What’s on in Edinburgh This Christmas?

By December 5, 2016Coach hire Edinburgh

Minibus hire with a driver in Edinburgh is the perfect way to enjoy everything the city has to offer this Christmas.


This December, Edinburgh is illuminated with light and Christmas songs fill the streets. Edinburgh becomes a magical place to visit over the Christmas season and with so much on offer, it’s no wonder why Edinburgh is one of the top places to visit in Scotland, any time of the year.  

Travelling to the city becomes so much easier when you can relax about getting there and back home again. Choosing coach hire in Edinburgh or minibus hire with a driver are two simple ways to enjoy everything Edinburgh has to offer.

Whether you’re taking the family into the city or visiting with a group of friends, Edinburgh has a plethora of options for you to choose what to see and do. Let’s take a look at the very best at this wonderful time of the year…


Santa’s Grotto

Christmas wouldn’t be complete for children without a visit to see Santa Claus! Until December 24th, you can find him and his elves at numerous locations in Edinburgh. Princess Street Gardens offers a train ride around the area as well, so children can look at all the other Christmas events going on.


Christmas Market

St Andrew’s Square is the place to be to get some delicious food and a delightful glass of mulled wine (no need to worry about driving home if you hire a coach!). There’s also an array of products on sale, so you can buy unique gifts for the whole family. The Christmas market is open until January 7th, meaning you can head down there for some New Year cheer as well.


Street of Light

A free event which takes place from 6pm, every night from November 20th to December 24th, is the Street of Lights. Watch as the streets and landmarks of Edinburgh come to life in a spectacular lighting show. This event is totally free; all you need to do is be there at the right time and you can watch 20 minutes of incredible illuminations.


Christmas Tree Maze

This one is perfect for both children and adults alike. Get lost in the Christmas tree maze and perhaps you’ll stumble upon the elves’ workshop! Trees adorned with lights can guide your path to try and find your way in and out of the maze. This is sure to be a hit this Christmas, so make sure you get your tickets at the Box Office beforehand.


Ice Skating – a popular choice for coach hire in Edinburgh!

An outdoor activity which is fun for the whole family: ice skating! What better thing to do than grab some ice skating boots and test your skills. While you may have a few slips and slides, ice skating a magical experience. There are two outdoor rinks: one in Princess Street Gardens and the other in St Andrew’s Square.


24 Doors of Advent

Each day of December until Christmas Eve, you can experience a real life advent calendar. Buildings which are usually closed to the public will be open for one day to step inside and explore, free of charge! This is an amazing, not-to-be-missed opportunity to see buildings you’ve always wanted to see. For details about which buildings are open, check out the full list here.


See the Panto at the Theatre

If you want a whole day of fun, how about adding a trip to the theatre into your day out in Edinburgh? An interactive theatre experience is a great way to get the children into the arts. Kings Theatre is performing Jack and The Beanstalk this year and with children tickets starting at £16 each, you can make it a Christmas present for the whole family.



Extra Mile Coaches offers coach hire in Edinburgh to allow you to explore everything Edinburgh has to offer this Christmas. Experience luxury minibus hire this December at affordable prices and treat the whole family to a great day out. For a FREE quote, call us today on 07870729957.


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