Colourful drawing of Edinburgh Castle with laser lights coming out the top

Castle of Light: A Kingdom of Colours

Dates

18-20 & 25-27 November. 2-4, 8-11, 16-23 & 27-30 December 2022

Times

4.30pm to 9pm (last entry between 7.30pm and 7.45pm)

Prepare to see the jewel in Edinburgh's skyline sparkle and glisten in brilliant colour this festive season as Castle of Light is back for its third year.

Back for a third spectacular year, 2022 sees Castle of Light transform Edinburgh Castle into a “Kingdom of Colours”. An all-new and expanded show will create truly unmissable moments as extraordinary projections dance from the castle walls and immersive illuminations guide you throughout the castle in a sea of twinkling lights and colourful displays. Enjoy spending time with friends and family as you take in our kaleidoscope of colours and discover the mesmerising stories of Scotland and the castle along the way. Start your festivities with a magical night at the castle.

Tickets

You must book your tickets online in advance. 

Pick your time slot when buying tickets (last entry between 7.30pm and 7.45pm). The event closes at 9pm.

10% discount on tickets for Historic Scotland Members' (valid membership card required on arrival). Not a Member? Join now to enjoy the benefits.

Prices

  • Adult (16-64yrs) £20.00
  • Concession (65yrs+) £16.00
  • Child (5-15yrs) £12.00 *
  • Family (1 adult and 2 children) £40.00
  • Family (2 adults and 2 children) £58.00
  • Family (2 adults and 3 children) £68.00

* Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Early Bird Prices (available until 7 October)

For early bird tickets please use the discount code COLSM22 at checkout.

Early bird tickets must be booked before midnight on Friday 7 October.

  • Adult (16-64yrs) £18.00
  • Concession (65yrs+) £14.40
  • Child (5-15yrs) £10.80 *
  • Family (1 adult and 2 children) £36.00
  • Family (2 adults and 2 children) £52.00
  • Family (2 adults and 3 children) £61.00

Queen Anne VIP Dinner

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The Queen Anne VIP Dinner is a fabulous 2 course festive dinner accompanied by one bespoke Edinburgh Castle Gin Cocktail in the beautiful surrounding of the Queen Anne Building at the heart of the castle (pre-order required).

Historic Scotland Members get 10% discount. Not a member? Join now to start enjoying the benefits

Access night - Thursday 8 December

On Thursday 8 December, we’ll have help on hand to make Castle of Light a fantastic experience for visitors with specific access needs. Places will be limited so that the castle is quieter on that night, and our staff will provide support to visitors with dementia and visitors with autism.

Please purchase tickets, including carer tickets, as normal online ensuring you select the appropriate dates and times on Thursday 8 December.

Event dates

  • 18 November 2022
  • 19 November 2022
  • 20 November 2022
  • 25 November 2022
  • 26 November 2022
  • 27 November 2022
  • 2 December 2022
  • 3 December 2022
  • 4 December 2022
  • 8 December 2022 (access night)
  • 9 December 2022
  • 10 December 2022
  • 11 December 2022
  • 16 December 2022
  • 17 December 2022
  • 18 December 2022
  • 19 December 2022
  • 20 December 2022
  • 21 December 2022
  • 22 December 2022
  • 23 December 2022
  • 27 December 2022
  • 28 December 2022
  • 29 December 2022
  • 30 December 2022

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Contact

Castle of Light event team

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (except UK public holidays)