Now that Halloween is gone and over with, we can start talking about the C-word. We can start getting cosy, hang out in candlelight, wear cosy socks and do other ‘Hygge-like’ things. As the city centre will be transformed into a winter wonderland lighting our way into the festive season, November is a well-anticipated month for most residents. Edinburgh Christmas markets are also only a couple of months away, and Edinburgh’s Christmas organisers Unique Events and Assembly Festival stepped in to save the day and have some news for us.
This year, Edinburgh Christmas is on from November 17, 2023, until January 6, 2024. As well as the traditional locations on Princes Street, St Andrew Square and George Street, new sites will also be introduced throughout the city centre.
Event organisers wrote: “Located in Edinburgh’s historic city centre and picturesque Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh’s Christmas is the ultimate destination for festive family fun this winter.”
“Running for seven magical weeks from Friday, November 17, 2023 to Saturday January 6, 2024, Edinburgh’s Christmas transforms the city centre with festive fun for all the family, including traditional Christmas Markets, classic funfair rides, spectacular outdoor events, live outdoor events, delicious food and drink, and so much more… so start dreaming of hot chocolate and mulled wine, and get ready to join in the festive fun in Edinburgh this winter.”
“Last year we welcomed over 2.5M locals and visitors to Christmas attractions throughout the city centre, and we can’t wait to see you all again this year.”
You don’t need tickets to come along to Edinburgh Christmas Market, but be prepared for long queues as usual, just like last year.
And now, onto one of the biggest New Year’s celebrations in the world, Hogmanay. After the heart-breaking cancellation in 2021, it is set to be coming back once again in 2023. Unique Events will also be running this one, promising festivities to be remembered. Edinburgh Hogmanay is back in full swing this year, and it’s going to be the end of the year to be remembered!