Edinburgh Christmas Market 2017 - Ice Skating & Events

Christmas is a magical season, Edinburgh is a magical city, put the two together and you’re in for a memorable time. Despite the freezing temperatures, locals and visitors alike enjoy everything the city has to offer, especially the various Christmas markets.

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Edinburgh Events in December 2017 - Christmas Market

Winter is certainly upon us in Auld Reekie! Christmas lights twinkle against our glorious and varied architecture, and coffee shop windows steam up around oh-so-delicious hot chocolates and tasty treats. Edinburgh is a fantastic destination all year round, but really comes in to its own in December when the famous Scottish hospitality is in full swing. Keep reading for the low down on what we’ll be getting up to this month as well as info on the other events and things to do and see in December 2017.

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Edinburgh New Year's Day Events 2018 - What's On? - Things to do

If you're in Edinburgh over Hogmanay and New Year, don't worry, the party doesn't end on 31st December. The city's New Year programme has a schedule of events to keep us entertained well beyond Hogmanay itself and into the first few days of the New Year.

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Edinburgh November Spotlight 2017 - Events & Things to do

November 2017 is the perfect time for exploring Edinburgh. Nestled between the Festival and Hogmanay, a trip at this time of year allows you to enjoy Auld Reekie all to yourself. Crowds subside, trees turn glorious shades of rust and cinnamon, and the city opens itself up to new guests with all sorts of autumnal delights. We’ve put together a list of some seasonal highlights, events and things to do to inspire your city break.  

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Dobbies Santa Grotto in Edinburgh at Christmas 2017

I don't actually own a garden but that's never stopped me enjoying a visit to the Edinburgh branch of Dobbies Garden Centres. And in December there's all the more reason to visit, because Santa will be there most days up until Christmas. For £9.95, bookable in advance at Dobbies Online youngsters can have a chat with Santa in his grotto at Dobbie and get a wee present to take home.

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Best Christmas Day Lunch & Dinner in Edinburgh 2017 - Menus & Restaurants

Andy Williams told us “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, but I’ll bet he didn’t have to do the washing up. How about leaving the dirty work to somebody else this Christmas, and enjoying your festive feast in one of Edinburgh’s favourite eateries. I’ve done the digging to find out who’s opening their doors on Christmas Day, so here’s my top picks for 2017:

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Midlothian Snow Centre - Edinburgh Skiing & Snowsports at Hillend in Pentland Hills

If you're planning on being in Edinburgh in late December, you might be interested to know the city's Midlothian Snow Sports Centre will be offering ski-ing and snowboarding lessons over Christmas and New Year. The ski centre - informally known to locals as 'Hillend' - has the largest artifical ski slope anywhere in Britain. Handy, because despite its reputation for Arctic conditions, Edinburgh is a seaside town and doesn't often get cold enough to have real snow.

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 - Dates & History

Festival season is well underway in Edinburgh and it’s almost time for the launch of the largest of the bunch - The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The largest arts and culture festival in the world The Fringe sees thousands of performers flock to the city each year.

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Edinburgh Tram Map & Route With Stops / Stations Including Edinburgh Airport

It's fair to say that the ‘T’ word has been a bit of a controversial topic with residents. However now that everything appears to have settled down it's clear that the city has warmed to its new tram line. We've seen test runs, an April Fools, and even the rumour of a city centre to Granton extension, but now it's definitely a case of so far so good. The first tram line has introduced 15 shiny new stops, each with their own story to tell, and we’ve got the low down on what’s what along the way.

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Best Bagpipe Music Including Black Bear Tune - Famous Scottish Songs

Pipe Bands from all over the world will be playing some of the most famous bagpipe songs whilst battling it out on Glasgow Green at The World Pipe Band Championships this October. The event is definitely one not to be missed by any piping fans! Not only will you be treated to some world class pipping and drumming but there is also Highland Dancing and Highland Games events on throughout the weekend. In honour of this event I thought I would take a look at some of the most recognisable and best loved march and bagpipe tunes known in Scotland.

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