Silent Light for Edinburgh’s Xmas

Oct 3 2018 | By More

Silent Disco gets the Xmas Lights treatment

Full details of Edinburgh’s Christmas have been released, including a massive silent disco with light show on George Street, with all tickets due to go on sale at 10am Wednesday 3 October.

The events add to the previously announced return of La Clique Noel Part Deux and You Choose a new show from Nonsense Room, which is adapting the Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodhart picture book  for the Stage.

Saskia Eng – seen here on The Voice – who will turn on the George Street Lights.

The Christmas Festival will kick off on Sunday 18 November, with Light Night, when George Street will be taken over by 24 groups of singers and dancers on different stages – some 850 performers – for a major free public event.

These will include a performance from Saskia Eng, the young Edinburgh singer who competed on The Voice this year, who will also be switching on the Christmas lights – with accompanying dramatic firework display.

The major light installation on George Street sees the return of a redesigned Street of Light, which started life in the High Street before moving down to George Street in recent years.

The major innovation this year is the marriage of a Silent Disco with Street of Light to create Silent Light, which will see up to 3,000 people at a time grooving away with headphones on, dancing to music only they can hear that is synchronised to a light display on the Street of Light display.

These 20 minute silent dance parties will take place up to five times a day, between 4.45pm and 10pm, with three different sound tracks at different times of day.

Christmas on Stage

The theatre offer from Edinburgh’s Christmas is confined to its programming of the Spiegeltent on Festival Square, with the previously announced La Clique Noel – Part Deux for an adult crowd with the You Choose adaptation from Nonsense Room for a younger audience.

Edinburgh's Christmas 2018 - MapEdinburgh’s Christmas will once again be coordinating tickets for several of the other Christmas theatre shows, however, under the banner of Christmas on Stage.

This will cover the three major shows at the Traverse – new show Mouthpiece and the revivals of McGonagall’s Chronicles (Which Will Be Remembered For A Very Long Time)andThe Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven – as well as Wendy and Peter Pan at the Lyceum.

Tickets for these shows will be available through the Christmas on Stage website. They will also include Gilded Balloon at the Rose Street Theatre who are putting on Doris, Dolly & The Dressing Room Divas… At Christmas!, the Pleasance which is bringing The Mother to the EICC, and Playhouse production of Kinky Boots.

Elsewhere there will be the usual mix of German Markets on the Mound, rides and maze on East Princes Street Gardens. Santa’s Grotto is moving to Castle Street and the oval ice rink returns to St Andrew Square.

Everyone living in an EH postcode will be eligible for a 20% discount on tickets for selected rides, attractions and all Spiegeltent shows.

All tickets go on sale today, Wednesday 3 October 2018, from 10am on the Edinburgh’s Christmas website:


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