View up Victoria Street in Edinburgh at night

January 2019

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What’s On Guide Edinburgh January 2019

January is the coldest winter month in Edinburgh. The average temperature is 3°C. It starts with our world famous Hogmanay celebrations to see in the new year. Burn’s Night is another highlight, where we honour the life and works of Scottish poet Robert Burns, author of ‘Auld Lang Syne’. Here’s what’s on in Edinburgh in January 2019.

Music, Theatre and Comedy

Kinky Boots10 Dec – 5 Jan
Johann Strauss Gala11 Jan
Fast Love: A Tribute to George Michael12 Jan
Southside of the Tracks: 40 Years of Traditional Music12 Jan
Neil and Liam Finn18 Jan
Andrew Doyle: Friendly Fire22 Jan
Les Miserables22 Jan – 16 Feb
Shen Yun24 – 25 Jan
Golden Girls26 Jan
Spirit of the Dance31 Jan

Festivals and Special Events

Edinburgh’s Christmas16 Nov – 5 Jan
Giant Lanterns of China16 Nov – 17 Feb
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay30 Dec – 1 Jan
Camera Obscura: Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest7 – 11 Jan
BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour19 Jan
Burn’s Night22 – 27 Jan

Markets and Fairs

Edinburgh Farmers Marketevery Sat
Grassmarket Weekly Marketevery Sat
Leith Marketevery Sat
Stockbridge Marketevery Sun
Christmas Market: East Princes St Gardens16 Nov – 5 Jan
Morningside Makers Market6 Jan
Edinburgh Wedding Exhibition19 – 20 Jan
Edinburgh’s Affordable Vintage FairTBC
Edinburgh Flea MarketTBC

Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions

Planes, Trains and Automobiles2 Jun – 13 Jan
In Focus: Scottish Photography7 Jul – 12 May
Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye4 Aug – 10 Feb
Pin-Ups: Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art of Celebrity6 Oct – 20 Jan
NOW: Monster Chetwynd, Moyna Flannigan, Henry Coombes …20 Oct – 28 Apr
Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers26 Oct – 21 Apr
Tremble Tremble27 Oct – 26 Jan
At The Gates27 Oct – 26 Jan
Storyworlds: Paper Sculptures by Edinburgh Young Artists10 Nov – 12 May
Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi: I want to be a machine17 Nov – 2 Jun
Charles II: Art & Power23 Nov – 2 Jun
Robert Blomfield: Edinburgh Street Photography24 Nov – 17 Mar
Another Country10 Dec – 17 Mar
BP Portrait Award 201815 Dec – 10 Mar
Robots18 Jan – 5 May

Sport and Fundraising Events

Great Edinburgh Winter RunTBC
Great Edinburgh Junior Winter RunTBC
Great Edinburgh XCountryTBC