Wintery days can be numerous here throughout December and January with cold crisp days and snow over the festive period. There is nothing nicer than a snowy winter’s day of sledging and walking followed by an evening by the wood-burning stove.

We have sledges a plenty so that you can make the most of the white stuff when it arrives, with a couple of ‘black runs’ up our sleeves for the more adventurous!

January can be the perfect time to catch some snow in the Pentland Hills as well as the January sales in Edinburgh.

January Availability at Eastside

Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) available 13th - 31st January 2020

Byre Cottage (sleeps 6) available 3rd - 31st January 2020

Woodshed (sleeps 2) available 1st - 31st January 2020

What's on around Edinburgh in January?

Beech trees in snow, Scottish winter in the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh, trees with the hills in the background, dusk, golden light

Snowy winters day in the Pentlands

Edinburgh Fireworks, New Year, Edinburgh Festival, Balmoral, Princes Street, Scotland

Edinburgh Hogmanay 2018/19

1.

Celebrating Burns

Burn's Night | 25th January 2020 Celebrate Burn's Night throughout the capital with Haggis, neeps & tatties, and a good old-fashioned ceilidh. Check back here for some of the best celebrations in the city. We will list them as soon as they're announced...

For a quick bite of our national dish nip in to the Haggis Box in the Grassmarket, serving haggis (& veggie haggis) neeps & tatties from a wee police box in the city. If you want to try to cook your own Burns supper, get a delicious locally made Macsween haggis from the local shops and follow Jamie!

Scottish cafe ceilidh burns night Edinburgh

Celebrate Burn's Night in Edinburgh with the supper & ceilidh

2.

Festivals & Events

Edinburgh's world famous Hogmanay street party and fireworks display gets the year started quite literally with a bang! Look forward to celebrating the nations most famous bard with dinner, dancing and poetry at the months end.

Edinburgh's Christmas | until 5th January 2020

Edinburgh's Hogmanay | 30th December 2019 - 1st January 2020 | Party the night away in the Princes Street Gardens beneath the world famous fireworks display.

Edinburgh Zoo : Giant Lanterns of China | TBC

BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour | TBC

Giant Lanterns of China

3.

Exhibitions

Turner in January | 1st - 31st January | An Edinburgh tradition: Turner's works, bequeathed to the Gallery by the distinguished collector Henry Vaughan. Vaughan stipulated in his bequest that these delicate watercolours should be ‘exhibited to the public all at one time, free of charge, during the month of January’. His wishes have been faithfully adhered to for over 100 years. This limited exposure has resulted in the works retaining their luminous colours and pristine condition.

The Italian Connection | throughout January 2020

NOW | Katie Paterson, Ciara Phillips and others | throughout January 2020

The MacKinnon Collection | throughout January 2020

Leonardo Da Vinci : A life in drawing | throughout January 2020

Paula Rego | throughout January 2020

Parasites: Battle for Survival | throughout January 2020

Tyrannosaurs | from the 24th January 2020

4.

Theatre

Disney's The Lion King | throughout January 2020

5.

Tours, lectures & workshops

Learn something new in the New Year with tours, art workshops, the national museums open learning workshops and the National Museums Science Saturday! All listed here when schedules become available.

6.

Events for Children

The National Galleries of Scotland have a great programme of events designed especially for children, babies and mums-to-be. Perfect for introducing kids big and small to their collections. All listed here as soon as schedules become available.

Beech trees in snow, Scottish winter in the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh, trees with the hills in the background, dusk, golden light

Snowy winters day in the Pentlands

Edinburgh Fireworks, New Year, Edinburgh Festival, Balmoral, Princes Street, Scotland

Edinburgh Hogmanay 2018/19

Scottish cafe ceilidh burns night Edinburgh

Celebrate Burn's Night in Edinburgh with the supper & ceilidh

Giant Lanterns of China

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