Take a Festive Break with Parliament House Hotel

Enjoy a Christmas break in Edinburgh

The festive season is just around the corner, so there’s no better time to start planning a Christmas break in Edinburgh. Our historic capital city comes to life during this period, and there’s plenty to see and do. Here at Parliament House Hotel, our central accommodation is perfect for your Christmas getaway. Just a short stroll from the magical festivities in Scotland’s historic capital city. Located at the foot of Calton Hill, our cosy hotel is tucked away from the bustling streets. Walking distance from Edinburgh attractions such as the Royal Mile and Princes Street Gardens. And, if you’re arriving by train, just a few minutes from Waverley Train Station.

Christmas markets and festive shopping

The Edinburgh Christmas market is the perfect place to pick up unique gifts for your loved ones. Here, you’ll find stalls lining Princes Street Gardens with a range of Scottish produce. From sausages and cheeses, to handmade jewellery and decorative ornaments. Then, when you’ve soaked up the magic of the traditional market, head to the Royal Mile to pick up authentic Scottish gifts from the independent shops. Or, visit high street favourites and luxury brands on Princes Street and the new St James Quarter shopping centre. You won’t need to walk far to carry your Christmas shopping back to your central hotel!

A christmas stall at the Edinburgh Christmas Festival
Find gifts, souvenirs, food and drink at the festive market.

Festive shows and special events

If you’re visiting loved ones in Edinburgh over Christmas our comfortable hotel is perfect for a weekend break or midweek stay. Take a look at our guide to what’s on in Edinburgh this Christmas and plan your adventures. Soak up the beautiful festive atmosphere at a carol concert or a festive show at the theatre. Or embark on one of the city’s sparkling illuminated trails.

A microphone on stage with Christmas trees in the background
Enjoy a festive concert, show or pantomime this Christmas in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Christmas parties

Although we don’t offer Christmas parties here at Parliament House Hotel, we provide comfortable and central after-party accommodation. We’re close to plenty of pubs, bars and restaurants for festive drinks and dining. We’ve also put together this list of nearby Christmas party venues, all within walking distance or a short taxi ride away. Be sure to book a party venue in advance to avoid disappointment.

People around a table with sparkers and champagne enjoying festive celebrations
Book a Christmas get-together with friends, family or colleagues at a nearby party venue.

New Year celebrations

Where better to ring in the new year than in the beautiful city of Edinburgh? Bursting with festivities and fun, there’s so much going on. Stay with us at our central hotel, close to all the action. Enjoy the traditional Hogmanay celebrations into the early hours. Or, watch the fireworks light up Edinburgh Castle at midnight with old and new friends. With live music, street food, and vibrant bars and clubs, Edinburgh is the perfect place to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Then the next day, if you’re brave enough, take a chilly dip in the River Forth’s New Year’s Day “Loony Dook”.

Fireworks over Edinburgh Castle
Celebrate the turning of a new year at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.

So, if you’re looking for central hotels in Edinburgh this Christmas, book a stay at Parliament House. Here, you’re close to the fun festivities whilst being tucked away in a tranquil street where you can enjoy a restful night’s sleep.