It is a symbol of thanks for the help given by the Scottish people in the Second World War.
A special ceremony will be held as the Norwegian spruce’s lights are switched on for the 2023 festive period, attended by the Candlemakers, Depute Lord Provost and a delegation from the Vestland County Council.
And over in Glasgow, huge crowds gathered for the Christmas lights switch-on in George Square on Sunday (November 19).
When is the Edinburgh Christmas tree lights switch-on?
Edinburgh’s Christmas tree lights will be switched on at around 4.30pm on Monday, November 20 at Mound Place.
The Depute Lord Provost Lezley Marion Cameron will give a short proclamation and Vestland County Council will declare the lights on.
A piper will play before and after the switch-on moment.
When are Edinburgh’s Christmas lights switch-ons?
While there isn’t an official Christmas lights switch-on in Edinburgh city centre in Christmas 2023, there will be a number of events around the city.
Portobello Christmas tree light switch-on with carols and live entertainment in Tavistock Square on Thursday, November 16 at 4.45pm
South Queensferry Christmas lights switch-on and Santa parade from 5.45pm in High Street on Thursday, November 23
Davidson’s Mains Christmas Market and lights switch-on from 5pm on Saturday, November 25
Edinburgh Christmas events and dates
Edinburgh Christmas market in East Princes Street gardens from November 17 to January 6, 2024
Edinburgh family funfair with rides, attractions, and food and drink from November 18 to January 6
Edinburgh Winter Garden with Father Christmas and elves in St Andrews Square
George Street West and Castle Street ice rink and Christmas market from November 18 to January 6, 2024