Christmas Events Scotland

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Discover more Christmas fun across Scotland with our bonus online what’s on guide!

From light shows to magic performances and more, make this winter the most wonderful time of the year.



December 9, 2023 – February 3, 2024

Various venues in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness

Scottish Ballet’s festive favourite returns for the winter season with a new name, glittering new designs, and a charming twist to the tale. Each night will be a slightly different performance, with the lead actors switching roles – some nights Cinders will be a man, swept off his feet by the princess!

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New Lanark Christmas Experience

November 24, 2023 – January 7, 2024

New Lanark

The World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Clyde will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland with a brand new ice rink, Santa’s Grotto, Christmas market and festive films in the New Lanark Theatre.
The Annie MacLeod experience ride – taking visitors on a journey through the historic
mill – is also being given a Christmas twist for the occasion.

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RSNO Christmas Concerts

December 20 – 23

Touring Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow

Raymond Briggs’s enchanting film The Snowman will be shown on screen with a live orchestral accompaniment, chorus and narration as part of this musical Christmas celebration, which also includes favourite festive melodies and singalong carols.

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Discover more Christmas events in this month’s issue of The Scots Magazine (CLICK HERE)