Celebrate the birth of national poet Robert Burns with lashings of food, drink and song. Enjoy haggis and a good old knees up each January.
Edinburgh International Festival
Part of the Edinburgh Festival that adorns the city each year, the International Festival celebrates the performing arts with a prestigious concoction of theatre, opera, dance and classical music.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival. Hundreds of shows take place on any given day encompassing theatre, comedy and street performance.
Royal Military Tattoo
Some 200,000 spectators flock to the iconic Military Tattoo each year to observe a spectacular showcase of military ceremony, complemented by fireworks and dancing.
You'll struggle to find a more famous New Year’s Eve party the world over. Hogmanay brings thousands of people together on the streets of Edinburgh to enjoy the carnival atmosphere lit up by live bands, dancing and of course fireworks, plus the un-missable midnight rendition of Auld Lang Syne.