Edinburgh's Christmas, Friday 17 Nov 2023 – Saturday 6 January 2024
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Edinburgh’s Christmas

Located in Edinburgh’s historic city centre and picturesque Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh’s Christmas is the ultimate destination for festive family fun this winter.

Running for seven magical weeks from Friday 17th November 2023 to Saturday 6th January 2024, Edinburgh’s Christmas transforms the city centre with festive fun for all the family, including traditional Christmas Markets, classic funfair rides, spectacular outdoor events, live outdoor events, delicious food and drink, and so much more… so start dreaming of hot chocolate and mulled wine, and get ready to join in the festive fun in Edinburgh this winter. Last year we welcomed over 2.5M locals and visitors to Christmas attractions throughout the city centre, and we can’t wait to see you all again this year.

Event details and tickets will be available to book on our website in the coming months.

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Two women enjoying Christmas market display.
Edinburgh's Christmas iconic Big Wheel, illuminated at night.
Story time with Santa
Edinburgh's Christmas market at night.
Lidl on Ice Rink
Children's' penguin skates at the ice rink.
Illuminated 'Edinburgh' sign at The Mound.
'Festival of Kindness' display
St. Andrews Square, illuminated at night.
Edinburgh's Christmas iconic Big Wheel, illuminated at night.

Christmas Market

Edinburgh's Christmas market with the iconic Big Wheel showing in the background.

Edinburgh’s Christmas Markets are located in the heart of the historic city centre, transforming Princes Street Gardens into a spectacular winter wonderland, lined with beautifully decorated wooden chalets packed full of unique gifts, local arts and crafts, handmade Christmas decorations and mouth-watering festive delights.

You’ll be spoiled for choice in our Christmas Markets with plenty of gift ideas for friends and family, or even a treat for yourself!

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Apply for a market stall for Christmas 2023
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