The festive season is almost upon us, which means Christmas lights switch-ons are also just around the bend.
With its sheer size, plethora of markets, activities and family friendly events, Edinburgh’s Christmas remains the reigning king of Scottish festive fairs.
Light Night marks the official opening of Edinburgh’s Christmas 2019 season, which kicks off this Sunday (November 17) on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.
The event will be hosted by Forth One’s Arlene Stuart, and Santa himself will be flying in from the North Pole to turn on the capital’s Christmas lights.
As well as the light switch-on, the afternoon sees a range of local performers showcasing their talents on stage, includingOneCity Trust supported Ama-zing Harmonies as well as Intercultural Youth Scotland.
An ensemble from Lion King will also be performing numbers from the musical.
Frank Ross, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, said: “Light Night brings Edinburgh together like no other event can. It’s a completely free, community-focused celebration people from all corners of the capital take part in.
“This year, it’s also helping to raise money for the OneCity Trust. By providing grants to local organisations like Ama-zing Harmonies, who will showcase their skills on the night, the OneCity Trust works year-round to fight inequality and exclusion in Edinburgh.
“Join us on the Royal Mile for this feel-good start to the festive season and see Santa himself switch-on Edinburgh’s Christmas lights.”
Light Night, November 17, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, 3.30pm – 5pm