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Visit Edinburgh’s Virgin Money Street of Light

The Virgin Money Street of Light is a breathtaking new event set to light up Edinburgh’s Old Town this Christmas.

Stretching from St Andrew’s Day (30th November) to Christmas Eve (24th December), an architectural installation of 26 arches of 60,000 lights will run along the Royal Mile, from City Chambers to the Tron Kirk. Enter this stunning canopy of light, rising up to 19 metres high,
and listen to music sung and played by choirs from across Edinburgh synchronised to the lights. Music will include songs fron the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, the Edinburgh Gay Men’s Chorus, the Edinburgh Police Choir and the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union.

Reserve a free ticket for Edinburgh’s newest attraction…

The Virgin Money Street of Lights is a free event, tickets simply have to be reserved online at www.virginmoneystreetoflight.com

When can I see the Street of Light?

  • Monday – Saturday: 6.30pm & 8.15pm
  • Sunday: 5.30pm & 7.30pm

The event lasts for 20 minutes


Charlie Wood, director of Underbelly, said:

“We have had the most sensational opening 24hrs with over 48,000 free tickets allocated, and the website continues to be inundated with no sign of this slowing down. So, I advise everyone to book NOW to avoid disappointment. It’s just incredible to hear that we have had requests from people from all over the world, but it simply reinforces the message that Edinburgh is the place to be this Christmas.”

Andrew Elmer who is chairman of the Royal Mile Business Association said:

“The Royal Mile Business Association are proud to support the Virgin Money Street Of Lights and we are delighted to see the incredible global response to the first 24 hours of ticket bookings. 
This demonstrates the special appeal of such a spectacular and unique light show in such an iconic street in a City that is truly dazzling over Christmas!”

Virgin Money Street of Light is made possible with the support of Virgin Money and is also part of Edinburgh’s St Andrew’s Day celebrations with support from Scotland’s Winter Festivals. The Virgin Money Street of Light is supported by the Royal Mile Business Association and local businesses.


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