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Edinburgh Christmas Market & Winter Festival 2022-2023

A winter wonderland in the heart of a fairytale city

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The Christmas market in Edinburgh brings in the holiday spirit to the Scottish capital in mid-November. Located at downtown East Princes Street Gardens and George Street, in the heart of the city, it spreads a festive atmosphere and ensures excellent Christmas shopping. You'll find everything from handmade decorations to warm cashmere scarves. The Christmas market in Edinburgh is both traditional and romantic: you can enjoy an ice skating rink, walk through the stalls with different festive nick-nacks, and sip hot mulled wine with cinnamon.

Food delights are also abundant at the stalls, including traditional European holiday delicacies like German bratwurst, schnitzel, and, of course, hot chocolate to keep you warm. There are also street food offers from local vendors.

Children will definitely want to check out Santa Land. The holiday residence is located in the East Princes Street Gardens. It is full of rides and entertainment for the whole family. One of the most popular attractions is the Christmas Tree Maze. The rides include a reindeer merry-go-round and even a mini-rollercoaster.

We suggest you check the map offering the best accommodation nearby to be totally ready for this holiday extravaganza. To stay up-to-date with the latest event news, go to External Resources below.

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When does Edinburgh Christmas market start?

Edinburgh Christmas Market 2022 starts on November 19 and lasts till January 3.

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