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7 Fabulous Christmas Events in Edinburgh this November

Edinburgh Christmas

The Christmas Markets are almost ready to open their gates, The Dome‘s renowned Christmas decorations are up, and all we need is Jenner’s famous Christmas Tree, then Christmas will have truly descended on Edinburgh. If you’re ready to get into the festive spirit, there are various fabulous Christmas events happening in Edinburgh this November, and we have hand-picked a few highlights to ensure that you don’t miss out. So get ready to don your Fair Isle jumper and enjoy a glass of mulled wine, because the Christmas countdown is on!

1. Ice Adventure: A Journey Through Frozen Scotland

Every year, Edinburgh’s Christmas celebrations appear to be bigger and better, and this year, an “Ice Adventure: A Journey Through Frozen Scotland” will join the exciting lineup. Tickets start at £7 and you’ll get a chance to take a journey through frozen Scotland and immerse yourself in this artistic installation – which will feature spectacular ice sculptures and an ice bar. A few ice sculptures to look forward to including, Robert the Bruce, Highland Cows, Dolly the Sheep, and (non-other than) Greyfriars Bobby!

Edinburgh Christmas

Photo Credit: Edinburgh Christmas 2017

2. Edinburgh Christmas Markets

Edinburgh’s Christmas Markets have become an iconic and eagerly anticipated affair. Over the years, the Christmas Markets have expanded to include; the Big Wheel, the 60-metre-high Star Flyer, an ice rink, the Christmas Tree Maze, Santa’s Grotto, plus, where it all began, the Market itself!

Christmas Market

3. Santa’s Grotto

Santa will be visiting Edinburgh, so bring your little ones to hear a festive fairytale, sit on Father Christmas’s knee, meet his helpers, and receive a wee gift. Tickets start at £8, and be sure to book your time slot!

4. Light Night

A fabulous way to get into the festive spirit is by joining the masses to enjoy fireworks, twinkly lights, and live music. You can also look forward to the Christmas Tree on the Mound, a gift to the City of Edinburgh Council from Hordaland County Council in Norway, being lit as part of the Light Night switch-on. The best bit is it’s free!

Christmas Tree

5. Christmas Foodies Festival

Grab a friend and head along to the Christmas Foodies Festival to enjoy lots of delicious delights. You can look forward to take-home recipes and top tips from MasterChef winners, plus Great British Menu stars and top Scottish chefs will be cooking up their festive favourites, and last, but certainly not least, top patisserie chefs will be baking up show-stopping cakes and treats! Tickets start at £10.


Edinburgh Foodies Festival

6. Christmas at the Botanics

This is a magical event you will not want to miss! There’s something for everyone at this festive event and fun for all the family. There will be a one-mile illuminated trail that winds its way through the world-famous Garden providing a magical experience after dark, plus lots more. Advance tickets start at £14 (£10 for children).

Botanic Gardens

Photo Credit: Royal Botanic Gardens

7. Christmas Dinner at Marco Pierre White

Lastly, why not treat yourself to dinner for two at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill. With fillet steak and a glass of wine, it’s the perfect way to wind down after a busy day at Edinburgh’s Christmas. Tickets from £50.

Christmas Dinner


Fancy staying in Edinburgh over the festive season? We have the perfect home away from home for you!

Edinburgh Festival Accommodation

41a Broughton Street

If you’re visiting Edinburgh from out of town and need somewhere central to stay, we have plenty of affordable self-catering apartments to choose from – all special and unique. One option is this gorgeous one bedroom home on Broughton Street. This is a serene gem of an apartment and yet the location on Broughton Street means that there’s so much fun to be had just on the doorstep.

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