What’s on in DecemberOur guide to what’s on and where we can take you this Christmas

It’s Christmas and there’s always lots for everyone do, see and get involved with at this time of year.

Whether it’s Christmas outings, shopping or festive fun, here’s our tips for you this month….. and if you’re partying, don’t forget about our NightBus services.

1. See the Lights
Christmas at the Botanics is magical. Walk the winter trail and see the Cathedral of Light, the Scented Fire Garden, the Feast of Light and Santa himself!

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Buses: 8, 23, 27

2. Hear a Carol Concert

Edinburgh’s Nativity Carol Concert takes place on Sunday 2 December in St Andrew Square from 1500. Why not take a bus into town and get into the mood for Christmas.

All City Centre Buses

3. Go Shopping
Christmas presents, food shopping or planning your visit to the sales, here’s some of the areas best shopping.

Gyle Shopping Centre: 2, 12, 20, 21, 22, 36, 63, 275, 300, 400.
Ocean Terminal: 11, 22, 34, 35, 36, 200
Craigleith: 38, 41, 42, 43
Hermiston Gait: 2, 20, 36, 63
LivingstonThe Centre and Designer Outlet: X27, X28, 275, 280, 287

4. Boo at the baddie!
Pantomimes and Christmas shows are always popular at this time of year, here are some for you to choose from.
Beauty and the Beast – Kings Theatre:
10, 11, 15, 16, 23, 24, 27, 36, 45
La Clique – Festival Square:
1, 10, 11, 15, 16, 22, 30, 34, 36, 47, 124, X5, X27, X28
Jack and the Beanstalk – Brunton Theatre:
26, 44, 106, 113, 124, 140
Little Red Riding hood – Churchill Theatre:
11, 15, 16, 23, 36
Snow White 2: Appley Ever After – The Stand Comedy Club:
All City Centre Buses

5. Hogmanay
Join in with one of the world’s greatest New Year celebrations. If you’re joining in the fun, don’t forget we wil have Special Hogmanay Bus Services to get you home after the bells. The special services will depart from just outside the City Centre and take you to locations throughout the City and out to Midlothian, East Lothian and Kirkliston.
Hogmanay Bus Services


Have a fantastic month.