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