Christmas in Edinburgh

christmas in edinburgh. christmas markets

After around 2 months of planning, my family and myself finally found a day to visit Edinburgh together. Christmas in Edinburgh is absolutely magical: there are Christmas markets, fairy lights everywhere and the whole city is just so festive. Last year I missed out on visiting as I didn’t have enough time at home before I went back to Canada, so I was determined that we would go this year.

We got an early train from Glasgow and started off wandering around the Old Town of Edinburgh. We had booked into The Witchery near the Castle for lunch so it seemed like a good place to start.

edinburgh castle. edinburgh at christmas
Christmas in edinburgh
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the witchery christmas. christmas in edinburgh food

Outfit details

I couldn’t very well do Christmas in Edinburgh without a Christmas jumper on! This lovely cream number is from Marks & Spencer, which you can find here. It is very snuggly and I love the roll neck because it means I don’t need to wear a scarf! The camel coat is an old one from Zara but I’ve linked some alternatives down below. I’m actually in the market for a new camel coat, so I’ve been browsing the shops for the best ones!

As for accessories, I wore my favourite over the knee boots from ASOS which are so comfy and my pink Topshop bobble hat. I stayed very warm which was good as Edinburgh is quite a windy, chilly city!

outfit christmas

After our lovely lunch at The Witchery, we wandered down to New Town to see all of the Christmas lights on George Street. George Street is great for shopping – it has all of the best shops in Edinburgh. However, at Christmas it turns into a winter wonderland. The Dome restaurant is decked out in fairy lights, all of the hotels are covered in decorations and you can walk under the incredible Street of Light.

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street of light edinburgh christmas

As we went on a Saturday, the city was incredibly busy with people wanting to experience Christmas in Edinburgh! I would definitely recommend going on a weekday if you can because it really was quite difficult to move in the markets and the queues for everything were very long. However, we did still have a very lovely day although we were tired by the end of it!

All in all, it was a very nice festive day that we spent in the capital and I’d like to go back again next year. I’d recommend booking restaurants/events etc early as things to get booked up very quickly! I actually vlogged our day in Edinburgh, which will be going into my 2nd weekly vlogmas video this Wednesday. Subscribe here to make sure you don’t miss it!

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  • I heard that during Xmas Edinburgh is like magical place – I really want to visit and it certainly is on my plan list for 2017!
    xx

    http://www.hairwonderfulday.com

    • It is so magical! I’d definitely recommend a visit x

  • missgetaway

    Oh wow that looks absolutely amazing! I wish I could just go to Edinburgh again, the city is brilliant!

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

    • It’s so lovely at Christmas! x

  • This looks magical! It definitely puts everything in the USA to shame. I always feel like everything across the ocean just is so much more beautiful. It looks like you had a great time! And I am with you on loving those roll-neck sweaters. I’ve picked a couple up recently and I love that they pop out of my jacket and fools everyone into thinking I’m wearing a scarf! 🙂

    Katie | http://www.overthemoony.com

    • I think here in the UK we have this view that the US is the best place in the world at Christmas! I think after seeing Miracle on 34th Street & Home Alone we think everywhere is covered in Christmas lights haha x