It can be good to go out and be with others on Christmas Day. Here are some places that will be open. It is a good idea to try and call in advance if you can.

Crisis at Christmas  

0131 209 7700

Free and open to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness aged 18 or over.
On Christmas Day & Boxing Day enjoy good food, good company, entertainment and activities, with access to hairdressing, massage and foot care services.

Southside Community Centre 117 Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9ER

  • 25 December 8am-6pm
  • 26 December 11am-6pm
  • 27 December 12pm-4.30pm
  • 28 December 12pm-4.30pm
  • 1 January 12pm-5pm

Edinburgh Crisis Centre

0808 801 0414

Open all year round in times of mental health emergency. Contact via phone initially for face to face appointment.

Serenity Café (South East / Central)

0131 556 8765

Open for Christmas Dinner for people in recovery, even if you have never been to Serenity before. Turn up on the day or call in advance.

Salvation Army (South West)

0131 346 2875

Open for Christmas Day lunch, with festive entertainment. Free and open to all. Booking preferable.

North Edinburgh Arts (North West)

Come and ask your questions about what’s happening at the Murihouse shopping centre. Free soup and sandwiches at the drop in on Friday 24th at 12.00pm.