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Experience the Magic of the Edinburgh Christmas Market

Edinburgh Christmas Market 2018

The Edinburgh Christmas Market is one of the things that makes our city such a special place to be over the festive season. It’s more than your average festive market. There are so many things to see and do that will delight the whole family, from shopping, ice skating, fairground rides, parties and plenty of free events for you to enjoy.

Here are a few of the highlights we’re looking forward to this year:

Light Night – 18th November

Blue and pink fireworks fill the night skyThe official opening of the Edinburgh Christmas Market on 18th November is an event not to be missed. Beginning at 3 pm, Scottish choirs will be performing Christmas songs at 50 different stages along George Street. The climax of the event is a terrific fireworks display and the official lights switch-on. This free event is a delight for the whole family and an annual fixture for many people. Come along and celebrate with us (and around 20,000 others!).

The Festive Market – 17th November to 5th January

Christmas market stall in EdinburghVisit the traditional market in East Princes Street Gardens to browse a delectable range of seasonal gifts and goodies. From homemade sausages to candy canes and hand-knitted scarves, enjoy the atmosphere and pick up a Christmas treat or two for you and the family.

Here, you’ll also find Santa Land for the kids, and lots of rides and attractions for the grown-ups too. Including the trilling Star Flyer and the Big Wheel.

Silent Light – 19th November to 1st January

Woman with headphones enjoying musicPut on your headphones and groove to the music under a blanket of lights, synchronised to the beat. This is the ultimate silent disco. Each show lasts for 20 minutes and there are up to 5 in a row.

Tickets start from £4.50 and are available now.

Ice Skating – 16th November to 5th January

Close up of ice skates on rinkThis amazing circular rink around the Melville Monument in St Andrew Square is a wonderful festive experience. There’s even a bar in the middle, where you can get something tasty to warm you up.

Prices begin at £5.00 and that includes skate hire.

Visit Edinburgh this Christmastime

Edinburgh becomes a magical place over Christmas, so if you needed an excuse, now is the perfect time to come visit. Check out our Special Offers for Christmas and we’ll see you soon!

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