5 Reasons to Visit Edinburgh at Christmas

Edinburgh may not be the first city that comes to mind when envisioning a traditional European Christmas, but the city celebrates Christmas in style. From classic Christmas markets to festive activities and amazing food and drink, these are a few reasons to visit Edinburgh at Christmas.

European Christmas Markets

Edinburgh’s European Christmas Markets are situated between East Princes Street Gardens and The Mound, with over 100 stalls selling handmade gifts, hearty food, and traditional holiday drinks. Grab a warming glass of mulled wine and a German sausage and shop for traditional trinkets to artisan crafts, wool clothing and sweet treats. The Bothy – a festive pop-up bar made from shipping containers – offers some respite from the notoriously chilly Scottish weather.

Street of Light

A recent addition to Edinburgh’s Christmas events, the Street of Light features 26 arches and over 60,000 lights synchronised to musical recordings from local choirs and bands. The 20

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