Get in the festive spirit with Edinburgh’s Christmas

Do you wish it could be Christmas every day? Us too! But while we can’t bring the festive spirit 365 days a year, we can deliver it slightly earlier than December 25 thanks to Edinburgh’s Christmas.

The capital once again be transformed into a winter wonderland from November 17, complete with carnival rides, entertainment, special events and, of course, the very popular festive markets.

A nod to the traditional markets found on the continent, our effort here in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens has grown considerably over the years. Its now the perfect place to shop for unique and unusual gifts and decorations while the city is bathed in the coloured lights of Christmas.

What’s more, there’s a fantastic selection of food vendors offering everything from traditional German sausage to French crepes, and you can sit back, relax and take it all in while sipping on a mulled wine or hot cider in one of the many bar areas dotted around.

But don’t take our word for it – here’s what some visitors to last year’s market had to say when they left their reviews on TripAdvisor:

“Edinburgh Christmas Market is up there amongst the best Christmas Market's in Europe.” – Scotty102

“It’s absolutely huge and a great reason to visit Edinburgh in December in its own right.” – Nidgehammer

“Just been to the Christmas market in Princes Street gardens , and it was magnificent, the lights were brilliant, the stalls were lovely, and the atmosphere was superb.” - Frances P

“Always wanted to visit the Christmas Market in Edinburgh. I was not disappointed in any way.” - DavidT7033

The festive markets – along with all of the other attractions that make Edinburgh’s Christmas like no other – until January 5, so there is plenty of time to visit in the run up to and after the big day.

Best of all, The Chester Residence is the perfect location for visiting as it is just a 10-minute walk to all the action at Princes Street Gardens. With both one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, The Chester Residence is ideal for cosy Christmas getaways for two, or for festive fun with family and friends.

Have a look at our reservations page to check availability. Go on…treat yourself to an early Christmas present!