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Edinburgh’s Christmas 2015

The official countdown is on – Christmas is coming! Edinburgh’s Christmas organises festive celebrations every year, and this year, there is more to do than ever.

Edinburgh’s Christmas Market

With magical Christmas markets in St Andrew Square and East Princes Street Gardens, there are plenty of places to grab a toasty mulled wine, enjoy Christmas rides and partake in some ice skating!

Edinburgh's Christmas 2015

The Chistmas Market

Rides & Attractions

The Big Wheel offers fantastic views of the city, as does the Star Flyer – from 60 metres above street level…do you dare?

Santa Land offers the chance for the kiddies to meet Santa, while the ice rink allows children to learn and enjoy skating while the adults show off their skating prowess, or enjoy a mulled win from the sidelines.

Edinburgh's Christmas 2015

Santaland 2015

Circa: BEYOND

Acclaimed international circus company Circa make their Edinburgh’s Christmas debut.

Get up close and personal in the magical 1920s Spiegeltent with extraordinary circus performers and enter a beautiful and bewitching world. Let this intimate, red-curtained realm draw you into a cabaret, a zoo, an asylum… and a stage.

View Dates & Book here

Fancy a treat for both the taste buds and the eyes? Click here for our Beyond and Harvey Nichols Dining Package.

Edinburgh's Christmas 2015

Circa: Beyond

24 Doors of Advent

Edinburgh’s Christmas is running a real-life advent calendar which lets you open a door a day. Each day from 1 – 24 December, a building around Edinburgh that’s usually closed to the public will open its doors, and it’s all completely free.

Most importantly, our beautiful self-catering property, Rock House, will be open to the public on December 10th.

Rock House is a unique and historic Edinburgh property, and, for the first time ever, it will be available to rent for self-catering holidays. Recently renovated by world renowned Studio Reed, there is no doubt that Rock House will be a hit – after all, it’s the most stylish and unique property in Edinburgh!

We can’t wait to see you there on the 10th December. Don’t forget, we will be running some fantastic giveaways with Edinburgh florist, Narcissus Flowers – stay tuned for more information.

(Clue: Your house could look even more festive this year than usual…!)

Click here for more detailed information about the doors.

Edinburgh's Christmas 2015

Visit Rock House on December 10th

Stick Man – Live on Stage!

From the book by Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s hugely popular children’s book Stick Man is back in Edinburgh for Christmas! Touching, funny and utterly original, this award-winning production features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves.

View dates and book here

Edinburgh's Chirstmas 2015

Stickman

Click here to view the full Edinburgh’s Christmas 2015 programme. Don’t forget – EH postcode holders can enjoy 20% off!

Where to Stay:

Dickins has some beautiful properties around Edinburgh, and they are all close to the city centre and the Christmas festivities.

Rock House: The Photographer’s Studio

Romantic, unique and historic, The Photographer’s Studio at Rock House gives you the opportunity to live in and experience one of Edinburgh’s heritage landmark buildings. With a fascinating history and connection to early photography, there is nowhere else like it. With unparalleled views of Edinburgh and a 2-minute walk from Princes Street, the location is just unbeatable.

The Photographer's Studio

The Photographer’s Studio

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas, wherever you are – but, if you decide to come to Edinburgh, please do get in touch.

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