Events are listed by date then type. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to edinburghGlist.co.uk, by post or by tax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Anna Millar.
Traditional German Market Princes Street (iardens liast. Princes Street. 473 3600. 5.30pm. Free. See tlte Capital Christtttas Checklist.
Winter Wonderland Princes Street (iardens liast. Princes Street. 473 3600. 5.30pm. £6.50 (£4.50). See tlte Capital Cltristtttas Checklist.
SiLENCiO Coutttittg House. West Nicolson Street. 667 ()876. 7.30pnt— lattt. £3 (£2). Sttrreal attd glatnorotts offerings as always. courtesy of this innovative performance piece featuring experimental music. theatre. spoken word. visuals. comedy attd tttore witlt surprise MC Ali attd 1)] Daniel. Creative vintage/glam encouraged.
Polaroid Poets: Maud Sulter, Ken Cockburn and Stewart Conn Sandeman House. Trunks Close. 55 High Street. 557 2876. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). For one night only. a showittg of Maud Sulter‘s Alum! I‘ilt‘r’ exhibition comprising polaroid portraits of ten contemporary Scottish poets attd poetry readings by sottte of the sitters including Stewart Cotttt attd Ken Cockburtt.
Winter Wonderland Princes Street (iardens Iiast. Princes Street. 473 3600. 10am. £6.50 (£4.50). See the Capital Christmas Checklist.
The Present Event Hopetoun House. Sltore Road. South Queettsferry. 33l 2451. l0attt—4.30ptn. £5. Christmas is cotttittg attd the credit cards are feeling frisky as Hopetown hosts its fifth annual Christmas shopping fair witlt over 60 stalls offering everything frottt clothing to jewellery attd a selection of more unusual gifts.
Traditional German Market Princes Street (iardens Iiast. Princes Street. 473 3600. 10am 8pm. Free. See the Capital Christmas Checklist. Christmas Craft Fair Assemth Roottts. 54 (ieorge Street. 220 434‘). Noon 5pm. £2 (£|.50). ()ver I50 exhibitors gather to take part itt this three-day spectacular showcasing crafts direct frottt the makers.
Light Fantastic in St Andrew Square St Andrew Square. 473 3600. 6pm. Free. Don‘t miss the big switch on of the Saint Andrew Square lights.
The George Street Christmas Trees (ieorge Street. 473 3600. 6pm. Free. The light love just keeps on cotttittg with the launch of the new (ieorge Street Christmas trees with illutttittations. Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour Leaves Beehive ltttt. 226 6668. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). Performed itt pubs throughout the capital. this ftttt tour introduces you to some of Scotland’s tttost prolilic writers. Attd you even get to ltave a wee tipple en route.
Christmas Craft Fair Assembly Rooms. 54 (ieorge Street. 220 434‘). l0atn—5pm. £2 (£l.50). See Fri 28. The Present Event llopetoun House. Shore Road. South Queensferry. 331 245|. l()itlti~4.3(lpnt. £5. See Fri 28. Winter Wonderland Princes Street (iardens liast. Princes Street. 473 3600. 10am. £6.50 (£4.50). See the Capital Christtttas Checklist.
Traditional German Market Princes Street Gardens liast. Princes Street. 473 3600. l0am—8pm. Free. See the Capital Christmas Checklist. Jubilee Scotland Campaigners Day Augustine Cnited Church. 41 (ieorge l\' Bridge. 225 432i. l2.30—-4.30pnt. liree. .loitt itt this itttportant catttpaign to end global debt with this impressive day filled with fair trade cafés. speakers. discussions. workshops attd world pub quiz.
Adventurers and Exiles Royal Museum. 2 Chambers Street. 247 42 l‘)/ 4422. 2.30pm. Free. Author Marjory Harper explores tlte story of emigrants of attd to Canada Using images attd research undertaken for her new book.
The Present Event Iltipetoun House. Shore Road. South Queensferry. 33| 245l. 10am 4.30pm. £5. See Hi 28.
Winter Wonderland Princes Street (iardens liast. Princes Street. 473 3600. Want. £6.50 (£4.50). See the Capital Christmas Checklist.
Christmas Craft Fair Assemth- Roottts. 54 (ieorge Street. 220 434‘). llattt 5pm. £2 (£1.50). See Fri 28. Distillers’ Fair Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre. 354 Castlehill. The Royal Mile. 220 0441. l lattt 4pm. £7.50 (£5.50). Annual event itt which you. the lttcky punter. can satttple a range of brands attd talk to whisky experts.
St Andrew’s Day Castlehill Christmas Launch lidinburgh Castle. Royal Mile. 225 9846. l lattt. ttoott. 2pm 6’; 3pm. Free. A day of festivities for all the fatttily with the Legend of the Saltire attd the Lion Special show for Saint Andrew's Day. Traditional German Market Princes Street (iardens liast. Princes Street. 473 3600. Noon 8pm. Free. See the Capital Cltristtttas Checklist. Nativity Blessing Service West Prittces Street (iardens. 473 3600. 4pm. Free. Held at the new nativity scene itt West Princes Street (iardens. this special outdoor service includes a mttsical selection front the Salvation Arnty. carols frottt the Flora Stevenson Pritttary School Choir attd special guest speakers.
World AIDS Day Service St John’s Church. Princes Street. 467 0744. 6.30pm. Free. lt tttight ttot be covered as fervetttly iii the press these days bttt the HIV/AIDS epidetttic is more prevalent itt today’s society than ever before. Join itt this service at this annual event attd retttetttber. reﬂect and celebrate the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS.
Winter Wonderland Princes Street (iardens liast. Princes Street. 473 3600. Want. £6.50 (£4.50). See the Capital Cltristtttas Checklist.
Traditional German Market Princes Street Gardens liast. Princes Street. 473 3600. l0attt 8pm. Free. See the Capital Christmas Checklist.
Open Air OASIS Advent Carol Service Festival Square. l.othian Road. 47.3 3800. 5.30 6pm. (iod rest ye nterry gentlemen with this outdoor carol service perfortttcd at the Christmas tree in the square.
Light a Light Switch on Ceremony Charlotte Square (iat'dens. Cltarlotte Square. 624 5050. 6.30pm. Free. Light tip your own light of retttetttbrattce itt aid of Saint Coluntba‘s hospice.
Freemasons Hall, 6 & 7 Dec, 4pm. Free.
If statistics are to be believed, this modern living isn’t too good for us: longer working hours, higher levels of stress and the onslaught of winter’s best friend, SAD.
Taking place over the weekend, the Scottish Holistic Health Festival takes a little time to annihilate hidden anxieties with exhibitions, seminars and therapies to improve the mind, body and soul. Health topics include nutrition, Hopi ear candles, crystal energy, shiatsu, reflexology, Indian head massage and much more. New therapies, such as Kairos, famed for its gentle but laser-like effectiveness with problems both physical and emotional, will be showcased.
Elsewhere, international guest speaker and heater Roxette Denne promises to help you hear the messages from the light. New age nonsense or the way for a new age? You decide. (Anna Millar)
Come and see some of Europe's ﬁnest athletes in one of Europe's finest cities
- events and family entertainment - world—class athletics - centenary celebrations
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