The Edinburgh AddressDespite this Chirstmas' major differences from last year's, you would be surprised of how many magical events will give you that unique festive feeling. Before I share with you the list of things to do this winter remember to check directly with the venues for opening times and booking requirements. Also, keep an eye on the latest advice from the Scottish Government website and follow current guidelines. Christmas at the Botanics 2 December 2020 - 3 January 2021 If you are looking for an event that will put you in the Christmas spirit this is the one! Go on a trail of magical and sparkling lights after dark. Snowflakes, water reflections, tunnel of light, giant baubles and festive music come together for a truly special experience. Info and tickets Edinburgh Zoo's Christmas Nights 20 November 2020 - Sunday 3 January 2021 Ready for a journey to the North Pole? Enjoy this year's event at the zoo, with a light trail taking you through Penguins Rock and exploring an enchanted ice forest and sparkling Christmas tree paths. Info and tickets Christmas Festival Day 19 December 2020 Christmas at the Palace of Holyroodhouse is coming soon. Visit the Palace, explore the historic Christmas traditions of the Royal Family, see the beautifully decorated State Apartments and make your own Christmas decoration to take home. Info and tickets Edinburgh’s Markets Edinburgh is famous for its many markets and despite the iconic city centre market being cancelled, there are many markets around town you can enjoy. Buy local gifts, a decorative ornament or delicious artisan food and hot drinks and enjoy a wonderful festive experience. Castle Street Christmas Market - 26 Nov to 23 Dec 2020 Ocean Terminal Christmas Market - 25 Nov - 23 Dec 2020 Edinburgh Farmers' Market - Every Sunday from 9am-2pm Stockbridge Market - Every Sunday from 10am-4pm Grassmarket Market - Every Saturday from 10am – 5pm Leith Market - Every Saturday from 10am to 4pm Tour of Chocolate Festive Edition 24th November – 31st December 2020 Christmas and chocolate are two of our favourite things and this tour will be just perfect for a family day out. Make your own Christmas chocolate bar, taste festive-flavoured hot chocolate, tuck in a winterspice Christmas pudding-flavour chocolate! Info and tickets Santa at Home 23 November – 24 December 2020. Online event Even Santa uses Zoom, so enjoy this private session with him, live from the North Pole! Sessions last up to 12 minutes and Santa's elves will send you a free recording of your session to keep forever! Info and tickets
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Christmas in Edinburgh Winter 2020 - This year's best festive things to do from light displays to Santas Grotto

Written by Davide Tedesco|

Christmas in Edinburgh will be a real cracker with these magical events taking place this year.

Edinburgh Christmas Things to do 2020

Edinburgh is absolutely a Christmas wonderland even without the famous Christmas Market there are still six markets you can explore! Let's take this opportunity to explore these wonderful events and maybe experience something new.

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Edinburgh Christmas 2020

Despite this Chirstmas' major differences from last year's, you would be surprised of how many magical events will give you that unique festive feeling.

Before I share with you the list of things to do this winter remember to check directly with the venues for opening times and booking requirements. Also, keep an eye on the latest advice from  the Scottish Government website and follow current guidelines.

Christmas at the Botanics

2 December 2020 - 3 January 2021

If you are looking for an event that will put you in the Christmas spirit this is the one!

Go on a trail of magical and sparkling lights after dark. Snowflakes, water reflections, tunnel of light, giant baubles and festive music come together for a truly special experience.


Info and tickets


Edinburgh Zoo's Christmas Nights

20 November 2020 - Sunday 3 January 2021

Ready for a journey to the North Pole? Enjoy this year's event at the zoo, with a light trail taking you through Penguins Rock and exploring an enchanted ice forest and sparkling Christmas tree paths.

Info and tickets


Christmas Festival Day

19 December  2020

Christmas at the Palace of Holyroodhouse is coming soon. Visit the Palace, explore the historic Christmas traditions of the Royal Family, see the beautifully decorated State Apartments and make your own Christmas decoration to take home.

Info and tickets


Edinburgh’s Markets

Edinburgh is famous for its many markets and despite the iconic city centre market being cancelled, there are many markets around town you can enjoy. 
Buy local gifts, a decorative ornament or delicious artisan food and hot drinks and enjoy a wonderful festive experience.

 

Castle Street Christmas Market - 26 Nov to 23 Dec 2020

Ocean Terminal Christmas Market - 25 Nov - 23 Dec 2020

Edinburgh Farmers' Market - Every Sunday from 9am-2pm

Stockbridge Market - Every Sunday from 10am-4pm

Grassmarket Market - Every Saturday from 10am – 5pm

Leith Market - Every Saturday from 10am to 4pm


Tour of Chocolate Festive Edition

24th November – 31st December 2020

Christmas and chocolate are two of our favourite things and this tour will be just perfect for a family day out.

Make your own Christmas chocolate bar, taste festive-flavoured hot chocolate, tuck in a winterspice Christmas pudding-flavour chocolate!

Info and tickets


Santa at Home

23 November – 24 December 2020.  Online event

Even Santa uses Zoom, so enjoy this private session with him, live from the North Pole!

Sessions last up to 12 minutes and Santa's elves will send you a free recording of your session to keep forever!

Info and tickets

Edinburgh Christmas Markets 2020

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