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What's On in West Lothian

We offer visitors a whole host of events & activities to enjoy!

A huge variety of events take place within West Lothian throughout the year. Visitors can enjoy Music Festivals, Spectacular Jousting, Folk Festivals, Gala Day processions through to Magical Christmas Fairs.

Livingston’s Howden Park Centre offers an excellent range of theatre and music and is host to arts and crafts exhibitions, and dance performances. Linlithgow Burgh Halls hosts all year round art exhibits. For those wishing to catch the latest blockbuster movie, you can check out the latest films at Livingston’s Vue Cinema or Bathgate Cinema.

If you are thinking about filming or holding an event in West Lothian, please contact amanda.lamb@westlothian.gov.uk or click here for more information.

 

Highlights

  • Santa Santa’s Farmyard Cottage
    Livingston
    Weekends, 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th December, then daily between 21st to 24th December.

    Once again, it's the time of the year when dear old Santa Claus visits Almond Valley and settles into his comfortable farmyard cottage within a chilly midwinter forest.

  • Swingin Christmas A Swinging Christmas Evening
    Livingston
    Sun 17 Dec 2017

    Enjoy the perfect start to the festive period with A Swinging Christmas Evening.

  • New Jersey Boys The New Jersey Boys
    Livingston
    Fri 19 Jan 2018

    If you are a fan of the West End show The Jersey Boys, then don't miss your chance to see where it all began with 'The New Jersey Boys'.

  • Ballet Giselle - Ballet West
    Livingston
    Wed 07 Feb 2018

    Ballet West are delighted to return with their brand-new production of 'Giselle ou Les Wilis'.

  • Jimeion Jimeoin - Ridiculous
    Livingston
    Wed 14 Feb 2018

    Notorious for being Ridiculous, Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed as one of live comedy's masters.

  • Five Sisters Zoo Zoo Illuminations
    West Calder
    Weekends in November and Every Night in December

    We are delighted to announce the launch of Zoo Illuminations 2017! This unique event – back for a second year – will take place throughout the months of November and December.

  • FREE Abercorn Church Abercorn Church - Carol Service
    South Queensferry
    Sun 10 Dec 2017

    Head down to Abercorn Church to hear the voices of angels.

  • Santa Santa’s Farmyard Cottage
    Livingston
    Weekends, 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th December, then daily between 21st to 24th December.

    Once again, it's the time of the year when dear old Santa Claus visits Almond Valley and settles into his comfortable farmyard cottage within a chilly midwinter forest.

  • Swingin Christmas A Swinging Christmas Evening
    Livingston
    Sun 17 Dec 2017

    Enjoy the perfect start to the festive period with A Swinging Christmas Evening.

  • New Jersey Boys The New Jersey Boys
    Livingston
    Fri 19 Jan 2018

    If you are a fan of the West End show The Jersey Boys, then don't miss your chance to see where it all began with 'The New Jersey Boys'.

  • Ballet Giselle - Ballet West
    Livingston
    Wed 07 Feb 2018

    Ballet West are delighted to return with their brand-new production of 'Giselle ou Les Wilis'.

  • Jimeion Jimeoin - Ridiculous
    Livingston
    Wed 14 Feb 2018

    Notorious for being Ridiculous, Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed as one of live comedy's masters.

  • Five Sisters Zoo Zoo Illuminations
    West Calder
    Weekends in November and Every Night in December

    We are delighted to announce the launch of Zoo Illuminations 2017! This unique event – back for a second year – will take place throughout the months of November and December.

  • FREE Abercorn Church Abercorn Church - Carol Service
    South Queensferry
    Sun 10 Dec 2017

    Head down to Abercorn Church to hear the voices of angels.

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    • Cuddies Almond Valley
      Underground Cuddies
      Livingston
      Sat 01 Jul - Sun 31 Dec 2017

      An exhibition exploring the history of the pit pony. Featuring children's workshops and activities.

    • Jan Lee
      Narrative, Consensus and Conflict - Jan Lee Johnson
      Livingston
      Thu 02 Nov - Sun 15 Apr 2018

      Jan Lee Johnson's paintings and iPad drawings combine imagery from news, culture and her own memories, to express a rich narrative within her work.

    • Five Sisters Zoo
      Zoo Illuminations
      West Calder
      Weekends in November and Every Night in December

      We are delighted to announce the launch of Zoo Illuminations 2017! This unique event – back for a second year – will take place throughout the months of November and December.

    • Santa
      Santa’s Farmyard Cottage
      Livingston
      Weekends, 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th December, then daily between 21st to 24th December.

      Once again, it's the time of the year when dear old Santa Claus visits Almond Valley and settles into his comfortable farmyard cottage within a chilly midwinter forest.

    • Freddie Mercury

      Freddie Mercury Tribute Night at Oscar's Bar & Grill.

    • Festive Brass Band
      Festive Brass with Whitburn Band
      Livingston
      Sat 16 Dec 2017

      Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the festive season, for an evening of light-hearted Christmas music from one of Europe's premier brass bands, Whitburn Band.

    • Neil Diamond & Elvis Presley
      Neil Diamond and Elvis Tribute Night
      Livingston
      Sat 16 Dec 2017

      Two tribute acts you will never forget!

    • Santa
      Oscar’s Santa Visit!
      Livingston
      Sun 17 Dec 2017

      Santa Claus is coming to town early this year… and making a special trip to Oscar’s!

    • Linlithgow Palace over Loch
      Winter Warmer Walk – Linlithgow
      Linlithgow
      Sun 17 Dec 2017

      Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Linlithgow Loch and Peel.

    • Swingin Christmas
      A Swinging Christmas Evening
      Livingston
      Sun 17 Dec 2017

      Enjoy the perfect start to the festive period with A Swinging Christmas Evening.

    • Skerryvore
      Skerryvore
      Livingston
      Sat 30 Dec 2017

      A great evening when friends, family and music lovers come together to enjoy some of the best of contemporary Scottish music.

    • Hogmanay
      Hogmanay Party Ceilidh
      Livingston
      Sun 31 Dec 2017

      Celebrate the New Year in style with a night to truly remember, with traditional dance, food and song.

    • Camelot
      Camelot - the pantomime!
      Linlithgow
      Thu 11 Jan - Sat 13 Jan 2018

      The Pantomimes of all Pantomimes!

    • Concert by the Piatti String Quartet
      Concert by the Piatti String Quartet
      Linlithgow
      Sat 13 Jan 2018

      Music by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Debussy

    • New Jersey Boys
      The New Jersey Boys
      Livingston
      Fri 19 Jan 2018

      If you are a fan of the West End show The Jersey Boys, then don't miss your chance to see where it all began with 'The New Jersey Boys'.

    • Simon & Garfunkel
      The Simon and Garfunkel Story
      Livingston
      Thu 25 Jan 2018

      Direct from its success in London's West End, a sold out UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, 'The Simon and Garfunkel Story' is back!

    • Steven Osborne - Piano
      Steven Osborne - Piano
      Linlithgow
      Sat 03 Feb 2018

      Steven Osborne plays Brahms and Beethoven in Linlithgow

    • Ballet
      Giselle - Ballet West
      Livingston
      Wed 07 Feb 2018

      Ballet West are delighted to return with their brand-new production of 'Giselle ou Les Wilis'.

    • Craig Hill
      Craig Hill - Someone's Gonna Get Kilt!
      Livingston
      Fri 09 Feb - Fri 09 Feb 2018

      Weegie believe it? Scotland's kilted comedy treasure is back - and we predict a riot (a riotous night of comedy that is...!).

    • Linlithgow Loch with Palace in the distance
      Wetland Wildlife Wander
      Linlithgow
      Sat 10 Feb 2018

      Take a beautiful walk in Linlithgow Peel whilst on the look out for wildlife.

    • The Platters
      The Platters
      Livingston
      Sun 11 Feb 2018

      Best known for their smooth, sophisticated sound, The Platters were among the most successful vocal groups of the 50s.

    • Jimeion
      Jimeoin - Ridiculous
      Livingston
      Wed 14 Feb 2018

      Notorious for being Ridiculous, Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed as one of live comedy's masters.

    • Barry Steele

      Barry Steele is widely recognised as one of the world's leading vocalists playing homage to legend Roy Orbison.

    • Johnny Cash
      The Johnny Cash Roadshow
      Livingston
      Sat 17 Feb 2018

      The only show to be endorsed by the Cash family, this is a must for avid fans and music lovers.

    • Little Red Riding Hood
      Little Red Riding Hood
      Livingston
      Sat 24 Feb 2018

      From the creative team behind the hugely popular Hairy Maclary Show, 'Little Red Riding Hood' is a fun, original musical for children with live music and loveable characters.

    • Classic Clapton
      Classic Clapton
      Livingston
      Fri 02 Mar 2018

      One of the world's longest running and successful Eric Clapton tribute bands - featuring front man Mike Hall.

    • Counterfit 70's
      The Counterfeit Seventies
      Livingston
      Sun 04 Mar 2018

    • Chamber Philharmonic  Europe
      Chamber Philharmonic Europe
      Linlithgow
      Sat 10 Mar 2018

      9 talented professional performers from across Europe play classical favourites in St. Michael’s Parish Church, Linlithgow.

    • Escocia Duo – Violin and Guitar
      Escocia Duo – Violin and Guitar
      Linlithgow
      Sat 14 Apr 2018

      Music from Romania, Italy, Scotland and Argentina

    • Abbamania
      Abbamania
      Livingston
      Sun 13 May 2018

      Celebrating over forty years of ABBA. Europe's leading ABBA tribute, Abbamania continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage.

    • British Pipe Band Championship
      West Lothian Highland Games 2018
      Bathgate
      Saturday 26 May 2018

      Join us for the West Lothian Highland Games which promises to be a great day out for the family!

    • Giovanni
      Giovanni Pernice - Born to Win
      Livingston
      Sat 26 May 2018

      'Strictly Come Dancing' professional, Giovanni Pernice, returns with his brand new show following his sold out performance and tour earlier this year.

    • Bathgate Procession
      Bathgate Procession & John Newland Festival 2018
      Bathgate
      Saturday 2nd June 2018

      Started in 1844, the Bathgate and John Newland Festival is a true celebration of Bathgate’s history!

    • Linlithgow Marches
      Linlithgow Marches 19 June 2018
      Linlithgow
      Tuesday 19th of June 2018

      This historic event has taken place for many hundreds of years originating from a time when it was vital for a community to make sure that its boundaries were intact

    • Hopetoun Horse Trials
      Hopetoun Horse Trials
      South Queensferry
      Sat 30 Jun - Sun 01 Jul 2018

      We are delighted to announce the return of a grass roots event at Hopetoun on the 30th June and 1st of July 2018.

    • Spectacular Jousting

      Hear the thunder of hooves and the crack of lances splintering as our brave knights stage an unforgettable display of horsemanship and skill with sword and lance.

    • Party At The Palace
      Party at The Palace 2018
      Linlithgow
      Sat 11 Aug, Sun 12 Aug 2018

      Head to Linlithgow on the 11th and 12th of August 2018 and enjoy Scotland's most spectacular two-day music event overlooking the magnificent Linlithgow Palace!

    • Linlithgow Classic Car Day

      Don’t miss this fun day out for classic car enthusiasts; from pre-war vintage to modern day super cars and motorbikes…

    • Canal Fun Day
      Canal Fun Day August 2018
      Linlithgow
      August 2018

      A fun filled family-friendly day out with a number of activities and attractions to keep everyone amused.

    • Fiddlers on the Outdoor Stage
      Linlithgow Folk Festival 2018
      Linlithgow
      September 2018

      This year's Folk Festival is packed full of fantastic music in the picturesque setting on historic Linlithgow!