Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Christmas at the Georgian House

November 24, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In the late 18th and early 19th century, Christmas in Edinburgh’s New Town was a month-long celebration involving parties, balls, and family get-togethers.

Christmas in Scotland was known as Yule. Yule festivities in late 18th-century Edinburgh would have been a blend of Celtic, Norse and Christian traditions. These celebrations focused on the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, and involved bringing greenery into the house as a symbol of life, and the lighting of fires to banish the dark.

Join us on Friday 24th November, as we invite guests to experience the house during the festive period just as the original 18th century family would have done, via candlelight. Hear stories of ancient traditions, sample Georgian drinks and foods and find out the house’s connection to Charles Dickens, the author of A Christmas Carol.

When: Fri 24 Nov
Where: Georgian House, Edinburgh
Cost: £10 – £37
Time: 4.30pm – 7.30pm

Hear stories of ancient traditions, sample Georgian drinks and foods and find out the house’s connection to Charles Dickens, the author of a Christmas Carol.

Visit the event website here: www.eventbrite.co.uk

This is a free flow event so please arrive anytime between 4.30pm and 6.30pm

 

 

 

 

Details

Date:
November 24, 2023
Time:
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Categories:
, ,

Venue

Private: The Georgian House
7 Charlotte Square,
Edinburgh, EH2 4DR United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *