Christmas Charity Festival

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December
Inverleith Park, Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Christmas Charity Festival

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December
Inverleith Park, Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Inverleith Park Edinburgh Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December 2020

This is truly a weekend full of fun and enjoyment for all.

The Weekend will start off on Saturday morning with the Edinburgh Christmas Santa Parade .Santa being pulled on his sleigh by his trusty Cairngorm Reindeers through Stockbridge escorted by his little elf helpers then onto Inverleith Park .

Over the weekend there is plenty to see, participate in and do.
On Saturday we have the Edinburgh Christmas Walk (10k)now in its fifty second year, Santa’s Grotto and the Charity Festival Marquee.

Sunday at 09.30 will see the 5k Christmas runners set off followed at 11am by the 10k runners. Bespoke medal, chip timing and goodies for all runners.

The festival concludes with the Edinburgh Santa Toddle. This is a special event for all the little ones, a chance to meet Santa and follow him and his reindeer around Santa’s short walk route with the John Watson Pipes & Drums leading.

All the above events are now open for entry
Be an early bird entry and you could win a fabulous Christmas Hamper

Christmas Charity Festival Events Schedule

Saturday 5th December
10am – Edinburgh Christmas Santa Parade
11.30am – The Edinburgh Christmas Walk

Sunday 6th December
09.30am – Edinburgh Christmas Run (5k)
11am – Edinburgh Christmas Runs (10k)
1.30pm – The Santa Toddle & Parade

Christmas Charity Festival Opening Hours
10.45am5.30pm – Saturday 5th December
9.30am5.30pm – Sunday 6th December

Christmas Charity Festival Events

Festive fun for all the family!

Event Information

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Edinburgh Christmas Runs - 5k & 10Run

Sunday 6th December 2020

5K Run Start 09.30am | 10k Run Start 11am

Entry fee £22 (concession £10)

The Edinburgh Christmas 5k &10k Runs are open to all. Seasoned runners or beginners. Special prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male & female runners. All runners have place and times recorded.

Main Sponsor

The Edinburgh Christmas Walk

Saturday 5th December 2020

Start time 11.30am

Entry fee £10 (Concession £5)

Edinburgh Evening News report on first walk December 22nd 1968

The Santa Toddle & Parade

Sunday 6th December 2020

Start time 1.30pm | Entry fee £5

Santa will arrive in Inverleith Park riding in his magnificent sleigh and being pulled along by his favourite reindeers. Join Santa as he parades his reindeer behind The George Watsons Pipes & Drums. After the parade all toddlers will receive a Santa Toddle Medal, certificate and goody bag

supported by:

Edinburgh Christmas Santa Parade

Saturday 5th December 2020

Start time 10am Stockbridge

We shall open the 2020 Christmas Charity Festival with the Edinburgh Christmas Santa Parade through the heart of Stockbridge, The Stockbridge Pipe Band, Santa, Reindeer and an escort of Elves.

supported by:

Edinburgh Christmas Charity Festival & Live Entertainment

Saturday 5th December & Sunday 6th December 2020

Open Saturday 10.30am & Sunday 09am

This annual event goes from strength to strength with lots of charity stalls to brows around within the comfort of a large marquee you can even stay awhile for a snack at the coffee / tea bar.


Saturday 5th December Inverleith Park
Next to the main marquee and again under cover is the stage and entertainment area. Live music featuring well; known choirs and groups will perform throughout Saturday and Sunday.

Santa’s Groto

Open 10.45am Saturday 5.30pm Sunday 09.30am 5.30pm
Many people describe the grotto last year as probably the best Santa Grotto in Edinburgh. The Forrest Craft Santa Grotto was one of the star attractions.