Scotland events highlights for January (having recovered from the new year) include the finale of Edinburgh’s Christmas, Celtic Connections and the Speciality Food Show.
Scotland Events January 2020….
30th December 2019 – 1st January 2020, Edinburgh
The world’s greatest New Year party goes on for three 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.
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.
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.
Lumphanan Detox 10K
2nd January 2020, Aberdeenshire
The 10km (almost circular) course begins with a long, steady incline – for about 2km.
Great Stirling Castle Run
11th January 2020, Stirling
Kick start the new year by overcoming the multi-terrain course through historic Stirling on paths, roads and trails.
16th January – 2nd February 2020, Glasgow
Scottish talent and artists from all over the world perform in ceilidhs and concerts across Glasgow, in what has become the worlds biggest winter music festival.
Scotland’s Speciality Food Show
19th – 21st January 2020, SECC, Glasgow
Merging two of last year’s highly successful shows, these two great trade fairs provide even more reasons to visit.
Scotland’s Trade Fair
19th – 21st January 2020, SECC, Glasgow
Thousands of products in Clothing, Textiles, Jewellery, Fashion Accessories, Clan Products, Beauty & Bath Products, Stationery, Giftware & more.
Chinese New Year Festival
20th January – 2nd February 2020, Edinburgh
Celebrating the beginning of the Year of the Rat, which begins on Saturday 25th January.
Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour
21st – 22nd January 2020, P&J Live, Aberdeen
Take in the live performance of this popular show.
Royal Yacht Britannia Burns Night
24th & 25th January 2020, Edinburgh
Celebrating the birth of Robert Burns, our national poet, Burns nights are celebrated in pubs and clubs nationwide. Most do not offer online booking, but this is one of Scotland’s classics.
Come Gin With Us
26th January 2020, Dalziel Park Hotel, Motherwell
An afternoon of gin and dancing, showcasing Caorunn, Eden Mill, Biggar Gin and Hills & Harbour. A selection of local gins is sure to quench your thirst.
Up Helly Aa
28th January 2020, Lerwick, Shetland
Experiences to be had by all from the celebration of our history, the sight of the Guizer Jarl, and his Jarl Squad marching through the town.
Celebrate Burns Night
31st January 2020, Drumpellier Golf Club, Coatbridge
Celebrate Burns Night with a 3 course meal, live music and recitals.
31st January – 29th February 2020, Glencoe
A month of good beer, good music, pub quizzes, whisky tasting masterclass, and maybe some snow. What more could you want?
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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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