Open Streets is when the streets are open to pedestrians and cyclists, but closed to vehicular traffic. And it is taking place tomorrow 1 December 2019!
The affected streets are in the Old Town, and all the details are below.
Some highlights :
- Winter Windows on the High Street (City Chambers and West Parliament Square)
- ‘A Magical Christmas’ – Christmas decoration-making inspired by Museum of Childhood with artist Rachael Forbes (free, drop-in). Museum of Childhood, 10am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 3:30pm.
- Love Music Community Choir – mix of songs providing ‘warmth and winter cheer’. East High Street area, 2.00pm – 2:30pm.
- The RSPB at Museum of Edinburgh – making bird suet cakes out of seed mixes, lard and yogurt pots with RSPB Scotland to take them home for local wildlife to enjoy. 10.00am – 4.00pm (drop-in).
- ‘Snowflakes and Hot Chocolate’ – Crafts at the Crannie – help us decorate by making snowflakes whilst enjoying a cup of cocoa. The Crannie, Cranston Street, 12noon – 5.00pm.
Our favourite place is Dunbar’s Close garden – but we are tempted to get out the knitting and go to the Storytelling Centre…. or you can try out a Just Eat e-bike in the Canongate, and then there is Taoist Tai Chi in the West High Street Zone.
Remember that Waverley Bridge is closed anyway owing to Edinburgh’s Christmas and our best travel tip is this – if you must bring a car to the city centre then try and use Regent Road which has gone back to being completely underused except for coaches.