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The Top Christmas Shows in Edinburgh

2018 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, 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 this Christmas.

Beauty and the Beast Pantomime

Cast of Beauty and the Beast PantomimeKings Theatre, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ

This magical classic fairy tale will be brought to life at Kings Theatre. Perfect for children and adults alike. In this King’s Panto in Edinburgh, there will be lots of comedy and fun, with plenty of “oh no he didn’t” and “it’s behind you” moments.

1st December 2018 to 20th January 2019

Kinky Boots

Cast of Kinky Boots the musicalEdinburgh Playhouse, 18-22 Greenside Lane, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA

This year, Kinky Boots will be playing at Edinburgh Playhouse. This dazzling show is based on a true story and is full of drama, high energy and stilettos! Starring Paula Lane from Coronation Street and West End Stars, Kayi Ushi and also Joel Harper-Jackson.

10th December 2018 to 5th January 2019

Doris, Dolly & the Dressing Room Divas… at Christmas!

Close up of a dressing room mirror lit upRose Theatre, 204 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AZ

Filled with glitter, music comedy and seasonal entertainment, Doris, Dolly and the Dressing Room Divas follows the backstage lives of Doris, Dolly, Judy and Liza.

Until 16th December 2018

Royal Scottish National Orchestra at the Movies Christmas Concert (featuring The Snowman)

Conductors hands with dark backgroundUsher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EA

Everyone remember the classic Snowman animation that fills our screens with joy every Christmas. Now, the Royal Scottish Nation Orchestra at the Movies will bring it to life on stage, along with other movie classic songs. The Snowman will be screened alongside the music, and will be narrated by Jamie MacDougall. A perfect festive sing-along evening for all the family.

21st December 2018

Wendy and Peter Pan

Night sky with stars and a crescent moonThe Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX

Perfect for all ages, the classic story of Wendy and Peter Pan will be brought to life on stage at the Lyceum Theatre. Watch Peter Pan fly through this air and follow his fun adventures with Wendy, Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys. Full of fairy dust and Captain Hook swash-buckling fun, this is a must-see show this Christmas.

Until 5th January 2019

Carols by Candlelight

Lit church candlesUsher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EA

Sing along to your classic Christmas favourites with the Consort of Voices choir, Mozart Festival Orchestra and soprano Rowan Pierce. Dressed in 18th-century costumes, you’ll be mesmerised by the beautiful voices led by conductor, Michael Bawtree, in Carols by Candlelight.

19th December 2018

Silent Light

Woman with headphones enjoying musicGeorge Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JZ

The debut of Silent Light will blend Edinburgh’s spectacular Street of Light display with music through silent disco headphones. Here, you’ll enjoy the ultimate street party sing and dancing under 60,000 dazzling lights synchronised to music heard through your headphones. Shows last 20 minutes. 

Until 1st January 2018


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

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