Winter is around the corner. But it is not a problem. You can spend this time brightly, actively and memorable. Just visit Edinburgh this winter. The festive fun in Edinburgh begins at Light Night on 23 November 2014 when a dramatic extravaganza will be performed on George Street. The city lights will then be turned on by a special guest, and the event culminates with live music and a spectacular firework display. This is a real magic! This is a tale not only for children but for adults also. Celebrate St Andrew’s Day at a traditional Scottish ceilidh on 30 November, or browse the shows and events for all ages as part of Edinburgh’s Christmas, a fantastic winter events programme running from 21 November – 4 January. You have a lot of time to deside and choose a suitable time for you. Even a weekend in this unusual city will be the best Christmas present for your family.
Since 21st Nov till 4th Jan 2015 the Children’s Market is plaining to start. Situated in Santa Land, you’ll find the magical Children’s Market playing host to a selection of festive, child-friendly festive experiences. With Face painting, Christmas Crafts and fun festive children’s shopping opportunities – the Children’s Market is the perfect shopping destination for gifts and festive treats. Do not miss it!
If you want to buy some presents and good things for your friends and relatives, welcome to Scottish Market in St Andrew Square. This place is a winter showcase of some of the best craft, food and drink that Scotland has to offer. The treats available will include locally produced sausages, fresh seafood, unique chocolate, delightful cupcakes, gin, Scottish brewed craft beer, Scottish crafted jewellery and woodwork, the best Scottish accessories and a lot of other usful and interesting trinkets.
And of course, no winter in Edinburgh is complete without Hogmanay!This year’s programme includes the Torchlight Procession through Edinburgh’s Old Town on 30 December, followed by the famous street party, a ceilidh, a concert in Princes Street Gardens and a spectacular fireworks display on 31 December. Start now to plan your unforgettable New Year in Scotland!
The next great event is Christmas. We should note that Christmas in Edinburgh is one of the highlights of the winter season, featuring a packed calendar of events, attractions and festive markets. The celebrations continue as Edinburgh’s Hogmanay shows the world how to party over three days with spectacular entertainment, incredible bands and amazing crowds from every corner of the globe.
Do you like skating? This winter in Edinburgh is perfect for you! In 2014, St Andrew Square will host a mini ice rink allowing you to skate around the Melville monument for the first time. You can also get your skates on at Edinburgh’s Winter Wonderland ice-rink in East Princess Street Gardens.
If you are worried about the weather, make a weather forecast preview. Generally speaking, the weather in Edinburgh is at its coldest in January and February, with the minimum mean temperature averaging roughly 1.5°C. It can be gusty at times and we do occasionally get snow which makes the city look even more magical – you will get prefect photos!
Visit Edinburgh for an amazing holidays and tell us about it!