Get your skates on to Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay with Lothian Buses!Travel by bus to all the festive fun in the city

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Edinburgh’s Christmas is the ultimate destination for festive family fun this winter in the capital, and Lothian Buses are ready and waiting to be your sleigh to all the action!

Running until Saturday 6 January 2024, Edinburgh’s Christmas transforms the beautiful city centre with festive fun for all the family, including traditional Christmas Markets, funfair rides, spectacular live outdoor events, delicious food and drink, plus so much more.

Nowhere on earth rings in the new year quite like Edinburgh, and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2023 is set to be bigger and better than ever! And with our special Hogmanay Service, we’ll be standing by to get all the revellers home safely after the bells.

There are four sites for Edinburgh’s Christmas: East Princes Street Gardens, West Princes Street Gardens, George Street, and St Andrew Square, all a stone’s throw away from Princes Street which most Lothian services travel through.

With Lothian’s mobile app, planning your travel has never been easier! Just type the site or attraction you want to visit into the search bar and the app will show you what services will take you there at your chosen time! Download the app now!

For site maps, visit the Your Visit page on Edinburgh’s Christmas.

Visit our Timetables page to plan your visit to Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay.

Travelling into town between 23 December and 7 January? Don’t forget, we have special festive timetables in place.

Download our Christmas and New Year Timetables Leaflet or visit our news section for further information.

There’s something for everyone at this year’s Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, including the welcome return of the Torchlight Procession, Night Afore Disco Party and much, much more.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the world famous Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party returns to the city centre to ring in 2024, along with Concert in the Gardens headlined by PULP!

Plan your Hogmanay travel with Lothian – download our Christmas and Hogmanay Timetables Leaflet for more information.

Various streets in the city centre will be closed from 1800 hrs until approx. 2300 hrs on Friday 29 December for the annual Torchlight Procession, affecting Services 2, 9, 12, 23, 27, 35, and 47.

Diversion information is available on our Service Alerts page or on the homepage of the mobile app.

There will also be numerous road closures in the city centre, resulting in diverted services, due to Hogmanay events between 1800 hrs on Saturday 30 December and 1000 hrs on Monday 1 January.

Diversion information is available on our Service Alerts page or on the homepage of the mobile app.