Edinburgh's Christmas

Edinburgh's Christmas is a spectacular, six-week season of festive entertainment in the heart of the city centre.

Events are spread across the city with the main activity in and around Princes Street. The traditional German Christmas markets fill the Princes Street gardens and the big wheel, star flyer and santa land fill the upper levels along the main shopping street in the city. 

The festivities continue into St Andrew's Square where an ice rink and Scottish markets bring a more local presence to the celebrations. 

  • Stay in the heart of the city close to events. If you're visiting St Andrews Square, Apex Waterloo Place is just a few minutes walk from here offering a convenient place to base yourself
  • If you prefer the Old Town entertainment or Princes Street Gardens markets, Apex Grassmarket and Apex City of Edinburgh are the perfect choice offering Edinburgh Castle views
  • The West End of Edinburgh is a bit quieter, perfect for exploring Stockbridge, pubs, restaurants and events. Apex Haymarket Hotel is just a short walk from here

The Edinburgh Christmas festivities run 16 November - 5 January 2019, with the Christmas markets open from 10am - 10pm daily.

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