Edinburgh is the best city in Britain for a Christmas break. Scotland’s Capital is stunningly beautiful for the rest of the year too but at Christmas, it becomes a truly magical experience.
Christmas lunch and dinner, festive shopping, winter family fun and lots of other activities take place in a vibrant Edinburgh city centre. Hardly any other city in the world has the ability to bring excellent shopping and the magic of Christmas so close together, and at the centre of such a beautiful city, as well.
Events and festive Christmas celebrations take place throughout the city from Princes Street itself with the Gardens, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle in the Old Town to George Street in the New Town.
The winter festival in Edinburgh lasts for more than a month, starting with the Christmas Lights Switch On, followed by Christmas time in fairytale-like Edinburgh, and finally, finishing off with the Hogmanay (New Year’s) 4-day long celebrations.
Christmas Accommodation in Edinburgh
There’s no doubt that the best thing about Christmas in Edinburgh is the Winter Wonderland, a mix of fairground rides, Ferris Wheel, outdoor ice rink, hot food stands, Christmas fair and a traditional German Christmas market. These are all open for visitors for nearly 4 weeks.
Other Christmas events include the Santa Run, Edinburgh’s attempt at breaking the record for the largest gathering of Santas, the Ice Rink in Princes Street Gardens and music concerts for all ages throughout Scotland’s Capital?
Apartment Availability during the Christmas Period
Our apartments are superbly positioned to enjoy the Christmas festivities in Edinburgh. But please don’t leave booking your apartment to the last minute as we are always fully booked during the busy Christmas & Hogmanay periods.