Edinburgh Christmas Market
We'll be updating this page with more details as we approach the winter season and more details are released. But to get you in the mood for the fun Edinburgh offers during the festive season, here are some ideas.
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.
Edinburgh Christmas Market Opening Times
Situated smack bang in the middle of the city in Princes Street Gardens, the Edinburgh Christmas Market takes place each year.
As you make your way through more than 100 stalls, you’ll be able to shop to your heart’s content for unique and romantic items.
Whether you’re looking for something to put under the tree for a family member or friend, or a little something to spoil yourself with, at this market you’ll find the work of local artists, gastronomical delicacies, homemade items, things for the home, and things for yourself.
Treat yourself to delicacies such as cupcakes, chocolate, seafood and sausages as well as hunt for presents such as woodwork, jewellery or other fineries.
Stall after stall will vie for your attention.
Should you get thirsty though, there’s plenty of Scottish beer and gin to go around as well.
Shows at Christmas
For entertainment, there are plenty of shows this year at Edinburgh to suit young and old. Check details at The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, the Edinburgh Playhouse, and the Assembly Rooms Ballroom.
The Edinburgh's Christmas website has the full lineup of shows.
Rides / Attractions
If it’s excitement you seek, there are a variety of rides and attractions that will take your breath away. There’s the Big Wheel, Star Flyer, Autodrome, Christmas Tree Maze, a Rollercoaster and much more.
Don’t be stuck inside this Christmas. Come out and play and have a ball with the good people of Edinburgh. And if you're visiting the city overnight and require an apartment you know where to go!