November 23, 2021



Edinburgh’s Christmas is open. Festival-goers at East Princes Street Gardens and Santa Land in its new home of West Princes Street Gardens made the most of opening weekend, with  92,446 people getting into the Christmas spirit in a fun, safe environment. And one of the most spectacular new ice rinks in the UK is all set to open on Monday 22 November.

Today, Monday 22 November visitors will be able to put their skates on for the first time since 2018 and make the most of the ice rink, sponsored by Lidl GB and partnered by Essential Edinburgh.

For those that were looking to stay cosy over the weekend, winter warmers such as mulled wine and hot chocolate were on the menu as visitors made the most of the food and drink offerings that you skate up to within the rink.

Children from across Scotland made their way through the Christmas Tree maze in a bid to find Santa’s Elves Workshop to get their Christmas wishes in early. Christmas cheer was also in full force across East and West Princes Street where an array of festive craft, food & drink stalls and the Christmas Markets, Santa Land, featuring the magical Santa’s Grotto and family-friendly attractions, including the Christmas Tree Maze, was bustling from morning till night.

Edinburgh’s Christmas will run until 4th January. Tickets for Ice Skating, Santa’s Grotto, The Forth 1 Big Wheel and Christmas Tree Maze are available to purchase through Edinburgh’s Christmas website. Those with an EH postcode receive 20% off their tickets.

Geometric snowflakes will illuminate The Mound alongside Edinburgh’s Christmas tree from Monday 22nd November.

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