The Edinburgh Address & Adore ScotlandEdinburgh Santa Run 4 December 22 11.00 West Princes Street Gardens Join in or spectate as thousands of santas run or walk the 2.5km through Princes Street Gardens. The aim is to have fun, collaborate and raise monies for children's charity 'When You Wish Upon A Star'. Edinburgh Christmas Market 2022 19 November 2022 to 3 January 2023 Princes Street The Christmas market will be in full swing, with fairground rides, mulled wine and festive stalls creating a sizzling atmosphere. Christmas at the Botanics 2022 17 November to 30 December The Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh A firm favourite for locals and visitors alike, as the gorgeous botanical gardens are lit with colorful installations and displays to wow and delight. This magical experience is a memorable experience. My Fair Lady 14 December to 7 January Edinburgh Playhouse Edinburgh gets the opportunity to view this multi-award-winning show, following successes in the London West End. The King's Panto: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 17 December 2022 to 22 January 2023 Festival Theatre It's not Christmas without a panto. Princes Gardens Concert & Fireworks 31st December Princes Street Gardens It’s almost time to embrace the New Year! And of course, nothing is better than celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Princes Street Gardens with some good music and a wonderful fireworks show. At midnight, say goodbye to 2022 and welcome in 2023 with the best views in the house of the fireworks over Edinburgh Castle. This really is your ticket to the ultimate, memorable Hogmanay experience.
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What's On December?

Written by Charlotte Roberts

Edinburgh in December - A view of Nelson Monument at Calton Hill in Edinburgh in the snow at sunset.
A view of Nelson Monument at Calton Hill in Edinburgh in the snow at sunset.

It's Christmas Time! Visit Edinburgh in December to enjoy the fairytale city, go to the Christmas Market, the Christmas Tree Festival and so much more!

Special advice from The Edinburgh Address: pack your winter wardrobe, it's chilly outside.

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Fireworks above Edinburgh castle in December - Red and pink firework explosion above the castle at night.
Red and pink firework explosion above the castle at night.

This really is your ticket to the ultimate, memorable Hogmanay experience.

Edinburgh Santa Run

4 December 22
11.00
West Princes Street Gardens

Join in or spectate as thousands of santas run or walk the 2.5km through Princes Street Gardens. The aim is to have fun, collaborate and raise monies for children's charity 'When You Wish Upon A Star'. 

Edinburgh Christmas Market 2022

19 November 2022 to 3 January 2023
Princes Street

The Christmas market will be in full swing, with fairground rides, mulled wine and festive stalls creating a sizzling atmosphere.

Christmas at the Botanics 2022

17 November to 30 December
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

A firm favourite for locals and visitors alike, as the gorgeous botanical gardens are lit with colorful installations and displays to wow and delight. 

This magical experience is a memorable experience. 

My Fair Lady

14 December to 7 January
Edinburgh Playhouse

Edinburgh gets the opportunity to view this multi-award-winning show, following successes in the London West End. 

The King's Panto: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

17 December 2022 to 22 January 2023
Festival Theatre

It's not Christmas without a panto. 

Princes Gardens Concert & Fireworks 

31st December
Princes Street Gardens

It’s almost time to embrace the New Year! And of course, nothing is better than celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Princes Street Gardens with some good music and a wonderful fireworks show.

At midnight, say goodbye to 2022 and welcome in 2023 with the best views in the house of the fireworks over Edinburgh Castle.

This really is your ticket to the ultimate, memorable Hogmanay experience. 

We hope that you enjoy December in Edinburgh! Contact us if you have any questions about the city, or for suggestions on which of our range of luxury holiday homes would best suit you for a dreamy Christmas experience in Edinburgh.

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