Edinburgh winter festivals

Nov 13, 2012

The winter festival has just finished in Edinburgh. For 6 weeks, from the start of December to the start of January, the city centre streets come alive day and night with:

  • Outdoor skating in Princes Street Gardens (photo below)
  • Christmas markets with plenty of tasty food and Glühwein
  • Ferris wheel, helter-skelter and other rides
  • The Hogmanay street party - about 80,000 people crowd into Princes Street to celebrate New Year and watch the annual fireworks display

Our office is just round the corner from the Christmas Market, so our usual lunch stops have been dropped in favor of a stall selling Bratkartoffeln (German sautéed potatoes).

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