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What’s on this Winter?

Winter has arrived and there is no place like Edinburgh to celebrate the festivities especially as the landscape of the capital becomes more mouthwatering when the temperature drops and a spot of snow arrives. No matter what time of year you visit Edinburgh, you’re guaranteed to be spoilt rotten for things to do and see but as Autumn comes to an end the city becomes livelier again with the arrival of the well-renowned Christmas market and Hogmanay celebrations. Although as the new year arrives the city calms down somewhat there are endless things for you to do whilst exploring the Scottish capital, whether you are exploring Edinburgh on a long weekend with friends or a week away with family you will always be guaranteed a warm welcome.

 

Music, Theatre and Comedy

January 2023

My Fair Lady, Edinburgh Playhouse, 14 Dec – 7 Jan

Panto: Snow White, Festival Theatre, 17 Dec – 22 Jan

Final Fling featuring Tide Lines, Princes Street Gardens,1 Jan

Shen Yun, Edinburgh Playhouse, 11 – 12 Jan

Sing-a-Long-a Encanto, Edinburgh Playhouse, 14 Jan

Kula Shaker, Liquid Room, 19 Jan

Mc Fleetwood, Freddie, Queen Experience, O2 Academy, 20 Jan

Burns, Edinburgh Playhouse, 20 – 21 Jan

Jersey Boys, Edinburgh Playhouse, 24 Jan – 4 Feb

Hey Duggee Live, Festival Theatre, 27 – 29 Jan

An Inspector Calls, Festival Theatre, 31 Jan – 4 Feb

 

February 2023

Jersey Boys, Edinburgh Playhouse, 24 Jan – 4 Feb

An Inspector Calls, Festival Theatre, 31 Jan – 4 Feb

Prue Leith: Nothing In Moderation, EICC, 4 Feb

Urzila Carlson, The Stand, 9 Feb

Ellen Kent’s La Bohème, Edinburgh Playhouse, 9 Feb

Ellen Kent’s Madama Butterfly, Edinburgh Playhouse,10 Feb

Ellen Kent’s Aida, Edinburgh Playhouse, 11 Feb

John Barrowman, Usher Hall, 10 Feb

Randy Newman, Usher Hall, 17 Feb

Showaddywaddy, Edinburgh Playhouse, 17 Feb

Belinda Carlisle, Usher Hall, 18 Feb

The Rock Orchestra by Candlelight, Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 Feb

Parenting Hell Live: Work In Progress, Queens Hall, 18Feb

Janey Godley, Festival Theatre, 19 Feb

The Bodyguard, Edinburgh Playhouse, 20 – 25 Feb

Queen Extravaganza, Usher Hall, 21 Feb

Paul Smith: Joker, O2 Academy, 25 Feb

Rambert Dance: Peaky Blinders, Festival Theatre, 28Feb – 4 Mar

Festivals and Special Events

Manipulate Festival, various venues, 2 – 12 Feb

Capital Sci-Fi Con, O2 Academy, 11 – 12 Feb

 

March 2023

Rambert Dance: Peaky Blinders, Festival Theatre, 28Feb – 4 Mar

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously, Edinburgh Playhouse, 1 Mar

Varna International Ballet: Giselle, Edinburgh Playhouse, 2 Mar

Varna International Ballet: Swan Lake, Edinburgh Playhouse, 3 Mar

Varna International Ballet: Nutcracker, Edinburgh Playhouse, 4 Mar

Axel Blake: In Style, Queens Hall, 4 Mar

The Story of Soul, Festival Theatre, 5 Mar

Tubular Bells: 50th Anniversary, Festival Theatre, 6 Mar

Fatboy Slim, O2 Academy, 9 Mar

Michael McIntyre Live, Edinburgh Playhouse, 9 – 10 Mar

Tide Lines, Usher Hall, 11 Mar

Jim Jefferies, Edinburgh Playhouse, 11 Mar

I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, Edinburgh Playhouse, 12 Mar

The Classic Rock Show 2023, Usher Hall, 13 Mar

The Rocky Horror Show, Edinburgh Playhouse, 13 – 18Mar

Buddy, Festival Theatre, 14 – 18 Mar

KT Tunstall, Usher Hall, 15 Mar

Annie, Edinburgh Playhouse, 21 – 25 Mar

Tom Houghton: Absolute Shambles, The Stand, 21 Mar

Death Cab for Cutie, Usher Hall, 22 Mar

Tori Amos, Queens Hall, 25 Mar

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Swan Lake, Festival Theatre,29 Mar – 1 Apr

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Edinburgh Playhouse, 29 Mar – 15 Apr

 

Activities and Experiences

January 2023

Edinburgh Dungeon Lates (18+), Edinburgh Dungeon, every Fri

Anansi and the Pot of Wisdom Family Event, Museum of Edinburgh, 7 Jan

Robert Louis Stevenson Poetry & Art Family Workshop, Writers’ Museum, 8 Jan

Museum Collections Centre Tour, Museum Collections Centre, Broughton Market, 10 & 24 Jan

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club, various venues, 10, 17, 24, 27 & 31 Jan

Art and Textiles Workshops, Dovecot Studios, 14, 21 & 28 Jan

Nature Art Family Activity, City Art Centre, 21 Jan

 

February 2023

Museum Collections Centre Tour, Museum Collections Centre, Broughton Market, 7 & 14 Feb

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club, various venues, 7, 14, 21, 24 &28 Feb

Space Art Family Activity, City Art Centre, 11 Feb

A Sense of Place Family Art Session, City Art Centre, 19Feb

Collection Centre Tour, National Museums Collection Centre, Granton Road, 22 Feb

Silhouettes in a Landscape Art Workshop, City Art Centre, 25 Feb

 

March 2023

Women in Your Life Family Art Activity, City Art Centre,4 Mar

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club, various venues, 7, 14, 21 & 24 Mar

Collection Centre Tour, National

 

Markets and Fairs

Edinburgh Farmers Market, Castle Terrace, every Sat

Grassmarket Weekly Market, Grassmarket, every Sat

Leith Market, Dock Place, every Sat

Ocean Terminal Market, Ocean Terminal, every Sat & Sun

Edinburgh Car Boot Sale, O2 Academy, every Sat & Sun

Stockbridge Market, Saunders Street, every Sun

 

January 2023

Christmas Market, Princes Street Gardens, 25 Nov – 3Jan

Luxury Scottish Wedding Show, The Balmoral, 22 Jan

Edinburgh Wedding Exhibition, Murrayfield Stadium, 28– 29 Jan

Jack & Jill Market, Edinburgh College Granton, 28 Jan

Edinburgh Flea Market, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 28 Jan

 

February 2023

Edinburgh Flea Market, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, TBC

Edinburgh Car Boot Sale, O2 Academy, TBC

 

March 2023

Big Wedding Fair & Fashion Show, O2 Academy, 4 –5 Mar

Edinburgh Careers Fair, Assembly Rooms, 16 Mar

Edinburgh Flea Market, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, TBC

Edinburgh Car Boot Sale, O2 Academy, TBC

 

Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions

January 2023

You are here 2022, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 5Feb – 8 Jan

Japanese Contemporary Design, National Museum of Scotland, 6 May – 5 Mar

Katie Schwab: The Seeing Hands, Collective, 7 Oct – 5Mar

Knitwear: Chanel to Westwood, Dovecot Studios, 15 Oct– 11 Mar

Respect! Caribbean life in Edinburgh, Museum of Edinburgh, 16 Oct – 19 Feb

Qiu Zhijie, Talbot Rice Gallery, 29 Oct – 18 Feb

Lara Favaretto, Talbot Rice Gallery, 29 Oct – 18 Feb

Nira Pereg, Talbot Rice Gallery, 29 Oct – 18 Feb

Artists at Work 2, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 29Oct – 12 Feb

Bernat Klein: Design in Colour, National Museum of Scotland, 5 Nov – 23 Apr

Glean: Early 20th Century Women Filmmakers …

CityArt Centre, 12 Nov – 12 Mar

Ron O’Donnell: Edinburgh A Lost World, City Art Centre,19 Nov – 5 Mar

In the Frame: Conserving Scotland’s Art, Scottish National Gallery, 19 Nov – 16 Apr

Paul Duke: No Ruined Stone, City Art Centre, 26 Nov –26 Feb

Auld Reekie Retold, City Art Centre, 3 Dec – 19 Feb

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder, National Museum of Scotland, 9 Dec – 1 May

 

February 2023

Japanese Contemporary Design, National Museum of Scotland, 6 May – 5 Mar

Katie Schwab: The Seeing Hands, Collective, 7 Oct – 5Mar

Knitwear: Chanel to Westwood, Dovecot Studios, 15 Oct– 11 Mar

Respect! Caribbean life in Edinburgh, Museum of Edinburgh, 16 Oct – 19 Feb

Qiu Zhijie, Talbot Rice Gallery, 29 Oct – 18 Feb

Lara Favaretto, Talbot Rice Gallery, 29 Oct – 18 Feb

Nira Pereg, Talbot Rice Gallery, 29 Oct – 18 Feb

Artists at Work 2, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 29Oct – 12 Feb

Bernat Klein: Design in Colour, National Museum of Scotland, 5 Nov – 23 Apr

Glean: Early 20th Century Women Filmmakers …

CityArt Centre, 12 Nov – 12 Mar

Ron O’Donnell: Edinburgh A Lost World, City Art Centre,19 Nov – 5 Mar

In the Frame: Conserving Scotland’s Art, Scottish National Gallery, 19 Nov – 16 Apr

Paul Duke: No Ruined Stone, City Art Centre, 26 Nov –26 Feb

Auld Reekie Retold, City Art Centre, 3 Dec – 19 Feb

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder, National Museum of Scotland, 9 Dec – 1 May

 

March 2023

Japanese Contemporary Design, National Museum of Scotland, 6 May – 5 Mar

Katie Schwab: The Seeing Hands, Collective, 7 Oct – 5Mar

Knitwear: Chanel to Westwood, Dovecot Studios, 15 Oct– 11 Mar

Bernat Klein: Design in Colour, National Museum of Scotland, 5 Nov – 23 Apr

Glean: Early 20th Century Women Filmmakers …

CityArt Centre, 12 Nov – 12 Mar

Ron O’Donnell: Edinburgh A Lost World, City Art Centre,19 Nov – 5 Mar

In the Frame: Conserving Scotland’s Art, Scottish National Gallery, 19 Nov – 16 Apr

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder, National Museum of Scotland, 9 Dec – 1 May

The Accursed Share, Talbot Rice Gallery, 18 Mar – 27 May

Kaffe Fassett: The Power of Pattern, Dovecot Studios, 31 Mar – 8 Jul

 

Sports and Fundraising Events

February 2023

Six Nations Rugby, Murrayfield Stadium, Feb – Mar

 

March 2023

Six Nations Rugby, Murrayfield Stadium, Feb – Mar

Meadows Marathon, The Meadows, 5 Mar

 

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