Want to enjoy the true beauty of Scotland in winter? Stunning light displays, story-telling journeys and festive refreshments make these illumination evenings an impressive adventure for all to enjoy. Make sure to get them in your diary!
Lost World Lanterns
Showcasing hundreds of bright, majestic and breath-taking prehistoric creatures: Let’s all go back millions of years into the past and observe over 600 exquisite hand-crafted lanterns. Highlights include a massive 32-foot tall volcano, a colossal 65-foot long snake as well as exciting new interactive elements.
When: From 15th November 2019 – 26th January 2020
Tickets: From £11.14
Times: Varies depending on dates
Booking: Edinburgh Zoo
Address: Edinburgh Zoo, 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6TS
Five Sisters Zoo Illuminations
Reliable sources have stated that this year will be the biggest and brightest that the Five Sisters Zoo has ever witnessed. From glistening, lit-up water fountains, enlightening animal enclosures through to a truly enchanted riverside walk, there really is something for everyone. You will be lost in this magical experience.
When: From 22nd November 2019
Tickets: From £7.50
Times: Starts at 5pm
Booking: Five Sisters Zoo
Address: Five Sisters Zoo, West Calder, West Lothian, EH55 8PT
Christmas at the Botanics
Returning for its third year by popular demand. This truly is a spectacular festive event that you can enjoy with the whole family. Witness dancing lights playfully bounce across the branches as well as a scented fire garden, a glistening tunnel of twinkling lights and an extensive illuminated trail.
When: From 22nd November 2019 – 29th December 2019
Tickets: From £11.00
Times: From 4:40pm
Address: Royal Botanic Garden, Arboretum Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5NZ
Beecraigs Festive Forest
Brand new for 2019, a winter wonderland comes to West Lothian. An enchanting experience for the whole family to enjoy. A spectacular and hypnotic array of sight and sound, a sensory explosion of seasonal magic. Festive story-telling will take place along with Santa’s grotto and beautiful Christmas stalls, this is one not to miss!
When: 5th December 2019 – 24th December 2019
Tickets: From £11.00
Times: From 3:30pm
Booking: Beecraigs Festive Forest
Address: Beecraigs Country Park, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 6PL
Castle of Light
Anticipate wonder, charm and an intense spectacle of colour this magical season, as Edinburgh Castle, the defender of the nation, transforms into the Castle of Light. The stunning visuals express an admirable and fascinating story of Scotland’s heroes. So, come and immerse yourself with phenomenal tales from the past.
When: From 14th November 2019
Tickets: From £10.80
Times: From 5:30pm
Booking: Historic Scotland
Address: Edinburgh Castle, Castle Hill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG