This month it’s all about the festivities, so highlights for the month of December are Edinburgh’s Christmas, and of course the famous Edinburgh Hogmanay Party.
Scotland Events December 2019….
Glasgow Christmas Markets
9th November – 23rd December 2019, St Enoch Square
Lots of food and drink plus traders from across the globe, as well as closer to home, selling artisan products and high quality crafts.
16th November 2019 – 4th January 2020, Edinburgh
Centred around Princes Street Gardens. The Light Night, the Traditional German Christmas Market, Santa’s Reindeer Garden, The Edinburgh Wheel, The Great Scottish Santa Run and Winter Wonderland and more, for the ultimate festive experience.
Dundee Santa Dash
1st December 2019, Dundee City Square
We will once again be raising money for The ARCHIE Foundation and are hoping to get over 1000 “Santas” taking part and getting into the Festive Spirit.
The Big Sleep Out
7th December 2019, Edinburgh
Charity event, raising money with a worldwide sleep out to end homelessness globally.
Christmas Charity Festival
7th – 8th December 2019, Edinburgh
Great Scottish Events is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise. Our main aim is to organise events on behalf of Scottish Charities, and the charities keep 100% of all money raised. Over 30 charity stalls, 5K and 10K runs, Christmas Walk, Tinsel Walk, The Santa Toddle, and The Santa Parade. Great fun for the whole family while helping deserving charities.
Edinburgh Santa Run
The 2.5km event will start at 1pm after a special Christmas warm up. Special prizes for the best dressed pushchairs and best dressed dogs.
14th – 31st December 2019, SEC, Glasgow
A swashbuckling family adventure as the Jolly Roger navigates the perilous high seas and throws anchor in the Clyde.
Glasgow Santa Dash
Santa Claus is coming to town. Step into your Santa suit and join him and thousands of other Santas for a festive 5K run!
Irn Bru Carnival
20th December 2019 – 12th January 2020, SECC Glasgow
Europe’s largest indoor fun fair, with over 60 rides and attractions, as well as new and exciting additions for thrill seekers, families and more kids rides than ever.
30th December 2019 – 1st January 2020, Edinburgh
The world’s greatest New Year party with days and nights of amazing events and fun, with the traditional torchlit procession, street performers, fireworks, concerts, ceilidh, and of course, the big Hogmanay party itself.
31st December 2019, Archerfield Walled Garden, Dirleton
Enjoy the party with a cocktail on arrival, a delicious 4 course dinner, fizz at the bells, Auld Lang Syne, and dancing til the wee hours.
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MAJOR EVENTS IN SCOTLAND ….
Edinburgh Military Tattoo: You’ll have to book your Edinburgh Military Tattoo tickets early if you want to see this magnificent spectacle, and internationally acclaimed event, set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival: One of the world’s largest arts events, the Festival stages more than 2,000 shows in hundreds of theatres, and a lot more.
Edinburgh Hogmanay: Year after year the Hogmanay street party brings something new: Torchlight Procession, Carnival, Street Theatre and more.
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