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A Very Chesney Christmas

A journey into Edinburgh’s Yuletide past

Christmas today may be full of mince pies and mulled wine, stockings and Santa, carols and cards, and of course the famous Edinburgh Christmas Markets… but it wasn’t always so.

Mr or Mrs Chesney, the last residents of The Close before 1902, will have the pleasure of showing you around the traditionally-decorated close on an immersive and interactive tour.

Our Victorian guide will take you back to the origins of today’s Christmas traditions – such as the advent calendar and Christmas tree – and tell tales of previously well-known Edinburgh figures who shaped the festive celebrations in the past.

Explore what Christmas meant to its inhabitants long before our time and indulge in a delicious mince pie and mulled wine to complete your Christmas experience at The Close.

What’s included?

When: On selected dates throughout December 2019
Time: 18.30pm

T&Cs: No latecomers admitted. Those under the influence of alcohol may not be permitted entry.

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The Real Mary King's Close
2 Warriston's Close
High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1PG 0131 225 0672
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