – Family of 4) 4+

It’s Your Lucky Day!
Tue 1 Jan 1.30pm (3hrs) Free  


Royal Botanic Garden and Christmas fun run
Sun 2 Dec from 9:30am. Entry from £10.
Edinburgh Christmas 5k Run // Edinburgh Christmas 10k Run // The Golden Tinsel Mile Walks // The Edinburgh Santa Toddle


St Andrew’s and St George’s West
The Edinburgh Christmas Tree Festival
Sat 8 Dec – Mon 24 Dec
Mon – Sat, 11am–4pm
(Closed on Sundays), Entry is free.


Musselburgh Racecourse
0131 665 2859

The Saltire 2012, St Andrews Day
30 Nov 2012. Gates Open: 10.30am, First Race: 12.10pm, Last Race: 3.30pm (all timings are approximate). Entrance fee: Tickets are available on arrival for £16 – book online for savings. Accompanied children 17 & under FREE.

Christmas Race Meeting
10 Dec 2012. Gates Open: 10.30am, First Race: 12.10pm, Last Race: 3.30pm (all timings are approximate
Tickets from £21

New Year’s Day
Racecourse Opens at 10:30am, first race 12:05pm
The adult price for admission is £21 and includes admission, free parking and a free race programme - save £2 online and up to 20% on group bookings for group of 12 or more.

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