Edinburgh Pantomime at Christmas in December

There is some debate as to when pantomimes actually began: some historians say that they were introduced to England in the early 18th century, others reckon that it wasn't until 1804 when Cinderella was performed at Dury Lane, London. Regardless, Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a trip to the pantomime. And, if you're in Edinburgh for the festive season, there's quite a choice.

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Edinburgh New Year's Day 2019 - Things to do & Events

If you're in Edinburgh over Hogmanay and the New Year, don't worry, the party doesn't end on 31st December. The city's New Year programme has a schedule of events to keep us entertained well beyond Hogmanay itself and into the first few days of New Year 2019.

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Edinburgh Christmas Market 2018 - Ice Skating Rink & Dates

Christmas is a magical season, Edinburgh is a magical city, put the two together and you’re in for a memorable time. Despite the freezing temperatures, locals and visitors alike enjoy everything the city has to offer, especially the various Christmas markets.

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Dobbies Santa Grotto in Edinburgh at Christmas 2018

I don't actually own a garden but that's never stopped me enjoying a visit to the Edinburgh branch of Dobbies Garden Centres. And in December there's all the more reason to visit, because Santa will be there most days up until Christmas. For £11.99, bookable in advance at Dobbies Online youngsters can have a chat with Santa in his grotto at Dobbie and get a wee present to take home.

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Best Christmas Day Lunch & Dinner in Edinburgh 2018 - Menus & Restaurants

Andy Williams told us “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, but I’ll bet he didn’t have to do the washing up. How about leaving the dirty work to somebody else this Christmas, and enjoying your festive feast in one of Edinburgh’s favourite eateries. I’ve done the digging to find out who’s opening their doors on Christmas Day, so here are my top picks for this year:

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Edinburgh New Year Street Party - Hogmanay Tickets 2018

One of the world’s most renowned New Year’s celebrations, Edinburgh is THE place to visit for Hogmanay...

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Buying a Holiday Let – How to own the best holiday rental apartment in Edinburgh

This is a difficult question, and can be answered in many different ways by industry experts. It will obviously depend on your budget and potentially your affinity to certain types of property. But let’s use the example of the “ideal” apartment:

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Edinburgh Doors Open Day 2018

The free two-day Edinburgh Doors Open Day on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September looks guaranteed to bring some fun to the city after the Fringe ends in August. The event will give access to dozens of city buildings normally out of bounds to the public - and free entry to many places that usually charge. Regularly seeing over 100 buildings participate, the event's locations in the past have ranged from a lighthouse to a curling house, and from the City Chambers to an infantry barracks.

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The Edinburgh International Festival

For more than 70 years, Edinburgh has been the place to be during the month of August. People from all around the world come to the city for the same reason: the Edinburgh International Festival.

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 - Dates, Accommodation & 2 for 1 Comedy Tickets

Visit Edinburgh and experience the world famous Festival! Festival season is underway in Edinburgh and it’s almost time for the launch of the largest of the bunch - The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The largest arts and culture festival in the world, The Fringe, sees thousands of performers flock to the city each year for three weeks. The award-winning shows, fantastic performers and amazing venues make the festival unique and incredibly successful.

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