It's almost time again to don the red suit and white beard and join a sea of Saint Nicks at the annual Santa Fun Run.
Now in its 11th year, the annual run and walk will take place on December 13 with organisers hoping up to 3500 will don the unconventional running outfit.
In previous years, runners of all ages, including the family dog, have taken part in the short festive race.
The 2.5km fundraising circuit is in aid of children’s charity When You Wish Upon a Star which grants wishes of children living with life threatening illnesses, including Lapland visits.
The 2014 fun run saw more than 1500 Santa runners line up at the start line, with VisitScotland saying tourists travelled from as far as Singapore, Japan, New Zealand and Australia to tie in the race with their holiday.
Margaret Rowarth from When You Wish Upon A Star, said: “Taking part in the Edinburgh Santa Fun Run & Walk will help us continue granting the very special wishes for children who are living with a life-threatening illness, giving them time out from painful treatments and hospital appointments.
"It also gives parents a chance to see their children smile, creating precious treasured memories which last a lifetime.
“The Edinburgh Santa Fun Run & Walk is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit and with so much to do in Edinburgh participants will have the opportunity to enjoy time with family, friends and work colleagues, whilst creating their own magical memories.
"What’s more, you don’t have to be a runner to take part, it’s all for fun!”
For more information, visit The Santa Run website.