Things to do, shopping and events

29 November 2012 - 6 January 2013

Things to do, shopping and events

Edinburgh Christmas Charity Fayre and Carol Service
0131 208 2500
Inverleith Park (Royal Botanic Garden end)
Sat 1 & Sun 2 Dec, 10am – 6pm, Free Entry
Charity Stalls, Refreshments, Local Products, Unique Gifts
(Carol Service at 4pm on Sat 1 Dec - free mulled wine / mince pies after service.)

Edinburgh Christmas Run, Walk, Stroll and Santa Toddle
Inverleith Park / Royal Botanic Garden
Sun 2 Dec

Edinburgh Christmas 5k Run
9.30am, from £10

Edinburgh Christmas Walk (6 mile)
11am, from £10

Golden Tinsel Mile Walks
(1, 2 or 3 miles you choose the distance)
from £10

Edinburgh Santa Toddle
1pm Santa arrives
1.30pm The Santa Parade (under 6yrs old)
entry £5

Edinburgh's Grand Hogmanay Ball
Monday 31 January 2012 // 8.30pm – 1am // £60-£75
The Assembly Room, 54 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2LR

Welcome in the New Year in style at the famous George Street Assembly Rooms with Edinburgh's Grand Hogmanay Ball. Edinburgh has a worldwide reputation for holding the best New Year's Celebrations and what better way to celebrate than in the comfort and warmth of the £9.3m restored iconic Assembly Rooms.

Now in our 6th year, join us for a glittering and glamorous evening of fun as we dance to classic party tunes and traditional ceilidh music from our favourite band - The Strides. Included in the ticket price is a glass of Rocco Venezia Prosecco upon arrival and once you've worked up an appetite on the dance floor, there will be traditional haggis, neeps and tatties for everyone.

Get your friends and family together, book your tickets, then sit back, relax and look forward to a spectacular evening, seeing in the bells of 2013 with us. Make this your best Hogmanay ever!

Christmas in Queensferry

South Queensferry high street
6 Dec, 5:30pm–8:30pm

West End Late Night Shopping
Every Thursday from 29th Nov – 20 Dec

St Mary’s Christmas Markets
Broughton Street
1 Dec–23 Dec Sat & Sun 11am–7pm
Market stalls selling hot and cold food and handmade arts and crafts. Perfect for gifts, food on the move and recipe ideas

Edinburgh Craft Markets
Cafe Camino, Little King Street, 10 - 4.30pm, free entry, up to 30 stands selling luxury handmade items & luxury gifts
Saturdays from 24th November - 15th December

Stockbridge Sunday Market
Jubilee Gardens, every Sunday from 10am-5pm 

The exciting new venture aims to bring lots of quality foodstuffs, so whether you’re looking for something special for supper, a continental style lunch, or planning a dinner party

Glamour Day
Thursday 25th October
The George Hotel, George Street, 12 noon until late
Tickets on the door £20 

Glamour is the ultimate shopping and pampering experience just 8 weeks before Christmas, a place to get pampered, drink & chat and get organised for Christmas all under
one roof!

Edinburgh Printmakers
Christmas Multiples Market
Eat, drink, buy prints (or printed items) and be merry this convivial Christmas market,
2 Dec, 11am

Edinburgh Park Run
Every Sat at 9:30am and Tues 25th at 9:30am
Cramond / Silverknowes Promenade. Free timed weekly 5km run suited towards runners of all abilities.

The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Edinburgh
It's Good 2 Give Christmas Afternoon Tea
A Christmassy afternoon tea in aid of the charity It's Good 2 Give. 2 Dec, 2pm
The Wine Gang Christmas Fair

Assembly Rooms
Plan which tipples will grace your Christmas table this year with expert help from five of the UK's leading wine critics. With tutored tastings, masterclasses and shopping opportunities.
Sat 10 Nov, 12-6pm, £15

The Scotch Whisky Experience
Distillers Fair
Sat 29 Dec & Sun 30 Dec
10am – 5pm £12.75 (concessions £10.25, families £31)

Whiski Rooms
History of Scotch Whisky & Tasting, £15pp
22 & 23rd Nov, 6pm

Whisky & Cheese Tasting
£20pp / 7, 14, 21, 28 Dec at 6pm

Whisky & Chocolate Tasting
£20pp / 8, 15, 22, 29 Dec at 6pm

The Out of the Blue Drill Hall
0131 555 7100
Christmas Arts Market
Sat 1st and 8th Dec 11am – 5pm, 80p entry

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