Edinburgh Christmas Parties and Celebrations

Christmas dining and party venues Edinburgh 2021

Get together with friends, family and colleagues this festive season to enjoy dinner, drinks and celebrations. In this blog, we’ve put together some of our favourite Christmas dining and party venues in Edinburgh. What’s more, all are within walking distance or a short taxi ride from Parliament House Hotel. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Friends enjoying Christmas dinner at a restaurant

Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile

Celebrate like a king or queen, with festive afternoon tea in the Castle Tea Rooms or a right royal Christmas lunch in the lavish Queen Anne Room. Edinburgh Castle is a magnificent setting for your festive get-together. Both afternoon tea and lunch are available on selected dates in December.

Brewhemia, 1a Market Street

Brewhemia is Edinburgh’s largest bar and restaurant, hosting a wide selection of glittering events this year. Such as lunches and brunches, party nights and afternoon teas. See their festive celebrations page for full details. Available on selected dates from November 26th to December 24th.

Ghillie Dhu, 2 Rutland Place

This large traditional Scottish bar and restaurant puts on a whole range of festive lunches, dinners and parties that will fill you with seasonal cheer. Find out more in their festive brochure. Taking bookings from 22nd November to 24th December.

Christmas cakes, puddings on cake stand

The Dome, 14 George Street

For many, Christmas doesn’t begin in Edinburgh until The Dome have put up their famous festive decorations. With festive morning tea, lunches and dinners from 1st November, visit one of the city’s most Christmassy places this festive season.

The Ivy, St Andrew Square

Add a bit of glamour to the occasion, with festive dining at The Ivy On The Square. Celebrate with delicious lunches, dinners and cocktails, carefully curated for the season. Find our more on their festive season page.

Contini, George Street, The Mound & Royal Mile

The Contini group have three fabulous festive venues across Edinburgh. All offering an array of seasonal delights, with traditional Scottish and continental options. Take a look at their Christmas brochure for full details.

Cranberry cocktails for Christmas

Christmas party accommodation

Here at Parliament House Hotel, we provide comfortable, central accommodation in Edinburgh, so you can rest those party feet after a fabulous Christmas night out. So, find out more about our hotel rooms, special offers and take a look around today!