The Top Christmas Shows in Edinburgh

2023 must-see Christmas shows in Edinburgh

No Christmas season is complete without a trip to see a festive theatre show. There’s something for everyone this year, from comedy pantos with famous faces, to festive musical concerts. So, whatever your age, you’ll be sure to find entertainment in our magical capital city. Here are the Christmas shows in Edinburgh we are most looking forward to!

The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan

Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9FT

25th November 2023 – 31st December 2023

An all-time favourite story, join Peter Pan as he sets sail on a brand-new adventure. Returning for another year to the Festival Theatre, are pantomime favourites Allan Stewart, Grant Stott and Jordan Young. 

With amazing special effects, stunning sets, beautiful costumes and barrel-loads of laughter, The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan will take your whole family on a swashbuckling trip to Neverland like never before! Book your tickets.

See what last year’s audience had to say about the panto at the Festival Theatre.

The Muppets Christmas Carol – Film with Live orchestra

Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EA

27th November 2023

The 1992 musical comedy that is beloved by so many is coming to Edinburgh on tour this Christmas, accompanied by a live orchestra. Watch this film like never before at the Usher Hall for as little as £30.25. Book your tickets.

Take a look at the Scrooge song from the original Muppet Christmas Carol.

Big Big Christmas Party

O2 Academy Edinburgh

2nd December 2023

One of the biggest and best festive shows in town (and Scotland), the Big Big Christmas Party features a three-course dinner, incredibly festive entertainment, live music, festive novelties, photo booths and even a bit of karaoke! Book your tickets.

People dancing at a party with Father Christmas
Have a great time at the O2 Big Big Christmas Party

Sleeping Booty

The Three Sisters Edinburgh, 139 Cowgate, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1JS

6th – 23rd December 2023

If you’re looking for something more adult, this adult pantomime might be just the ticket! With sparkling decor and costumes, an utterly filthy and all your favourite cheesy anthems, fun, frolics, laughter and audience participation. Get ready for a night you won’t forget in a hurry, oh no you won’t! Book your tickets.

Aljiaz and Janette Dancing in a Winter Wonderland

Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EA

17th December 2023

For the Strictly Come Dancing fans out there, Edinburgh is hosting a night of wonderful dancing from Strictly legends this year. Bringing you a nigh full of festive song and dance, the Winter Wonderland show from Alijaz and Janette will be full of passionate, emotive and festive dances, and is the couple’s first live show since becoming parents! Book your tickets.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Christmas at the Movies

Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EA

18th December 2023

Jamie Macdougall and Roderick Dunk bring you a night full of sumptuous festive sounds, with tracks from Hollywood’s Golden Age, Disney favourites and John Williams blockbusters, as well as incredible surprises dotted throughout the lineup. It’s a night you won’t soon forget! Book your tickets.

Film movie Background - Clapperboard And Film
Enjoy the music of the movies

Christmas by Candelight

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, Eh2 2LR

16th December 2023

With a West End cast and a live band, this Christmas show is a night packed full of classic Christmas songs performed with passion, excitement and plenty of festivity. Sing-along songs like White Christmas, Let It Snow and Winter Wonderland have all found their way onto the lineup, and the stars can’t wait to sing them with you this Christmas. Book your tickets.

So, why not check out what’s on this Christmas and book your favourite festive show now? At Parliament House, you’ll find cosy, comfortable rooms, just a short stroll from theatres, attractions, and Christmas shows in Edinburgh. The festivities await!