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Things to do in Edinburgh this Coming Christmas

Published: 8th December 2021 11:03

The Christmas holiday is fast approaching, and people are planning holidays and trips. It is without a doubt that you are looking forward to this festive season. For most people, visiting their loved ones in the countryside can be an option while others will just want to have fun.

The Christmas Market to be specific makes people put on the Christmas spirit. It makes the Christmas experience to be fun and enjoyable for everyone through a wide range of fun activities. Read on to find out some things you can do in Edinburgh this Christmas.

Ice Skating

This festive season could be a treat if you are in Edinburgh. For the last 18 months, the joy of ice skating has been heavily missed. Fortunately, the famous ice rink is back at its new home, George Street. In the previous year, an elliptical ice rink was installed at St Andrew Square garden.

Also, the street will host the popular Christmas market. You will find festive foods, drinks, handmade crafts and treats and gifts. All will take place in a crispy and cool atmosphere to get you right into the Christmas mood. However, nothing could beat the feeling of skating a long slide through the ice at George Street.

Warm up with some Mulled Wine

Kick-off your festive season with Mulled wine. The drink has been around since medieval times and it really becomes a top choice during Christmas. Mulled wine or Christmas in a Glass is available at every bar in the capital.

There's no better place to have a spicy Glühwein than the European Market. It almost feels like being landed in a fair with a long-range of lighting stalls offering delicious crepes, mulled wine and bratwurst. The next destination for the finest quality of Mulled wine is Badger & Co. Here you will find a different range of culinary tastes.

Experience the light trail evenings at the Botanics

The lighting trail of the Botanics truly illuminates the whole festival. There is serenity and tranquillity in the lightning tunnel of the Botanics. You can have some of the most memorable festive moments with your friends there.

The botanical world adds the cheeriness moment to Christmas eve. Every moment spent there is a mesmerizing reflection of jewel-like crowned lighting above your head. There's no better way to start the walk with a packet of marshmallows or hot chocolate.

Also, you will find many exhibition events taking place in the royal botanic garden on Christmas day. We can say that this is the most interactive experience you can have in a warm ambience in Edinburgh.

Enjoy a Festive Dinner at The Dome

Christmas Eve can't have a better end than dinner at the dome. Also, no better way to start your day with the afternoon tea offered by the dome. It is a luxurious and glamorous place to be around during the festive season. There is the grill room, the club room and the front bar to get you started.

The whole building is beautifully decorated as if all were staged for a fantastic Christmas film. The dome is a kind of all-around partying destination for all minds of mood one person can have. Not only locals, but visitors from all over Europe also find the 18th century built neoclassical building to be a perfect place for Christmas Eve.


One thing is quite evident, Edinburgh has always been the destination for people who want to have a special Christmas. As was discussed above, there's a lot to discover in the gothic-like city of Edinburgh. And if you are still looking for some entertainment during the festive period perhaps you can check out some Christmas-themed slots offered by live casino at Platincasino.


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