Christmas market in Edinburgh
Christmas market in Edinburgh is different than in most European cities. Why? Because it’s not the only one! There are 3 Christmas Markets in capital of Scotland! The Scottish Market, European Market and Children’s Market. They are pretty close from each other, so it’s easy to walk between them.
The biggest (and in our opinnion- the best) is European Market.
From November 18th 2014 to January 7th 2016, open everyday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
What to eat and drink?
You can choose from many flavors– orange, pistachio, hazelnut, stracciatella etc. Unfortunatelly it’s pretty expensive 3.50 per 3 pcs.
2. Mulled cider
It’s different from what we have drank on other christmas markets.The most popular alcohol at Christmas Market in Edinburgh is… mulled cider. It’s made of apple and it’s pretty good.
But we still think the best winter liquor ever is hot wine at Christmas Market in Krakow :).
4. Meat, hot-dogs and burgers
If you are not vegetarian, Christmas Market in Edinburgh will be a heaven for you. There so many meats to choose from! Hot dogs, burgers and even haggis (we were to affraid to taste it). Haggis is traditional Scottish meal– savoury pudding containing sheep’s pluck minced with onion, suer, oatmeal, spices encased in the animal’s stomach…
What to buy?
It’s something we’ve never seen before at christmas market. In Edinburgh you can buy beans of coffee in different flavors.
You can take it home and drink delicious coffee whenever you want 🙂
There is a wide selection of bags at Christmas Market in Edinburgh: leather, material and even handmade. They are unique and really beautiful. So far Edinburgh has the best bags we’ve seen at any christmas market.
3. Lanterns and figurines
We really liked colorful, star-shaped lanterns. You can buy them just next to the entrance to Scottish National Gallery.
At Christmas Market in Edinburgh you can also find many figurines, matrioshkas etc.
What to do?
Edinburgh Chritmas Markets offer so many great things to do!
You can go ice skating, have fun on big wheel, carousel, ice wall, santa claus train, star flyer and even rollercoaster!
More info here.