With Christmas quickly approaching, what best to do than spend the days off wandering through the incomparably festive Christmas markets. Whoever first came up with the idea, I commend you, you certainly deserve a pat on the back. These amazing ‘get-together’s’ have certainly become a big deal in most cities and there is no better way to get into the festive spirit.
Last year we visited the amazing Koln markets in Germany. The time spent there was, hands down, amazing ! You can read the very detailed blog post about that trip here.
This year, however, we stayed closer to home and visited none other than beautiful Scotland! We stayed in Glasgow, which is a blog post of its own, but right now I wish to talk briefly about the amazing day spent at the Edinburgh markets.
Let me just start by saying that Edinburgh can certainly do Christmas. We, sadly, did not get the chance to visit every single attraction because there are many, to say the least. But hey, if you have the time and the energy I take my hat off for you and say go for it! Do report back and let me know how it goes, I’d bet that would make a most amazing day.
Anyway, all waffle aside, we visited the Christmas Market and Attractions on Princes Street Gardens along with the Santa Land. Can we just take a moment to appreciate the name! The main market and attractions was exactly what the name suggests but so, so, so big. Street after street was full of stall after stall of the most amazing festive crafts, gifts and, my personal favorite, food. You are certainly spoiled for choice.
The part I was most excited for, besides the food, obviously, was the Santa Land, namely the Christmas tree maze. I mean, how amazing does that sound?! And yes, it is exactly what it sounds like, a maze made entirely out of Christmas trees, decorated beautifully with lights. It is guaranteed to bring a smile even on the biggest Grinch.
And of course, that is not all. The place is full of various rides and attractions, including a big ferris wheel, merry go rounds and much more. It’s simply wonderful.
That is, of course, not all. Just a short walk away there are many more smaller clusters of stalls and attractions such as ice skating, Santa’s grotto and much more.
So this is all I have to say for now, just a quick sum up of the amazing Edinburgh’s Christmas. It’s definitely a place worth visiting for the fun, as well as the beautiful city.
What Christmas markets did you visit this year?