Revellers urged to plan ahead for Light Night

Those travelling to the city centre this Sunday are being advised to plan ahead, with up 30,000 people expected to flock to the annual Christmas lights switch-on.

A series of road closures will be put in place to accommodate the Light Night event, which will take place from 1.30pm to 5pm on Sunday, 23rd November.

These are as follows –

Before and after the event
  • George Street closed to traffic in both directions between junctions, 10pm on Saturday, 22nd November until 11.30pm on Sunday, 23d November. 
  • Hanover Street northbound closed, 12.30am until 6.30am on Sunday, 23rd November.
During the event (1pm until 6pm on Sunday 23rd November)
  • George Street closed to traffic in its entirety.
  • Castle Street, Frederick Street and Hanover Street closed both ways between Rose Street and Young Street/Hill Street/Thistle Street.
  • Mound closed between Princes Street and Castle Street.
Members of the public wishing to join the celebrations should leave plenty of time for travel and use public transport where possible to avoid congestion.

Light Night will see more than 1000 people performing on stages along George Street from 2pm on Sunday, followed by a fireworks display at 4.50pm and then the official switch-on.

Find out more about the event on Edinburgh’s Christmas’ website.

A number of bus routes will be diverted on the day. For information on bus routes affected visit Lothian Buses' website.

Follow @edintravel on Twitter for live traffic updates. 

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