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 – 22nd 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.
Santa And The Snow
16th November – 24th December 2019, INTU Braehead
Sing along on the New-for-2019 Polar Express Snow Train as you travel from INTU Braehead to Santa’s Workshop. Dance beside the Penguin Band and watch Santa’s Elves making toys for all the children around the world.
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.
Paisley First Winterfest
23rd November – 30th December 2019, Paisley
Be sure to get your winter woolies on and grab the rest of the family to embrace the festivities. We’ll give Santa and his reindeer a day off on Christmas Day but you can be sure of a jolly welcome throughout the winter.
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.
Edinburgh Santa Run
1st December 2019, West princes Street Gardens
Santa’s will run, walk and stroll around West Princes Street Gardens, raising money to grant the Wishes of children for When You Wish Upon a Star.
Jingle Bell Fun Run
1st December 2019, Barshaw Park, Paisley
Wear jingle bells on your hats, jackets, gloves, shoes or wherever you choose, and be part of an amazing Jingle Bell orchestra! Bells will be provided. Fancy dress is optional.
Christmas Shopping Fayre
3rd December 2019, Stirling Castle
Showcasing the very best of local Scottish brands, crafts and fine foods and drink.
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.
Breakfast With Santa
7th – 8th December, Airdrie
Includes: Breakfast, children’s entertainer, meet Santa, reindeer dust and selection box.
Glasgow Santa Dash
8th December 2019, Glasgow
Santa Claus is coming to town. Step into your Santa suit and join him and thousands of other Santas for a festive 5K run!
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.
Santa Fun Run & Elf Dash
15th December 2019, Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith
Run as Santa Claus for a most worthy cause. Our festive Santa fun run through the magical woodlands of Dalkeith Country Park.
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.
Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks
31st December 2019, Stirling Castle
Spectacular fireworks display and hot food vendors in the grounds of Stirling Castle.
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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