Take your seat to the sound of pipes and celebrate a Scottish-Flavoured Christmas!

Highlights include:

Welcome drink followed by a delicious three-course festive menu and wine

Nominate a Clan Chief - one of the guests at your table will be serving the meal - and the best host wins a bottle of bubbly 

Full cash bar 

Scottish party with Ceilidh band and disco

Dress to impress for Christmas photo opportunities!

Venue information:

  • VENUE: South Hall, Pollock Halls, Holyrood Park Road
  • Lunch – 12:00 drinks reception, 12:30 for seated for lunch, carriages at 17:00
  • Dinner - 19:00 drinks reception, 19:30 seated for dinner, carriages at midnight


  • Christmas Lunch: Friday 7 December
  • Christmas Dinner: Saturday 8 December
  • Christmas Lunch: Friday 14 December
  • Christmas Dinner: Saturday 15 December

Sample menu

What guests said last year:

“The Hootenanny was very well organised, the hall was great, nicely presented, plenty of room and there was a great party atmosphere. The food was excellent with generous helpings, the Ceilidh band were fabulous and the photo booth and props were a great addition. Great attentive customer service from the staff and I would be happy to attend again”

“The food was excellent (the best we have had to date) and plentiful with a special mention to our waiters who were brilliant which added to the enjoyment of the night. The Ceilidh was great and was good for interaction with the other companies who attended. So from the initial dealings with Carla through to all waiting staff and bar staff thank you for an excellent evening.”

“A lovely night with a great atmosphere. Perfect if you want something a bit special for your Christmas night out. Hootenanny was absolutely amazing. Very authentically Scottish, the bagpiper was a special touch.  The service was great and the band was amazing”

Book now!

Tickets are priced at £45 per person

Email: EFChristmas@ed.ac.uk

Telephone: 0131 651 2189