What’s On In Edinburgh – January 2020
January in Edinburgh is usually the coldest month of the year and starts off with a gigantic street party in the city centre! And if that’s not wild enough, how about a quick New Years’ dip in the Firth of Fourth? In other words, the Scots won’t be put off by the cold and neither should you. Our Capital city has a wonderful collection of events this January so keep reading below to see What’s on in January in Edinburgh.
Message in the Skies is back from the 1st of January, this year showcasing Shorelines, a collection of letters to Scotland reflecting on our relationship with our seas, waters and coasts and our maritime heritage. Running until the 25th, the words of five celebrated writers will illuminate and animate landmarks around the city with a maritime theme this January.
Towards the end of the month the Burns & Beyond Festival and the Chinese New Year Festivals are collaborating for a very special programme of events, celebrating the alignment of Burns Night and Chinese New Year, which will both fall on 25 January 2020 – the year of the Rat.
Dates for your 2020 Diary
With another year full of exciting events throughout the city, we have compiled a small list below of some of the biggest events happing in the first half of 2020 to ensure you don’t miss out on tickets!
- Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival 1-2 February
- Scotland V England – 8 February
- Scotland V France – 8 March
- Scottish Ballet’s River Swan 9-11 April
- Scottish Vegan Festival – 19 April
- The Woman in Black 20-25 April
- Big Big Gin Festival – 25 April
- Edinburgh Marathon Festival – 23-24 May
- Whisky Festival – 6 June
- Edinburgh International Film Festival – 17-28 June
- Book of Mormon 17 June-4 July
- Royal Highland Show 18-21 June
- Foodies Festival – 31 July
- Edinburgh Festivals – August
- Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo – August
Continue reading to find out What’s On In Edinburgh in January
Music, Theatre & Comedy
|The Lion King
|Until 8th January
|28th January-1 February
|Scottish Dance Theatre
|Until 4th January
Culture & Arts
|Until 31st October 2020
|Scottish Galleries of Modern Art
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
|The Luxury of Time
|Until 26th January
|National Museum of Scotland
|Dinner with Darwin
|16th January *Free event
|Royal Scots Club
|Barbara Rae RA: Tapestries & Rugs
|Until 25th January 2020
Sport, Special Events & Workshops
|Message in the Skies
|Edinburgh Chinese New Year festival
|20th January-2nd February
|Giant Lanterns Lost World
|until 26th January
|Burns & Beyond
|21st January-9 February
|BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour
There’s plenty to do in the Capital as the New Year beings and we hope you can make the most of it!
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