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What’s On In Edinburgh – December 2019

December in Edinburgh is a magical time and here at Dickins, we love the season and all that comes with it! With all the glistening markets and light shows around the city, it may be getting dark earlier but Edinburgh is shining through. We want to thank you for supporting us this year and are inspired to jump into 2020 with your continued support and a lot of exciting things happening at Dickins.

A busy time for all, we hope you spend quality time with loved ones, celebrate, rest and reflect on all 2019 has brought and look excitedly into 2020 with us.

Last month we were thrilled to finally share one of our most exciting new homes with you Our London Street Home – The Story and of course brought you timely recommendations for some of the Best Soup Spots in Town  and the Best places in Edinburgh for Christmas Day Lunch.

Finally, the launch of our Free Little Library brought such joy to the office, we take such pride in checking each day to see if there is anything new inside! We hope you have spotted our little library if you’ve come along Dundas Street. If not, we highly recommend a visit.

December 2019

Credit: TheLyceum/AnEdinburghChristmasCarol

With so much happening it has been hard to pick a few highlights but here’s what we think you may enjoy most…

Don’t miss out on the Jupiter Artland Christmas Fair and Hopetoun House Shopping Fair both taking place THIS WEEKEND!

The Lion King is undoubtedly the must see of the season, with an inspiring cast bringing the story to life, there are still a few last minute tickets available if you haven’t got yours yet.

This weekend Tom Fletcher of McFly will be in town to launch his two new children’s books at the Assembly Rooms,  a great day out for the kids with books, games and imagination! Get your tickets here.

If you are around Stockbridge on the weekend of the 7th you might just find yourself a spectator of a Santa Parade for the Edinburgh Christmas Charity Festival, which along with Santa’s Grotto will be hosting fun runs over the weekend.

There are of course many festive events taking place in Edinburgh this December so please see below a small selection of what we think you may like.

Continue reading to find out What’s On In Edinburgh in December

Music, Theatre & Comedy


What? When? Where?
The Lion King 5th December-8 January Edinburgh Playhouse

Lewis Capaldi – One Night Only

5th December Usher Hall
Scottish Ballet – The Snow Queen   7th-29th December Festival Theatre
Love Actually – Live in Concert 15th December Usher Hall
 Now-4th January Lyceum Theatre

Culture & Arts

What? When? Where?

Beyond Realism – Dada and Surrealism

Until 31st October 2020 Scottish Galleries of Modern Art

Literary Lunch

10 December

Royal Scots Club 

Tom Fletcher – THE CHRISTMASAURUS AND THE WINTER WITCH book launch 1st December Assembly Rooms
Rob Roy MacGregor – Historic Environment Scotland Until March 2020  Edinburgh Castle
Our Linen Stories Until January 2020 Dovecot Studios

Sport, Special Events & Workshops


What? When? Where?
Christmas at The Botanics Until  20th December Royal Botanic Garden
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 31st December-1st January City Centre
Giant Lanterns Lost World until 26th January Edinburgh Zoo 
World’s Biggest Sleep out (to tackle homelessness)  7th December Princes Street Gardens
Christmas Charity Festival  7th & 8th December Inverleith Park and Stockbridge


There’s plenty to do in the capital this month. Have a great December!


Are you planning to visit family or friends in Edinburgh this holiday season?

Why not book your accommodation with Dickins? Our friendly staff are always on hand to find the perfect home from home for you, perhaps our Stafford Street home is just what you are looking for.


Visiting Edinburgh this year? Browse our beautiful homes here.

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