Edinburgh Christmas & Hogmanay: Our Top Picks

With the Christmas just around the corner we decided to compile a list of just some of the fantastic things you can enjoy during this festive season in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Christmas Market

18 Nov 2017 - 06 Jan 2018

Situated in Princess Street, Edinburgh Christmas market is the perfect opportunity to pick up last minute Christmas gifts, with an abundance of unique and traditional gifts available you will find a gift for anyone.

Ice Adventure: A Journey Through Frozen Scotland

17th November - 24th December 2017

Looking for an activity that offers something a little bit different this Christmas? Why not take a journey through frozen Scotland, exploring Scotland's rich history through snow and ice sculptures. With mythical creatures and a few surprises along the way it is sure to be an experience you won't forget. Remember to wrap up warm with temperatures kept at -10C

Ice Skating

17th November - 6th January 2018

For kids big and small, ice skating is the perfect activity to get you into the Christmas spirit. Glide around the Melville Monument with there circular ice skating rink. Not a fan of ice skating, why not watch your loved ones enjoying the action from the spectators viewing platform.

Torchlight Procession

30th December

Hogmanany celebrations begin early in Edinburgh with a torchlight procession, join 8000 other torchbearers around Edinburgh's Old Town. Surrounded by drums and bagpipes this lively event is not to be missed.

Hogmanay in Edinburgh

31st December

There is no better place in the world to bring in the new year than Edinburgh. From ceilidhs to bagpipes you will experience it all in the capital of Scotland. Experience counting down to 2018 with one of the largest street parties in the world

Loony Dook

1st January

Start your new year right and combat your hangover by running into the Firth of Forth water. This traditional ritual happens every year with brave dookers taking on the challenge of parading around the high street before running straight into the Forth in order to raise money for charity. Costumes are encouraged!