Famed for its festive festivals, bright twinkly lights, picturesque Edinburgh hotels and jolly good Christmas spirit, Christmas in Edinburgh is an event all in itself. Against the backdrop of a glittering city is a multitude or rides, fairs, crafts and activities. From the Ice Rink and Santa Land in Princess Street Gardens, to the Big Wheel and 60-metre-high Star Flyer in East Princess Street Gardens, Christmas in Edinburgh has something for everybody.
If you’re looking forward to a traditional Scottish Christmas, head on down to the Scottish Market in St. Andrew Square and enjoy all the delicious foods, tasty drinks and traditional crafts Christmas in Edinburgh has to offer. Enjoy some last minute Christmas shopping and pick up unique gifts and goods at the European Market. Or take a turn around Santa Land and help the wee ones pick out pressies at the Children’s Market.
If picking out pressies and having your face painted at the Children’s Market sounds like fun, you might as well hop on board the Santa Train for the Christmas express. Santa Land in Princess Street Gardens is the perfect excuse to feel like a kid again. Get lost in the Christmas Tree Maze, watch Santa’s little helpers at work in the Elves’ Workshop or meet the man himself in Santa’s Grotto. With a North Pole Slide, Swan Lake, a Rollercoaster and so much more, Santa Land is guaranteed to be a fun day out for the whole family.
Jolly Good Shows
No Christmas in Edinburgh would be complete without a song a dance at one of the many, many shows on offer. Take a magic carpet ride with Aladdin at The King’s Theatre. Stay en pointe with the Nutcracker at The Festival Theatre. Or branch out in the Spiegeltent with the fantastik Julia Donaldson’s The Stick Man.
Welcome The New Year
End off the perfect Christmas in Edinburgh with Scotland’s world famous Hogmanay Festival. Enjoy a three-day party extravaganza throughout Scotland’s capital. Party 2015 away with large open air concerts, street parties and spectacular firework displays welcoming “the bells” (when the clock strikes midnight).
If you’re thinking of spending this Christmas in Edinburgh, make sure you find an Edinburgh hotel that’ll meet your Christmas needs. Check out our fun-tastic special offers and experience a traditional Scottish Christmas in the heart of Scotland’s vibrant capital with Parliament House Hotel.