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Save the dates: festive celebrations

It’s almost that time of year again! Join us on campus in November and December for some cosy, fun winter festivities.

People admiring Christmas Tree at Old College Quad

Christmas Tree Lighting – 20 November, 5pm

The Principal, Professor Peter Mathieson invites everyone to join together in the Old College Quad for mulled wine and festive treats when the Christmas tree lights will officially be switched on. Come and enjoy singing by the University Choir and music from the Salvation Army Band. Please note you must have a ticket to attend this event.

Christmas Tree Lighting (THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT)


Christmas Carol Service - 10 December, 6pm

The University's Carol Service will take place at McEwan Hall. Doors will open at 5:15pm and attendees are advised to arrive early due to the event’s popularity.

The Service will be led by the University Chaplaincy, which provides pastoral and spiritual support for students and staff of all faiths and none.

Carols and music will be provided by the Edinburgh University Singers, the Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers and the Salvation Army Edinburgh City Corps Band.

Look out for updates on these events and other festive celebrations on campus in the coming weeks.

[Photograph by Neil Hanna]