Edinburgh at Christmastime

Edinburgh at Christmastime

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).

East Princes Street Gardens
The Star Flyer

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.


Virgin Money's Street of Light
Virgin Money's Street of Light

6 thoughts on “Edinburgh at Christmastime

  1. Albert

    The Street of light is beautiful. They have a similar (though somewhat larger) display in Singapore – where money is no object!

    1. Malcolm Post author

      I don’t suppose all these lights around the world aren’t doing much for the environment, but I can’t help enjoying them all the same

  2. Barbara

    What lot I missed in Edinburgh!
    My sister married a Scot and we enjoyed our visits to the City – but then they went to Canada!
    We went back a couple of times for Conferences but never had much time to explore. Thanks for filling in some of the gaps.


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