- Published: Thursday, 27 November 2014 11:00
- Written by Holly Russell
Christmas is fast approaching, and Assembly Rooms Edinburgh is getting ready to add a little extra sparkle to the city this December by joining forces with Edinburgh’s Christmas.
For the first time ever, the venue will become part of a real-life advent calendar through a very special ‘24 Doors of Advent’ initiative. Run in collaboration with the Cockburn Association, the project ecourages people to ‘open a door a day’ during December, and enter a building in the city that is usually closed to the public.
On Monday 15 December, the Assembly Rooms’ Advent Door can be opened, allowing visitors into areas which are usually reserved for private events. Guided tours about the history and heritage of the building will be taking place, and the recently unveiled Heritage Exhibition will be on display in the foyer.
Also in the foyer over December will be the return of the popular Assembly Rooms’ ‘Decorate Edinburgh’ Christmas tree, featuring innovative laser-cut decorations of iconic Edinburgh attractions from local design company, Urban Twist. Now in its second year, this charity project, organised by Edinburgh’s Christmas in conjunction with the St Andrew’s and St George’s Christmas Tree Festival, is taking place across the capital.
Commenting on this year’s festivities, Assembly Rooms general manager Shona Clelland said:
“We love Christmas especially as Edinburgh always looks particularly beautiful at this time of year. By getting involved in the city’s festive initiatives we can play our part in the excitement and welcome more of the Capital’s residents and visitors into often unseen parts of our spectacular building. It’s a great opportunity to wish a very personal Merry Christmas to one and all!”