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What to do this weekend: 12-13 Dec

What to do this weekend: 12-13 Dec

Not too long before Christmas and so many cool events happening in town. I will not mention the Christmas market here, as you have probably visited several times (or at least once to sip some hot toddies).

Virgin Money Street of Lights (until 24th Dec)

This event is free, but ticketed. Reserve your free tickets here. Do not worry if you still have not got tickets and the performance you wish to attend is sold out - an extra 500 tickets are released at 9pm the evening before.

If you are into whisky, there is a special 'Whisky Enlightenment' tour at The Scotch Whisky Experience which you can attend before or after the performance (15 gbp).


Christmas at the Pitt

Say hello to Edinburgh's brand new street food market at Pitt Street. Vendors include The Crema Caravan, Barnacles and Bones and many others. Keep up-to-date: Facebook event.

Out of the Blue Xmas Art Market + Bruncheon

Entry 1 gbp. More than 100 artists and makers will be selling their work, so surely you will be able to find some unique Christmas gifts. There will be live music and mulled wine to put you in festive mood. Facebook event.

Roy Lichtenstein: Performing Costume, 11am&2pm

Love pop art? Visit the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) to see the new dance performance of the Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh College - inspired by Lichtenstein's work. Find out more about the event here. No booking required and the event is free. If you are near Princes Street, you can catch the regular free Gallery Bus which takes you to the Modern.


Summerhall Christmas Market

Entry 2 gbp. Expect festive carols, Gluhwein and a great range of local stallholders including The Marshmallow Lady, Jupiter Artland and several Summerhall residents. Can I tempt you with naming some of the food vendors? Harajuku KitchenNinja Buns and The Crema Caravan will all be there! Find a detailed list of vendors here, plus the Facebook event.

Edinburgh Printmakers Christmas Market

Buy your Christmas presents from local artists - prints, cards, jewellery and textiles. Catering by the Manna House Bakery. Facebook event.

Have a nice weekend!

What to do this weekend: 19-20 Dec

What to do this weekend: 19-20 Dec

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