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Edinburgh Christmas Market

Edinburgh Christmas Market

Edinburgh Christmas Market

Event: Edinburgh Christmas Market
Where: Princes street gardens
Date: 18 November 2017- 6 January 2018
Free (although you will need to pay for any shows or rides)

The heart of Scotland’s capital has been transformed into a romantic Christmas extravaganza. Although the Edinburgh Christmas Market is already in full swing, we knew that we could not leave it unmentioned in our monthly blog. The market opened its doors to the public on 18 November and will remain the centre of attraction for six weeks until 6 January. The Edinburgh Christmas Market is held in the Princes Street Gardens and is one of the most anticipated events on the Edinburgh calendar.

Admission

The market is open from 10 am – 10 pm and entry is free of charge. Unfortunately, patrons will need to pay for any of the rides or shows that they attend. The good news is that there is a 20% discount for all local residents. Friends and family will enjoy a plethora of delights including craft and art exhibitions, gift shops and gastronomic surprises. Get into the Christmas spirit! Make sure you enjoy a Glayva and Coffee or a Rum Chata Hot Chocolate at one of our festive street bars.

Silent Disco

If the loud festive activities is not your cup of tea, we have something perfect just for you. All party-lovers can enjoy quality disco fun without all the racket from blaring house speakers. Everyone is issued a head set which receives the broadcast from the DJ. This is brilliant family fun. Tickets from £10.00 (includes £1.00 in fees per ticket). Please click here to purchase.

Plan ahead

If you are attending Edinburgh Christmas Market, please plan ahead. It is important to note that this is a very popular event. Why not make the most of your visit and avoid the long drive home afterwards? B+B Edinburgh is perfectly located with quick access routes to the Christmas festive experience of a life time.
Contact us today on Tel: +44 (0) 131 225 5084 / Email: [email protected]

Scotland v New Zealand rugby

Scotland v New Zealand rugby

Scotland v New Zealand rugby

Event: Scotland v New Zealand rugby
Date: Saturday 18 November, 2017
Kick Off: 5:15pm
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)
TV Coverage: Live on BT Sport and BBC
Tickets: Available here

Two titans will collide on Saturday the 18th of November, 2017 when Scotland face the New Zealand All Blacks at the BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. This will be the second of three autumn internationals to be played by Scotland in 2017. The air is electric with anticipation to see how these two sporting giants battle it out.

Scotland will have their work cut out for them because New Zealand is a very powerful team. The Scots had a disappointing start in the World Cup, losing to Tonga 50-4, while New Zealand beat Samoa 38-8.

That said, Scotland has shown remarkable improvements since the last time they faced New Zealand during the autumn internationals in 2014. Of course, this has strengthened the support from the Scottish fans.

BT Murrayfield is the historic home of Scottish Rugby. This iconic stadium has hosted some of the largest events in sporting history. Stadium seating is available in standard or superior class, and for those who can afford the best seats in the house, the Executive Boxes are there for you to enjoy. This private facility has spectacular views over the pitch and can accommodate up to fourteen seated or twenty standing.

If you would like to attend this highly anticipated game, please plan ahead. For those of you who are travelling from out of town, please be aware that local accommodation will be in high demand. B+B Edinburgh is perfectly located, with quick access routes to Murray Field. To book please contact us directly: Tel: +44 (0) 131 225 5084 / Email: [email protected]

For highlights from the last time these two formidable opponents faced each other on the field, check out this video below.

 

Christmas in Edinburgh – Countdown begins

Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens

Christmas Festivities in Edinburgh

Christmas festivities in Edinburgh starts early – in fact the countdown begins in November. Princes Street Gardens and St Andrews Square is the festival hub and includes ice skating rinks, Christmas markets and fairground rides including a Big Wheel boasting amazing views over the city.

There is a packed calender of festivities but below are a few of our favourite reasons to visit Edinburgh over Christmas:

Christmas Parties

THE  ultimate party night right in Edinburgh’s  heart – welcome drinks and canapes – an award winning brigade of chefs delivering an outstanding festive supper followed by the headline show – Scotch and Soda – be transported in an evening of raucous circus, dance and music.

European Christmas Market

This popular event is held in a picturesque setting below the Mound, along East Princes Street Gardens and around Scott Monument – it is a unique shopping experience – a fair of crafters, artisan gastronomy, artists and gifts. Truly unusual gifts. A must!

The Ice Rink

Set beneath the backdrop of the Castle with tutorials available if needed – spectacular.

The Great Santa Fun Run

Happens on the 14th December, is colourful, hilarious and raises much cash for a great cause.

…and it all begins with …

Light Night

on the 23rd November.

With a series of stages up and down George Street, this event is for the community and by the community. An estimated total of 1,250 performers, each performing an act, a dance, a song or a piece of music to celebrate all things Christmas on one of the stages.

Not to be missed – book up accommodation now and join the buzz in the build up to Christmas in Edinburgh.