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National Galleries of Scotland Festive Fun Events

This Christmas the National Galleries of Scotland will be celebrating the festive period in style with a range of activities for all the family to enjoy.

Christmas themed activities will include:
• A unique shopping event at the National Gallery Complex on 2 December
• Santa Claus visiting the National Gallery Complex for the first time
• A Scottish choir performing seasonal favourites at the National Gallery Complex
• Christmas inspired curatorial tours of the National Collection

A unique shopping event will take place on the 2 December at the National Gallery Complex between 5pm and 7pm. All purchased presents will be specially gift-wrapped and complementary tastings of local produce and warming winter drinks will be available from The Scottish Café and Restaurant.

Throughout December Santa Claus will visit the National Gallery Complex to tell stories and listen to Christmas wishes. He will appear on the 4 and 5 December at 11am and 4pm and then everyday from 11 December until Christmas Eve. He will also spend Sundays in the Cup Cake Caffe between 4pm and 5pm telling festive stories.

Vocal Fusion, a Scottish quartet will also visit the National Gallery Complex on 11 and 12 December to perform a mixture of favourite Christmas carols with modern holiday songs to add a festival ambience whilst people shop and eat. They will be singing at 1.30pm and 3pm on both days.

As well as these festive activities the National Collection can also be explored with the help of curators who will give their own Christmas inspired tours on the 11 and 12 December. The tours will be available each day at 11.30am and 2.30pm.

The National Galleries of Scotland will add a festive sparkle to Edinburgh’s Christmas celebrations. With heart-warming entertainment, quality shopping experiences and delectable eating opportunities available on all sites return visits are a must throughout the merry season.

The National Galleries of Scotland look after one of the world’s finest collections of Western art ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. These holdings include the National Collection of Scottish art which we are proud to display in an international context.

Image: View from Dosseringen near the Sortedam Lake Looking towards Nørrebro, 1838, Christen Købke, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

National Gallery of Scotland
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
+44 (0)131 624 6200
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