Edinburgh’s Christmas

For as long as I can remember, Edinburgh’s Christmas has been something of a tradition in this city. Every year, during the month of December, the normally empty courtyard beside the Scottish National Gallery becomes a charming and whimsical European style market, with more craft stalls and rides expanding down to Waverley Station.

However, last year the Christmas events were taken over by Underbelly, and as a result the operation has “snowballed” (see what I did there?!) into a huge funfair/market/entertainment extravaganza that covers most of East Princes Street and St Andrews Square. If you’re planning on making a visit, put aside at least a couple of hours to enjoy everything there is on offer.

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