THE Dunfermline Winter Festival will be returning to the streets of Scotland's newest city this weekend.

After festivities were cut short last year due to COVID-19, the festival is returning to spread some musical magic with plenty of Christmas carols, award-winning jazz and a Christmas Spectacular on offer.

Paul Gudgin, festival director, said: "We see this year as a reboot after a COVID-affected first year and we are delighted with the response.

"Several shows are already looking like they will sell out. It’s great to see people’s enthusiasm for the event remains intact."

The opening day (tomorrow) will see 'A Secret (naughty but nice) Christmas Cabaret' from 7.30-10pm in the 1703 Bier Helle on Bruce Street, which is said to be an extravaganza of Scottish Drag, Burlesque, Twisted Circus, Comedy and the Mysterious. 

Then there's the 'Dunfermline Abbey Carol Marathon' which is a free event in the Abbey from 11am to 4pm where various choirs will be performing.

On Wednesday, December 14, the Fire Station Creative will be hosting 'A Jazzy Christmas', which will see jazz versions of the seasonal classics before a fan favourite show from last year returns on Saturday, December 17, and Sunday, December 18, when 'It's the Most Wonderful Time' will take the stage at the Glen Pavilion.

To finish off the festival, Edinburgh’s Robin Chapel Choir will be performing in 'Carols by Candlelight' at the Fire Station Creative on December 21.

For full details of each of the festive events and to grab your tickets, visit