Red, Red Rose Street (20th – 26th)

We’re celebrating the return of Red, Red Rose Street with an exciting programme of free and ticketed events and activities from Tuesday 21 to Sunday 26 January set beneath the a canopy of red sparkling lights.

 The celebrations will include a week of theatre and comedy at Gilded Balloon’s Basement featuring evening theatre shows Armour: A History of the Scottish Bard on Thursday 23 January and The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns on Friday 24 January. Gilded Balloon are also celebrating the Burns Night Weekend with The Comedy Show Burns Special on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 January.

For further information and to buy tickets please visit


The Rabbie Ramble returns from Tuesday 21 January, available until Sunday 26 January, inviting families once again to discover hidden clues and puzzles along Rose Street while learning more about the Bard and Chinese New Year elements before returning to the Assembly Rooms to claim your token “prize”.

Maps can be collected from & returned to the Assembly Rooms on George Street.


New for 2020, The Big Burns Quiz, created by Goose’s Quizzes will be held in a selection of bars along Rose Street with teams battling it out against each other and each pub to win fantastic prizes (and bragging rights), testing your knowledge on everything Scotland – from Robert Burns to Scottish pop music, Scottish history to popular culture.

Taking place on Wednesday 22 January, at 7:30pm. You can now book your team directly with; Rose & Crown; Fierce Bar; Amber Rose; or Element. Good luck to all teams participating!

Rose & Crown | | 0131 2254 039
FULLY BOOKED -> Fierce Bar | | 0133 322 2552
Amber Rose | | 0131 226 1224
Element | | 0131 225 3297


Frequented by Robert Burns during his time in Edinburgh, Rose Street is still a thriving retail and hospitality area of the city centre. Participating businesses will be celebrating the Burns&Beyond festival and Edinburgh Chinese New Year Festival through animation and customer engagement. Visit one of the many shops, cafes, bars or restaurants on Red, Red Rose Street over the Burns Night Weekend

Various along Rose Street

20 -26 January