Christmas Party Venues in Edinburgh

As the frostiest season of the year approaches, so does the reams of preorders, secret santa draws and festive-themed playlists (how much Wham is too much Wham?). Luckily, we've compiled a guide to the best bauble festooned Edinburgh venues to ease the pressure of party planning.  From laid-back lounge bars where Christmas cocktails steal the show to luxurious fine dining, here are some of the best places to enjoy all the debauchery of December. 

Last updated on 1st November 2019




Le Monde

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In the market for sleek cocktails at one of the city's most Instagrammable venues? Le Monde delivers, and then some. Located just a 5-minute walk away from Princes Street Christmas Markets, and with an array of party packages for all budgets and group sizes, this boutique hotel will see your Christmas dreams become a sparkling reality. 

Cold Town House

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Consisting of a brew house, pizza and prosecco bar and rooftop terrace, Cold Town House is your one shop stop for all things drinking, dining and dancing. With regular live entertainment and music, the electric atmosphere at this Grassmarket venue is the perfect setting for a lively evening of festive cheer and merriment. 

Head down to Castle Street where this quirky escape room series is giving you one of the best alternative Christmas party venues in Edinburgh. Choose your game of choice and get ready to get those heads together to solve your way through the puzzles.

On the hunt for a group Christmas dinner that holds out in the food department? Then look no further than Frederick Street's Rabble. Not only is the festive menu here made up of the very best Scottish produce, but it's also one of the prettiest venues around, adorned with low hanging plants and fairy lights.

The Outsider is known as one of Edinburgh's best fine-dining restaurants. Boasting pared-back interiors that let the dishes to the talking, this place is the perfect venue for a sleek sophisticated Christmas party, with not a slice of dry turkey in sight. 

Found on the historic Mound in Edinburgh, Whiski Rooms is a low-lit restaurant and bar with single malt Scotch whiskies at its heart. The menu is a traditional affair, featuring classic dishes made from the freshest local ingredients, from Tweed Valley beef served with truffled mash and wild mushrooms, to Whiski cured salmon gravlax. 

Tuk Tuk is already infamous in Edinburgh for their Indian street food, but they also know how to put together a corker of a festive meal. Join them for a Christmas dinner with a difference as smaller party groups can book in for December dining. 

The Voodoo Rooms

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Found on West Register Street, The Voodoo Rooms just so happens to be one of the most magical Christmas venues in Edinburgh. From its gilded interiors and historical charm down to its gin collection, this is festive at its finest. 

The Lookout by Gardener's Cottage boasts some of the most magical views in Edinburgh. Visit here for a twinkly twilight backdrop to an elegant six-course festive set menu, with dishes such as partridge served with squash and hassleback potatoes, and deer tartar served with black garlic and sourdough topping the menu. 

The Three Sisters pub is usually known for its legendary sports showings, but come December it also becomes a to-notch venue for festive boozing and merriment. With a giant heated marquee and a menu bursting with hearty classics, this historical pub will ensure that your Christmas party goes down as the stuff of legends.