Okay, it’s nearly showtime with just over two weeks left until Edinburgh’s Christmas kicks off on November 25. While locals are getting increasingly excited about some well-deserved festive action, it looks like Edinburgh Christmas market has also been attracling both national and international attention in the recent months. And this time, National Geographic named Edinburgh Christmas market as the best in Europe to visit by train.
Only just last week Edinburgh’s Christmas made it onto the UK’s best list taking fifth place in a survey conducted by Christmas Tree World. This time, National Geographic gave our market the first place on the Best Christmas Markets To Visit By Rail In Europe list.
, beating the likes of Paris, Cologne, Amsterdam and Brussels.
The criteria for the ranking was that it had to be less than a 5 hours train ride away from London, and Edinburgh is definitely more convenient to reach by train than by plane in just 4 hours 20 minutes.
Edinburgh Christmas market also beat 65 others in the 2021 list of Europe’s Best Christmas Markets, and it looks like we’re continuing to make the lists, because, obviously, we’re the best.
This year, Edinburgh Christmas is on from November 25, 2022, until January 3, 2023. The festivities will take place in the traditional locations on Princes Street, St Andrew Square and George Street, while some new installations are also set be popping up.
Expect the arrival of Edinburgh’s Christmas Wheel, the Traditional Christmas Markets on The Mound, an enclosed Ice Rink and Santa Land, as well as the brand new Santa Experience in West Princes Street and a debut programme of free festive events on the Ross Bandstand.
Bring on the start of the festive season with some Christmas lights already being switched on this week! For example, St Jame’s Quarter will see its Christmas lights switch on this week on November 10. It would be uinsurprising if Edinburgh Christmas market will continued to be make all the lists as the season goes on.