Christmas Events in Edinburgh

Santa Claus is coming to town and nowhere knows it better than Scotland’s capital city. While the festive season may look a little different for 2020, that's no reason to despair. Swapping the traditional markets and bauble-festooned bashes for hilarious online events and outdoor adventures, we've created a guide to the best Christmas events in Edinburgh. Ugly jumpers at the ready, people.

Last updated on 7th December 2020




While the mistletoe and mulled wine may not be so present this festive season, there's still plenty of ways to get into the Christmas spirit while staying safe at home. Check out our guide to all things yuletide deliveries, hilarious virtual events and socially-distanced gatherings here.

Cold Town House

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Perched at the bottom of Edinburgh Castle, Cold Town House is one of the city's most beautiful venues. Grab a mulled wine in one of the cosy gondolas on the heated roof terrace or head along to one of their festive-themed brunches, complete with a visit from Santa Claus himself.