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Edinburgh’s Giant Advent Calendar

1st - 24th December 2017

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An exciting new free event! Edinburgh’s very own, free to access giant Advent Calendar will be projected onto General Register House, with 24 glimpses of Edinburgh Winters from years gone-by, one revealed each day throughout advent. 

Edinburgh’s Giant Advent Calendar will be projected on General Register House at varying times from 5pm to 10pm every day, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled when you’re passing!

Archive of the city dating back to the 1700s supplied by partners including Historic Environment Scotland, Scotland National Records of Scotland and National Library of Scotland. 

Click on the door to watch Day 23!

Missed a day? Catch up below:

1 December - The Penguin Walk 1965
2 December - Edinburgh's War Poets (1917)
3 December - Scottish Parliament Buildings Open (2004)
4 December - Scottish Hospitals established (1860)
5 December - The End of Rationing (1954)
6 December - The Norweigan Christmas Tree (1984)
7 December - The Scott Monument is Built (1841)
8 December - The Big Freeze (1978)
9 December - Scottish Devolution (1999)
10 December - The Twelve Days of Yule (1780)
11 December - Scottish Ski Jumping Competition and Murrayfield Ice Rink (1951)
12 December-  Eurovision Song Contest (1972)
13 December - The Kings Theatre (1906)
14 December - Loony Dook (1987)
15 December - The Stevenson Lighthouses (1787)
16 December - The Museum of Childhood (1955)
17 December - The Three Forth Bridges (2017)
18 December - The Beatles and the Rolling Stones (1964)
19 December - The St James Centre is built (1970)
20 December - The First Air Balloon Ascent in the UK (1784)

21 December - Boxing Day becomes a Public Holiday (1974)
22 December - The Millenium (2000)
23 December - Jenners Opens (1895)
24 December - Christmas Day becomes a Public Holiday (1958)

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