This year, Edinburgh’s Christmas will be bigger and more beautiful than ever. Spread across East Princes Street Gardens and St Andrew Square, Edinburgh’s Christmas will feature dozens of attractions and shows, and will continue from 22nd November to 5th January.
The much-loved markets will return, and this year as well as the European Christmas Market, there’s a Scottish Food and Drink Market and a Children’s Market for the little ones, featuring workshops from card-making to designing your own gingerbread man.
A beautiful Spiegeltent in St Andrew Square will host critically-acclaimed circus sensation LIMBO. Fresh from rave reviews in London and Australia, LIMBO mixes live music, circus, dance and illusions and is guaranteed to heat up Edinburgh this Christmas.
Family shows on offer include Fringe Festival hit and Primary Times Children’s Choice Award-winner Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs, and Little Red Riding Hood, an enchanting fairytale from the creators of The Hairy Maclary and Friends stage show.
The world’s first time-travelling dance party, Hot Dub Time Machine, also returns to Edinburgh, with ten dates at Summerhall. Dance your way from 1954 to the present day, one year at a time. The ice rink returns to East Princes Street Gardens, along with other attractions including the Big Wheel and breathtaking carousels.
We dare you to try the Star Flyer – a thrilling, almost 60 metre-high ride offering views of Edinburgh like you’ve never seen it before. Take the kids on a trip to Santa Land in East Princes Street Gardens, where children can visit Father Christmas in his grotto, ride the Santa Train and explore the brand new Christmas Tree Maze – can you find the elves’ workshop in the middle?
There’s even more on offer across this fantastic, festive season – visit edinburghschristmas.com for more info on why this year’s Christmas in Edinburgh will be the most magical yet.