Edinburgh’s Christmas returns this winter from 16th November 2019 to 4th January 2020! Visit our magical winter wonderland for six-weeks of festive entertainment. Perfect for all the family, a romantic winter getaway or festive time with friends in Scotland’s capital city. With no shortage of things to do it’s time to start planning your Edinburgh Christmas experience!
Light Night – Sunday 17th November 2019 at 3:30pm
Hosted by Forth 1’s Arlene Stuart this event will feature performances from local choirs and a very special appearance from the cast of the Lion King Musical which returns to Edinburgh from 5th December. A spectacular display will mark the official switch on of Edinburgh’s Christmas lights!
Attractions from 16th November 2019 – 4th January 2020
This year, Edinburgh’s resident silent disco will take you on an adventure through the Christmas markets! This fun-filled activity is suitable for all ages, tickets can be purchase here.
Located across 2 floors on the Mound, the bothy bar will open its doors to immerse visitors into the world of whisky. Serving a variety of hot toddies and whisky cocktails to showcase the flavours from the four corners of Scotland that go into creating the Johnnie Walker brand. The perfect spot to cosy up next to the fire and enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of the markets.
The traditional Christmas market in the heart of the city centre offers a unique shipping experience with everything from local and bespoke products and gifts to tasty treats! From intimate street food gatherings to large European markets there are lots of interesting stalls where you can find that perfect present or get in the festive spirit with a hot mug of mulled wine.
Younger children can enjoy Santa Land in Princes Street Gardens, along with a festive fairground of rides and the Christmas Tree Maze. With plenty for the whole family, rides include the Santa Train, Reindeer ride, the spiralling Helter Skelter and many more. As it wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to Santa, there will be Santa’s Grotto where children will receive a small gift from Santa himself. Tickets must be booked in advance here.
The Forth 1 Big Wheel is an icon of the Edinburgh Christmas skyline and offers dazzling views of the city. Or take a twirl on the 60 metre high thrilling Star Flyer offering more spectacular view of the capital.
Angels Share Hotel is just a short walk from all the Edinburgh Christmas festive attractions and is a perfect choice for a time away this festive period in Edinburgh. Book now and experience Edinburgh’s Christmas at Angels Share Hotel