The Edinburgh Reporter
ESSENTIAL CHRISTMAS LISTINGS...
HERE IS A selection of what is on in
Edinburgh this month. (Look for further details on Facebook before finalising your plans). Remember the year-round markets at Leith on Saturdays, Stockbridge on Sundays, the original Farmers' Market at Castle Terrace on Saturdays and the market at Portobello on the first Saturday of each month.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Inverleith St Serf's from 1 - 4 December 2021 with the St Serf's Players.
THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL LIVE IN CONCERT
Usher Hall on 2 December.
CHRISTMAS BAROQUE BY CANDLELIGHT WITH LONDON CONCERTANTE
3 December 7.30pm at St Giles Cathedral.
OUT OF THE BLUE (OOTB) CHRISTMAS ARTS MARKETS
Saturday 4 and 11 December, from 11am - 5pm, £2/£1 Artwork and crafts for sale direct from the artists in the relaxed atmosphere of OOTB. Over the two dates, more than 100 artists and makers will be selling their work, ranging from paintings, prints and photography through fashion , jewellery and textiles to ceramics, soft furnishings and design . The licensed Drill Hall cafe will be open, serving delicious and wholesome meals, snacks and refreshments.
GLOW SCOTTISH DESIGN FAIR
At Dovecot, 4 and 5 December. Celebrating the best in local design, GLOW is back again this December. A curated selling event, GLOW is brought to you by the producers of CLOTH. This is the perfect opportunity to support local makers, take part in a creative workshop, and pick up festive gifts, accessories, and homeware. GLOW takes place on the Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony. Admission: £3
SPECTACLE OF LIGHT
Dalkeith Country Park returns from 4 December and runs until 2 January.
CHRISTMAS DRIVE-IN TOUR AT MURRAYFIELD ICE RINK
4 and 5 December £33 per car Christmas is upon us, and we can't wait to showcase some of the best festive hits, coming to a location near you! Come and join us for a night of quizzes, comedy and film! Our contactless experience is seamless enough for you to enjoy from the comfort and safety of your car.
At Summerhall there are online and in person events this year. Either browse the Online Christmas Market on their website, or head to Summerhall on Sunday 5 December for this year's in-person market. This year, Summerhall is offering you the best of both worlds,
They have hand-picked 50 of their favourite independent Scottish sellers and makers, and will be celebrating the local businesses throughout the festive season. All stallholders will keep 100% of their profits.
CHRISTMAS MARKET MAKERS
Support the Makers, 5 and 19 December at Old Dr Bell's Baths
A huge line up of super talented Makers will attend the Christmas Market from 10am - 4pm.
Showcasing a beautiful selection of locally curated handmade products, ranging from food, home wear, jewellery, art, accessories & textiles. Advance Tickets are on sale now. Tickets also available at the door. Children under 16 are free.
(And on 19 December at Bellfield Porty. Search for Support the Makers Christmas Market on Facebook.)
OCEAN TERMINAL CHRISTMAS MARKET
5, 12, 19 and 23 December. Santa's Grotto and a makers' market with handcrafted gifts on the ground floor.
LOVE ACTUALLY IN CONCERT
6 December Usher Hall. The film is screened with live orchestra playing. Ticketmaster to book.
HOPETOUN HOUSE CHRISTMAS MARKET
10-12 December. The annual Christmas Shopping Fair with Afternoon Tea will return to Hopetoun House on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th December from 10am – 4.30pm. Tickets must be pre booked online and in advance. All visitors will be required to show a Covid passport in order to gain entry to the event. Online booking for Afternoon Tea in the Carriage Room is now open and you can book below. Make sure you pre-book both the fair and afternoon tea.
ST JOHN'S CHURCH POP UP SHOP FOR CARDS FOR GOOD CAUSES
The U.K.'s largest charity Christmas card retailer, is now open at St John's
Episcopal Church, Princes Street until 18 December.
FIVE SISTERS ZOO
From 1 - 23 December with Christmas Zoo illuminations
THE NUTCRACKER AT THE FESTIVAL THEATRE
Costumes plucked from the most gorgeous chocolate box, and Tchaikovsky's score to transport you to a land of dreams, with a story lifted straight from the pages of a classic fairy tale.
ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA
You could have your own Royal Christmas. Britannia is a magical venue during the festive season and is a stunning setting for dinners and evening receptions, for either a corporate celebration or private occasion. They will serve traditional Christmas Dinner for 40+ guests.
For the more modest enjoy a scone and a cup of tea in their Tea Room with your admission. Or try their sister ship Fingal for breakfast afternoon tea or dinner.
A longer comprehensive set of listings can be viewed online at theedinburghreporter.co.uk