Edinburgh Christmas Market 2021

Have you been looking for a new way to spread some festive cheer this upcoming Christmas? Getting a little tired of seeing the same old decorations in your home town? Look no further than the bonnie city of Edinburgh; their Christmas market is quite the place to be this year! There's nothing that leaves you feeling merry and bright quite like cosying up with a loved one as you sip on a warm glass of mulled wine, hop on a Ferris wheel or browse around the Yuletide-themed gifts at the various trinket stands dotted all around the place. Here at Wowcher, we've got a plethora of money-saving deals where you and a lucky companion will get the chance to head down to Scotland's capital for an exciting city break, where you can immerse yourself in the jovial fun of their Christmas market and wave hello to Santa and his little helpers.

When is the Christmas Market being held?

Keen to get in on the joyous action? Edinburgh's Christmas market is quite the spectacle amongst locals and tourists alike (attracting a whopping 2.6 million people back in 2019) so grab your tickets soon. The festivities aim to impress this 2021, holding a variety of market stands, kids activities and even its very own ice rink! The market will be opening up to the public on 19th November and remains open through the start of the new year until 2nd January 2022, so you'll have plenty of time to head on down and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year!

Where is the Edinburgh Christmas Market?

Planning an itinerary on your wee festive break to the city? Edinburgh's globally acclaimed Christmas market will carry on the tradition starting in 2003, and take place at the famous East Princes Street Gardens - but there's an added twist! Reports say that this year, the festivities will expand into West Princes Street Gardens and George Street between Castle Street and Charlotte Square. This means guests can expect to enjoy plenty more room for fairground rides, market stalls, Santa's Grotto and more, see you there!

Are Edinburgh Christmas Markets good?

Wondering whether to venture up to Scotland's capital for Christmas? There's something quite special about the hilly, medieval gem of Edinburgh during the festive period. At night, the entire city is brightly lit with twinkly fairly lights and glowing inflatable Santas, and the Christmas market is booming with visitors, eager to immerse themselves in it all, so it's certainly worth the trip! This 2021, you can expect to see sights including a Christmas Tree maze, say hello to the man himself at Santa's Grotto, get a bird's eye view of the whole event with a whizz around the Big Wheel and plenty more.