Every year, between November 22 and January 5, the center of Edinburgh plays host to a collection of wonderful Christmas markets. The European Market stretches from the National Gallery on the Mound... Read More
Every year, between November 22 and January 5, the center of Edinburgh plays host to a collection of wonderful Christmas markets. The European Market stretches from the National Gallery on the Mound all the way along Princes Street Gardens and right up to St Andrews Square and features a host of gorgeous wooden toys and ornaments, German artisan delicacies, including sausages and gingerbread, and a wide range of arts and crafts stalls. The Children's Market in St Andrews Square sells beautiful hand crafted toys and offers little ones a chance to express their artistic side with a craft workshop and a gingerbread decorating workshop. Finally, there is the Scottish Market also in St Andrews Square with a plethora of Scottish goodies, including craft beers, local delicacies, clothing and jewelry. Great for shopping and browsing these markets are a fine way to get into the festive spirit.
- Christmas Shopping: "The markets are open between 10am and 10pm, but if you want the full experience head there in the evening as the lights twinkling in the trees are simply beautiful."
- Best for Christmas Shopping Because: The Christmas Markets in the center of Edinburgh are jam packed with lovely goodies and festive treats guaranteed to get you into the holiday mood.