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Chinese New Year in Edinburgh: Burns & Beyond!

By BzBarlow 10 Jan 2020

Chinese New Year is on its way and this year it's extra special as it coincides with Scotland's very own Burns Night!

Welcome in the Year of the Rat AND celebrate the life of Robert Burns with loads of exciting events happening across the city.



Edinburgh Official Chinese New Year Concert
Guizhou Song and Dance Troupe is coming to Edinburgh with a spectacular program of singing and dancing.

Tuesday 21st Jan @ 7pm
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Tickets: £15


The 'Not-So-Traditional' Burns Night Supper
A night full of comedy, live music and delicious food and drink! This is one of the pricier events of the week but it includes a Johnnie Walker cocktail and a 3-course meal (and such fantastic entertainment!)

Friday 24th January @ 7:30pm
Freemason's Hall 96, George Street
Tickets: £50

Burns&Beyond Culture Trail
An absolutely fantastic line-up of unique events happening across various locations over the course of ONE night! From live music to Whisky tasting with Johnnie Walker - it's an evening not to miss!

Saturday 25th January @ 6:30pm
Venues throughout The Old and New Town
Tickets: £25

A Royal Mile Special
Year of the Rat-themed tour of the Royal Mile, highlighting interesting characters from Scottish history.

Sat 25th Jan & Sun 26th Jan | Sat 1st Feb & Sun 2nd Feb
Mercat House, 28 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR
Tickets: £14

Chinese New Year Lanterns
Witness the famous St Giles’ Cathedral transformed by a canopy of over 400 Chinese lanterns.

St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh
21st-31st Jan @ 5:30pm
Tickets: £5

The next time these two celebrations come together on the same day will be 2096 so be sure to make the most of the celebrations!!

BzBarlow is part of the Browzer team and loves to bake.
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