Edinburgh Christmas Market

CONTRIBUTED BY TEANNA SIDLES

 

Edinburgh Christmas Market | www.germanyja.comIt’s that time of year again…Christmas Markets! Unfortunately we didn’t get to check any out in Germany, but luckily we were in Edinburgh, Scotland who hosts their own version of a Christmas market and has done so for the past 20 years!

I was so excited to learn that in Edinburgh, hosts a Christmas Market, or “European Market”. Even though from what we could see, it was just like any other Christmas Market in Germany: Gluhwein, Bratwurst and all! Although they did sell Belgium Chocolates and Waffles. Yum! Plus for those missing a little bit of home, everything is in English!

Edinburgh Christmas Market | www.germanyja.comOn our first night in Edinburgh, and actually all the other nights we were there, we ended up at the Christmas market. Not only were craft and food items sold, but there were also rides! There was a Ferris Wheels, a star swing, plus a few others. I didn’t get on either of them, but it was nice to see rides for adults at a Christmas Market.

If you’re ever in Edinburgh during the winter months, I would suggest checking it out. It’s centrally located, right next to Waverly Train Station and the Scot Monument, open from 10a-10p daily. It was a nice place to visit to walk off dinner and of course a great place to pick up desserts!

Edinburgh Christmas Market | www.germanyja.comThe best thing about Edinburgh’s market is that unlike Christmas Markets in Germany which don’t start until Advent and go until a couple days before Christmas, this Market started on November 20th and will continue on until January 4! I think it was the perfect thing to get us into the Christmas spirit! 🙂

Edinburgh Christmas Market | www.germanyja.comAdditional Info:

We liked the European Market best, but both locations are a few blocks from each other and worth checking out to make your own decision!

European Market:

European Market website

Dates: November 20, 2015 – January 4, 2016

Times: 1000 – 2200

Markets close at 8pm on 24 December, are closed 25 December, open 11am 26 December and 1 January. On Friday 20 November the markets open at 5pm

Location: East Princes St Gardens, Edinburgh
Scott Monument, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, UK

Scottish Market:

Scottish Market website

Dates: November 20, 2015 – January 4, 2016

Times: 1000 – 2200

Markets close at 8pm on 24 December, are closed 25 December, open 11am 26 December and 1 January. On Friday 20 November the markets open at 5pm

Location: St Andrew Square, Edinburgh
38 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH2, UK

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