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DECEMBER IN EDINBURGH

 

“FASTRACK THE FESTIVAL CITY OF EDINBURGH” WHILST STAYING AT THE MW GUESTHOUSE

While staying at MW Townhouse check out the following events...scroll down to see what's on at the theatres and galleries

 

Edinburgh Capital Christmas —
Hogmanay Winter Wonderland, Princes Street, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, EH2 3AA
Info: +44 (0)131 473 3800
+44 (0)131 473 3881
Princes Street Gardens, right in the centre of Edinburgh, is the location of the UK’s largest open-air ice rink for a few weeks each winter. Situated in the shadow of the stunning Edinburgh Castle, the huge rink plays host to professional ice skaters, curling tournaments and ice hockey competitions as well as general public skating. The rink is decorated with lights and all alongside are stalls selling food and drink to complement the winter atmosphere. Call for schedule and activity details

Hogmanay
21 Market St, Edinburgh, EH1 1BW
Info & tickets: +44 (0)131 473 1999

Hogmanay's New Year “First-Footing” started with the legacy of a tall, dark stranger appearing on the doorstep at midnight brandishing a lump of coal, which means good fortune for the new year. Since such a meeting was unlikely, locals started visiting each other's houses with food, coal and the odd alcoholic beverage for a party. Today the celebration culminates at “the bells” at midnight with a fireworks display over the Edinburgh Castle. There is also a program of events on New Year’s Day, including a “Loony dook” plunge into the Forth, a Triathlon, and street theatre.

A warm up to Edinburgh's famed Hogmany New Year's Eve party, this free fiesta features world music, dancing and entertainment for the whole family. This year features a massive pipe and drum band that will try to attempt to create a world record for the longest Strip the Willow fling ever! The Portobello Ceilidh Band will be providing the musical accompaniment for the dance. A Latin-Scotish-Folk band called Salsa Celtica will also be on hand to perform live, as will DJ Dolphin Boy and the African dance troupe Zuba.

 

IN THE THEATRES

 

Festival Theatre — 13–29 Nicolson Street Tel 0131-662-1112 
Features opera, ballet, drama, dance etc

 

Kings Theatre — 2 Leven Street, Tel 529 6000 
Drama, musicals and pantomimes at Christmas

 

Playhouse theatre — 18–22 Greenside Place Tel 0870 606 3424&
Home to the West End musicals




IN THE GALLERIES

National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound, Tel 0131 624 6200

Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Tel 0131 6246200

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road, Tel 0131 624 6200

Dean Gallery, 73 Belford Road, Tel 0131 624 6200 (closed 25th and 26th December)

 

City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Tel 0131 529 3993

The Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, Tel 0131 225 2383




Please be aware that events, venues and dates are likely to change and that MW Townhouse is not responsible for any changes made