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Written by Hatty Webster|
Beat the post-Christmas blues by lining up a trip to Scotland’s capital to kick off the year in style. Edinburgh’s world-famous festive markets and Hogmanay celebrations will have been and gone, so we’ve picked out some cracking January activities to help you plan for a great start to 2022.
27th November 2021- 16th January
Who says a pantomime is only a Christmas activity? Start the year with a magical visit to Kings Theatre to see the legendary King’s Panto with all the family.
25th - 29th January
Originally on London’s West End and New York’s Broadway, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage edition of School of Rock will be coming to Edinburgh in January 2022, and we can’t wait! The show promises to be high-energy, laugh-out-loud fun for all the family.
19th November 2021 - 9th January
Spilling a little festive magic over into the new year, Edinburgh’s Castle of Light is a truly magical way to highlight your visit to Edinburgh.
28th January - 5th February
Get ready to be visually thrilled at Scotland’s festival of puppetry, visual theatre and animated film. “The Festival aims to engage and challenge our (adult) audiences with high-quality visually led work which pushes boundaries, plays with form and challenges perceptions.”
Probably the capital’s most famous attraction, Edinburgh Castle is well worth a visit if you’re coming to the city for the first time. Learn all about it’s impressive and lengthy history and make sure you arrive in time for the one o’clock gun.
Having opened in 2021, Princes Street’s Johnny Walker Experience is a must for whisky lovers (and those who are just beginning their journey into Scotch).
Whether you’re visiting Edinburgh as a family, alone, or for a romantic city break, the National Museum of Scotland is a magical place to visit. With more to see and learn than you can imagine, we recommend making sure you leave enough time to visit the rooftop, where the views over the city are breathtaking.
Wherever you’re staying in the city, there’s bound to be an outdoor farmers market to visit. Treat yourself to delicious Scottish meats and cheeses from one of the artisanal stalls, or browse some Edinburgh-made arts to take home as a memento of your trip.
Housed in an impressive building, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is home to some world-famous works. With exhibitions beginning throughout the year, you’re guaranteed to love being immersed in the world of art and culture.
Fancy doing something a little different? Take one of Forth Boat Tours’ excursions and take in the sights of the famous Forth Rail Bridge up-close. But make sure you wrap up warm in the winter months!