Winter festivals in Scotland

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From St Andrew's Day to Burns night, Scotland is brimming with great events, unique entertainment, shopping experiences and festive cheer to warm up winter nights and show the world how to party!

  • Two female revellers celebrate Hogmanay in Aberdeen
    Revellers celebrate Hogmanay in Aberdeen
  • Fireworks explode above Edinburgh Castle as part of the annual Hogmanay celebrations
    Hogmanay fireworks, Edinburgh
  • Fireworks explode above Edinburgh Castle as part of the annual Hogmanay celebrations
    Hogmanay fireworks, Edinburgh
  • The city of Perth and the River Tay at dusk
    The city of Perth and the River Tay at dusk
  • Looking over the water to a snowy bank below the castle.
    Inverness Castle
The Scott Monument and the Giant Wheel in Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Get into the festive spirit with Christmas celebrations in Edinburgh.

Looking up to a dark stage with with spotlights on it.

Perth

Discover festive treats galore at Perth's three-month winter festival celebration.

Inverness Town Hall is decorated with Christmas trees and lights

Inverness

Enjoy a great programme of events across Inverness this festival season, including markets, concerts and more.

Christmas decorations in George Square with the City Chambers visible behind, in the city centre of Glasgow.

Glasgow

Glasgow is the perfect place to pick up some christmas shopping, browse winter markets and attend family friendly events.

A view from the battlements of Stirling Castle towards the floodlit James IV's Arch, in Stirling

Stirling

Stirling's compact city centre is ideal for shopping, and while you're there you can enjoy great shows and festival events.

Three children wearing fluffy bunny ears hold up a saltire flag in a darkened street.

Dundee

Why not combine your festive shopping with a visit to one of Dundee's great family attractions, or join a fun winter event?

Two female revellers celebrating Hogmanay in Aberdeen

Aberdeen

Experience Aberdeen during its annual Winter Festival and enjoy a fantastic programme of festive events and entertainment alongside excellent Christmas shopping.

A night time view of Dunfermline Abbey lit up during the winter festival

Dunfermline

Discover a winter wonderland, full of events and activities including illuminations and Christmas markets, in Scotland's ancient capital, Dunfermline.

Scotland's Hogmanay celebrations

Scotland shows the world how to welcome the new year in style at Hogmanay.

Burns Night

Burns Night commemorates the life and works of Scotland's greatest work with a supper of haggis, whisky and poetry recitations.

Winter fire festivals

Celebrate light and warmth at events across the country, including Hogmanay, Burning of the Clavie and Up Helly Aa