Hogmanay in Edinburgh is world renowned, but Christmastime is pretty good too, and what’s more, by booking in advance, travel and accommodation costs are a fraction of the price that they are for the New Year celebrations.
The main Christmas market centres around East Princes Street Gardens and has everything you would expect – and more.
We enjoyed our visit here in 2015 so much that we’ve decided to come back again this year (2018).
Unfortunately, Virgin Money’s Street of Light hasn’t made another appearance since we saw it in 2015 (it probably cost them too much money), and so I’ve included some pictures for posterity.
The event took place each evening on the Royal Mile and consisted of 26 arches containing 60,000 lights stretching from the City Chambers to the Tron Kirk.
There are still plenty of other things to see and do, and the link below will show you what they are.