The city of Edinburgh is known for its atmosphere and beauty, helped along by a unique aesthetic and a tumultuous history that stretches back centuries. It's hardly surprising, then, that the city is also home to the some of the most exciting and inventive holiday markets around. Christmas markets in Edinburgh run the range from traditional affairs with rides and Santa grottos, to off-the-beaten track gatherings with an artisanal twist.
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Best Christmas Markets to Visit in Edinburgh
Although Edinburgh is a gorgeous city to wander aimlessly and get lost in, we have compiled a short list of it's best Christmas Markets on offer to help you make the best out of your Christmas Vacation.
East Princes Street Gardens
The main event when it comes to Christmas markets in Edinburgh, the East Princes Street Gardens Christmas market is located slap bang in the middle of the city and offers a wide selection of different experiences spread out over a fairly significant area. Each year the market seems to get just a little bigger, and there is fun for all the family. Take a romantic ride on a Christmas Ferris wheel and or journey deep into Santa Land. Later take a taster of some local whiskey with flavorings ranging from tangerines to honey.
Jupiter Artland's Christmas Fair
While it can't match the East Princes Street market in terms of scale, the Jupiter Artland's market distinguishes itself by offering visitors a chance to buy artisan creations and edibles. Located in a beautiful sculpture garden on the outskirts of the city, the event has an otherworldly atmosphere that families looking for something different are sure to love. Get lost among the trees and meadows of your own Winterland adventure.
Summerhall Christmas Market
If you want to visit this one, you'll have to get your dates right as it only last for a single day. If quantity is lacking then quality certainly isn't as this alternative-style Christmas market is filled with locally created goods, wreath-making stalls, and vegan offerings, all set to the ethereal sounds of the Summerhall community choir performing caroling duties for the day.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much do vacation rentals for Christmas Markets in Edinburgh cost?
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