Video: Ten Edinburgh festivities to get you in the Christmas mood
All around the city, Edinburgh has hundreds of special events to fill you with festive cheer.
Pantomimes are a quintessential British Christmas tradition, and with Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland and Beauty and The Beast all showing this winter, it’s a fairytale way to ignite your holiday season.
If pantos are a bit “behind you” (oh no they’re not!) then Shrek the Musical and Scottish Ballet performing The Nutcracker are just two of countless shows you can catch with your big kid friends this Christmas.
Is there a better Christmas film than A Muppet’s Christmas Carol? Probably... but don’t let that stop you seeing it, and many more archive festive films, showing at cinemas around the city.
There’s some exciting new attractions this year too, with the theatrical displays and burlesque subversion of La Clique Noel returning home to where it all began at the Edinburgh Fringe more than 13 years ago.
Luckily you don’t have to go far on a winter adventure - warm up with a whisky at the Ice Bar and pet the sub-zero reindeer ice sculptures at the George Street Ice Adventure on a journey through frozen Scotland.
Whatever you do, don’t leave it too late to embrace the festive feeling. With this much on in Edinburgh, there’s really no excuse.