Christmas school holidays 2019: when do the schools break up for Christmas in Edinburgh and the Lothians - and when they're back in January 2020

The Christmas holidays are almost upon us, with children across Edinburgh and the Lothians looking forward to two whole weeks of freedom.

Saturday, 14th December 2019, 7:45 am

With so much to organise, from Christmas dinner to New Year’s Eve celebrations, it’s good to be prepared for when the kids are off school.

Here are the Christmas holiday dates for Edinburgh and the Lothians, from December 2019 to January 2020.

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You could trust your kids to tell you when the holidays begin and end. Then again... Picture: Shutterstock

Edinburgh

Autumn term ends - Friday 20 December 2019.

Christmas holidays - Monday 23 December 2019 to Wednesday 8 January 2020

Spring term starts - Thursday 9 January 2020

Two full weeks of holiday! What will you get up to? Picture: Shutterstock

East Lothian

Autumn term ends - Friday 20 December 2019.

Christmas holidays - Monday 23 December 2019 to Tuesday 7 January 2020

Spring term starts - Wednesday 8 January 2020

Midlothian Council

Term ends – Friday 20 December 2019

Christmas holiday – Monday 23 December to Monday 6 January

Spring term starts - Tuesday 7 January 2020

West Lothian Council

Term ends – Friday 20 December 2019

Christmas holiday – Monday 23 December to Monday 6 January

Spring term starts – Tuesday 7 January

For more information on 2019/2020 school term dates and school holidays, go to mygov.scot