Events in the Community: December 2016

Posted Wednesday 23 November 2016

Hansel & Gretel presented by the Scottish Ballet

Hansel & Gretel presented by the Scottish Ballet

The Santa Run

The Santa Run

At The Breadwinner, we love Edinburgh and we love Christmas. Being a family run business, we love the time it gives us to spend with our families. It also reminds us of all those families where Christmas will be a hard time…

So we thought we would share two local charities who do amazing work at Christmas, as well as share a taster of the events that are on in the upcoming month.

Supporting Local Charities this Christmas:

Caring Christmas Trees
Sick Kids Friends Foundation


Events on in Edinburgh this Christmas, enjoy!

SCOTMID CHRISTMAS MARKET’S

Strudels, Christmas bars, and the list goes on… We will be showcasing our festive and delicious Christmas range at Scotmid’s Christmas market between 2pm - 6pm. Come by and say hi to our friendly front-end office staff and our founders, Sean and Lesley! Find us in:

South Queensferry
When? Friday, December 2nd (2pm - 6pm)

Leven Street
When? Wednesday, December 7th (2pm - 6pm)

Pilrig
When? Thursday, December 8th (2pm - 6pm)

Broxburn
When? Wednesday, December 14th (2pm - 6pm)

EDINBURGH’S CHRISTMAS SANTA LAND

Featuring Santa’s Grotto, a Christmas Tree Maze, the Santa Train, and family-friendly rides the Race-a-Rama, Carousel, Helter Skelter, Ice Wall, Reindeer Ride, Crazy Cars and a Rollercoaster.
When? Happening now until December 25th
Where? East Princes Street Gardens
Find out further details on the Edinburgh’s Christmas website.

MORNINGSIDE MAKERS MARKET - Free!

Browse the market for locally made artisan crafts and goods (and find Xmas presents!)
When? Saturday, December 3th and Sunday, December 4th
Where? Columcille
Take a look at their Facebook page for more details.

KIDS FOODIE FUN DAY - Free!

Kids can try crepe art and make crepe with smiley faces. There are also crafts throughout the afternoon.
When? Saturday, December 3rd
Where? Greater Grassmarket
Find out more through the What’s On Edinburgh website.

CAROLS AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE

The Scottish Vocal Ensemble will provide an evening of Christmas Carols and seasonal music in the splendour of the Great Gallery. Complete the night with a walk through the decorated State Apartments and a enjoy a glass of wine, a mince pie and Christmas shopping with a 20% discount in the Palace of Holyroodhouse Shop.
When? December 6th only
Where? Palace of Holyroodhouse
Book tickets on their website.

THE SCOTTISH MARKET - Free!

A winter showcase of some of the best craft, food and drink that Scotland has to offer.
When? Now until December 24th
Where? West George Street
Further details of the market can be found here.

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

Watch 40 Christmas trees light up St Andrew’s and St George’s West sanctuary during this annual event. What’s also great about it? The Edinburgh Christmas Tree Festival supports and raises funds for local charities.
When? Begins December 10th until Christmas Eve
Where? St Andrew’s and St George’s West in the city centre
Find out more about the event here.

HANSEL & GRETEL – SCOTTISH BALLET

A family winter tradition. The Daily Telegraph says it is “Fizzing with mischief and magic.”
When? December 10th - December 31st
Where? Festival Theatre
Purchase tickets here (tutu’s not included).

SANTA RUN

A wonderful event to grab the family, a hot chocolate, and watch from the city’s centre or better yet—participate in. Either way, it is to raise money for children living with life threatening illnesses in Scotland for the ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ organization.
When? December 11th
Where? Princes Street Gardens
Learn about how you can participate!

SUMMERHALL CHRISTMAS MARKET - Free for kiddies only!

Festive market playing host to over 60 stalls from businesses across the city. Featuring locally sourced and fairtrade food, drinks, crafts and gift ideas.
When? Sunday December 11th
Where? Summerhall
Their website is linked here.

THE SCOTTISH CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL (XMAS SPECIAL)

Chocolatiers from all over Scotland, workshops, and live music… need we say more?
When? Saturday, December 17th and Sunday the 18th
Where? Biscuit Factory
You can book tickets through their Facebook event page.

BEDTIME STORIES EXHIBITION - Free!

If you need a break from all the Christmas activities, visit the Museum of Childhood. This exhibition celebrates the power of bedtime stories to inspire the imagination. Historic toys, magical projections and a collection of quilts by artists and amateurs create an atmospheric display for all the family.
When? Now until February 24th
Where? Museum of Childhood
Need further details about the exhibition? Find out here.

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