Tuesday 10th of November 2015
As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh doesn’t disappoint when it comes to St. Andrew’s Day celebrations and the national day is being celebrated in a number of events across the city, as part of the larger Edinburgh’s Christmas venue and events.
The Christmas Arena in St Andrew Square becomes home to Edinburgh’s St Andrew’s Day celebrations on 30th November with a range of different fun and family-friendly Scottish-themed events organised throughout the day. The event includes free performances from a wide range of musicians and dancers including Blazin’ Fiddles, Dean Owens and the Whisky Hearts and Royal Scottish Country Dancing.
There are events especially for children, including a special live action version of Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man in the Spiegeltent and Scots Makar Liz Lochead alongside other poets and dramatists. There will also be a traditional Nativity Carol Concert and The Banana Sessions are performing on the main stage with their Scottish inspired folk-pop too. All of the events at the Spiegeltent can be enjoyed for free but are ticketed so all wishing to attend must ensure they book a ticket.
Other free attractions include a Haggis Hunt, face painting and a fantastic atmosphere celebrating the Patron Saint of Scotland. St Andrew Square is right in the heart of the city so anyone visiting Edinburgh at this time can pop along, see what’s going on and get involved. Both Scots and those from around the world can celebrate St. Andrew’s Day in Edinburgh and experience true Scottish hospitality, with events for visitors of all ages.