What’s On In Scotland in December: Christmas shows, Hogmanay parties and more

The National / Nadine McBay


A HUGE hit at the Fringe over the past couple of years, Massaoke is likely the most fun alternative to Edinburgh’s official street party in welcoming in 2018. Bringing together one of the tightest live bands to play classic hits from the 1980s through to the present day, the mass sing-a-long night aims to inspire everyone in the room to dance and sing until they go hoarse. If you’d rather sing Livin’ On A Prayer than Auld Lang Syne this Hogmanay, this is the party for you, with DJs into the wee hours and drinks supplied by Summerhall’s on-site brewery Barney’s and gin distillery Pickering’s. Sustenance will be provided by the city’s seafood experts ShrimpWreck.