9 Christmas events in Edinburgh to enjoy this weekend

Tomorrow the Christmas countdown begins in earnest as we enter into December.

Friday, 30th November 2018, 7:56 am
Updated Friday, 30th November 2018, 10:10 am

If you’re looking to get into the festive spirt this weekend, here are eight events we recommend.

o Edinburgh Santa Parade – tomorrow at 10am from Saunders Street to Inverleith Park

o Christmas Charity Festival – tomorrow from 10.30am and Sunday from 9am at Inverleith Park

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Edinburgh's Christmas. Picture: Andrew O'Brien
Edinburgh's Christmas. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

o Santa’s Grotto – tomorrow – children can meet Father Christmas at the forest craft grotto, which was one of last year’s star attractions, between 10.45am-5.30pm and Sunday 9.30am-5.30pm

o 50th Anniversary Edinburgh Christmas Walk – tomorrow at 11.15am

o Edinburgh Golden Tinsel Mile Walks – tomorrow – participants can choose between a one, two and three-mile route for a bit of fun at 11.15am

o Carol Service – tomorrow at 3pm followed by mince pies and mulled wine

o Edinburgh Christmas Run – Sunday – featuring a 5k run at 9.30am followed by a 10k run at 11am with more than 1000 people already signing up. Special prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female runners

o Santa Toddle & Parade – Sunday – meet Santa Claus at 1.15pm as he parades his reindeer behind the George Watson’s Pipe and Drums before joining the Santa Toddle from 1.30pm