Edinburgh Winter Treasures

What better time to visit the historic city of Edinburgh than during its annual transformation for Christmas and Hogmanay. Allow our knowledgeable concierge at The Balmoral to direct you to the city’s most colourful winter happenings. Explore enchanting displays of twinkling lights as we reveal our insider insights into the most captivating cultural events, from creative exhibitions to lively musicals.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s Light Trail

17th November – 30th December, 2022

Stroll through tunnels lit up with more than a million dazzling lights, watch flames flicker in a fire garden and dance beneath giant baubles. Sway to the sounds of the season on a wander through the Royal Botanic Garden with a warming cup of hot chocolate in hand.

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol, The Royal Lyceum Theatre

24th November, 2022 – 31st December, 2023

Charles Dickens’s famed, festive tale of redemption, A Christmas Carol, is coming to Edinburgh this Christmas. Watch as The Royal Lyceum Theatre transforms into the cobbled streets of Victorian London and Ebenezer Scrooge, Marley’s ghost, Tiny Tim, and other iconic characters come to life. 

Under the creative eye of Tony Cownie, renowned Scottish writer and director, experience the magic of this festive staple in the city of its birth.

Knitwear: Chanel to Westwood, Dovecot Studios

15th October, 2022 – 11th March, 2023

One for fashion lovers, Dovecot Studios will host a major exhibition featuring the fashion inspirations of the 20th century. With more than 150 pieces of wollens, embark on a journey to explore artistic movements, such as Modernism, Pop and Punk, in addition to technologies which have changed the face of knitwear collections for major luxury brands today.

The Snow Queen: A Glittering Winter Tale

19th November, 2022- 10th December, 2022

The inspiration for Frozen, the all-time favourite musical film, Hans Christian Andersen’s classic is back to Edinburgh with a sparkling production. After its roaring success in 2019, The Snow Queen promises to transport you to a frosty, magical wonderland with a story of love and friendship set to the grand soundtracks of Rimsky-Korsakov performed by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

For more information contact: concierge.balmoral@roccofortehotels.com

©Andy Ross / Scottish Ballet, The Snow Queen, ©Sonia Sieff, ©Matthew Andrews / Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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