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Christmas Foodies Festival: Win a VIP Experience

Would you like to experience the Foodies Festival Christmas Event like a VIP? Dickins have teamed up with the team at Foodies Festival to give you an experience that will inspire Christmas spirit. Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre will be transformed into a spectacular culinary wonderland, 13-15th November, as Foodies Festival Christmas brings Scotland’s top chefs, award-winning artisan producers and international street food together under one roof for a fabulous festive feast. Find out more about the event here.

Foodies Festival Christmas

VIP tickets (normally £38 per person) include a welcome glass of bubbly, access to the VIP lounge with private bar and refreshments throughout the day, priority entry to food and drink masterclasses, a festive goody bag and a show guide.

If you’d like to win this fabulous prize worth over £70, simply tell us what your favourite thing is about Christmas in Edinburgh. Post your comment in the box at the bottom of the blog article. The winner will be announced on 16th October 2015. 

Foodies Festival Christmas

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Christmas Foodies Festival: Win a VIP Experience 

Don’t forget, to be in with a chance of winning the Christmas Foodies Festival VIP Experience, you need to comment below and tell us your favourite thing about Christmas in Edinburgh.

Christmas Foodies Festival: Win a VIP Experience

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  • charlie p

    October 19, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    i’ve never been, but i imagine it’s the views when it’s snowing!


  • Vincent Tait

    October 3, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Seeing Edinburgh so busy and happy with all the visitors.

    Love the christmas market and holiday time with friends and family

    OH and foodies festival 🙂


  • Kathryn MacKinnon Cook

    October 2, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    I love taking the kids to the Christmas market with family, having a toddy a bit too early in the day and then snuggling up at home (with a new castle view to enjoy this year!) watching a movie.


    • Dickins

      October 5, 2015 at 9:42 am

      Christmas is a really amazing time,. even more so with kids around. Love a cosy movie afternoon!

  • Gemma

    October 2, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    I love when the city comes alive with lights, it adds a touch of magic when walking around the markets with a glass of mulled wine.


    • Dickins

      October 5, 2015 at 9:42 am

      Everything seems a bit brighters with mulled wine! 🙂

  • Laura Anderson

    October 2, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    I’m not really one for the hustle and bustle of the town but I love to see the Christmas Tree on The Mound. Amazing gift to the city and so much effort put in to make it stand proud.


    • Dickins

      October 5, 2015 at 9:55 am

      It really is magnificent, Laura – always a proud moment and reminds you what there is to be thankful for!

    • Dickins

      October 16, 2015 at 5:19 pm

      Congratulations Laura Anderson! You have won 2 VIP tickets to Foodie Festival! Please email me at olivia@dickins.co.uk with your full postal address to claim your prize.

    • Jeanette

      April 1, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    • Jeannie

      April 6, 2016 at 2:07 pm

  • Penny Haywood Calder

    October 1, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    At night: the twinkling tree lights in the Grassmarket, Princes Street Gardens and St Andrews Square – they are so pretty and it must have taken ages to get them to follow the intricate lines of the tree branches. Then tasty goodies from the German market..
    By day, Edinburgh looking like someone has sprinkled icing sugar over it viewed from the frost-coated Braid Hills.


    • Dickins

      October 2, 2015 at 9:27 am

      The lights really are amazing – and they seem to suddenly appear! (And , of course, all the delicious snacks on offer at the German Market – we never leave empty handed!)

  • Victoria N

    October 1, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Ice skating followed by mulled wine at the German market – tried it the other way round one year and it wasn’t a good idea!


    • Dickins

      October 2, 2015 at 9:22 am

      haha – yes, that sounds a little bit more challenging Vicky!

  • Matthew

    October 1, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    I love all the decorations that are put up throughout the city of Edinburgh. The lights on George street are usually excellent.


    • Dickins

      October 2, 2015 at 9:18 am

      Thanks Matthew – they really are beautiful!

  • Roslyn

    October 1, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    I love going around the market, tasting all the yummy food and picking up a few presents for people!


    • Dickins

      October 1, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks Roslyn! Good luck in the competition!

  • Scott MacDonald

    October 1, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    The ferris wheel! (And the mulled wine at the German Market.)


    • Dickins

      October 1, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      We love the german market too, Scott! Good luck!

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