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What’s on in Edinburgh this December … besides Christmas

By now you know Christmas in Edinburgh is in full swing. You’ve seen the markets, you’ve gone high-flying above Scott Monument and you’ve hitched a ride on the Santa express. You’ve visited the markets and mazes, joined in the festivals and festivities and booked your tickets to the never-ending line up of Christmas entertainment. With so much going on this December, something is bound to slip through the cracks. To help you stay on top of what’s on in Edinburgh this December, we’ve thrown together some other merry activities and wee happenings you may or may not know about.

Running For a Worthy Claus

Starting our “what’s on in Edinburgh” list off on the right foot, we’ve got the annual Edinburgh Santa Run. So grab your trusty Santa suit (we know you’ve got one), put on your running shoes and join hundreds of fellow Santas raise funds for the ‘When you wish upon a star’ charity on the 13th of December.

Drive In Time Out

Once your running shoes and Santa suit are safely stored in the back of your closet, take some time out for yourself with an Edinburgh Christmas Movie Marathon. From the 19th till the 23rd of December, the Royal Highland Centre will be hosting a Drive In Movie Spectacular on the world’s biggest LED screen. That’s right. The big screen literally just got bigger. Showing all your favourite Christmas classics, you can enjoy a host of family blockbusters, Christmas movies and some action-packed entertainment from behind the wheel.

Empty rugby stadiumClash of The Rugby Titans

If you’re tackling what’s on in Edinburgh once Christmas is over, you can always catch one of the biggest sporting clashes of the year. With nothing but pride on the line (not to mention year-long bragging rights), Glasgow will take on Edinburgh on the 27th of December at BT Murrayfield in the battle for the 1872 Scottish Cup.

Toast the Bells and Welcome in the New Year

When it comes to what’s on in Edinburgh this December, no list would be complete without at least some mention of Hogmanay. From the torchlight procession and fireworks displays, to the world-famous street party, outdoor Ceilidh and concert in the gardens, there is nothing better than toasting the bells and kicking off the New Year in a 3-day Hogmanay Festival in our beautiful capital city.

So there you have it. While we’ve only touched the tip of the “what’s on in Edinburgh” iceberg, it’s good to know there’s more to Edinburgh this December than simply Christmas. Enjoy the holly-days.

Fireworks lit up to read 2016

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