When the Christmas season comes, it hits Edinburgh like an explosion of light. The city lights up with attractions and sights that turn St Andrew’s Square into the North Pole itself. So if we’ve brought Lapland to you, where else would you go to celebrate the build up to St Nick’s Day? With all the choices of festivals and markets on offer, here’s our breakdown of where the secret delights are hidden amongst the Edinburgh Christmas Market.
The Children’s Market, strictly for those on the Nice List.
One of the landmarks of the Edinburgh Christmas Market is the Children’s Market. Situated right in the heart of Santa Land, the market is surrounded by festive child-friendly happenings and events. With craft making, face painting and lots of shopping opportunities for the little ones, Santa Land is the perfect place for the kids to feel in charge and Christmassy. With Santa Land having its own Grotto, the kids can not only visit Mr Claus himself, but they can really get lost in the magical winter wonderland that surrounds them. And perhaps, the snow, the lights and the joy can even takes a few parents back to their youths. As Buddy the Elf did say, everyone needs to have Christmas Spirit, and where else would it be than the Children’s Market in the heart of the magic.
Do Christmas, The Scottish Way
The Scottish Market in St Andrews Square is the traditional extravaganza of the Edinburgh Christmas Market, filled with winter foods, crafts, gifts and attractions. With a national twist, the locally sourced produce could make your Christmas Dinner gain a Michelin star at bargain prices. And for those really in the Festive feel, the stalls and samples of fantastic gins and craft beer, will give the Christmas Market that Christmas kick. Not to mention a choice of whisky to last all day.
A World of Tastes
The European Christmas Market has over the past twenty years, become an attraction in itself in the Capital. The culture of each individual stall can have you tucking into German Sausage then Dutch Pancakes. This traditional market that has a certain romantic feel to it. It is the perfect outing for a relaxed stroll through the stalls and the lights of the market, and get yourself feeling all cosy and festive over a mulled wine, or two!Â With the Edinburgh Christmas Market hosting all these international and local varieties, we guarantee a visit will get you really in the buzz of Christmas!