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