Edinburgh Christmas from Airhouses

  • Star Flyer
  • Ice Skating
  • 24 Doors of Advent
  • Theatres
  • Christmas Markets

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Christmas in Edinburgh starts in mid November and continues until the 5th January. If you are staying at Airhouses, it is something not to be missed. Then back to your lodge and relax in your very own hot tub with a glass of bubbly!

Star Flyer

At nearly 60 metres high, do you dare? Amazing views, flying past the magnificent gargoyles of the Scot Monument. Open from 10 to 10 and you must be at least 1 metre tall! Picture below shows it whizzing round and possibly the more sedate Ferris Wheel close by. In the foreground is the Christmas Tree Maze.

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Ice Skating

Glide all the way round the Rekorderlig Cider Lodge in St Andrews Square. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Skate hire is included it the ticket price and skating aids are available for younger children. Wheelchair users are welcome on the rink.

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24 Doors of Advent

Discover an exciting new building each day as this Advent Calendar takes you through a different door throughout December, showcasing some of the unique buildings in the city.

For full details of which buildings are open have a look here

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So many lovely theatres with so much going on but here are a few:

Rose Theatre, 204 Rose Street, Edinburgh - Doris, Dolly and the Dressing Room Divas

Festival Square Speigeltent - Baby Loves Disco's Christmas Cheer - 2 hours of festive family fun

Lyceum Theatre - Wendy and Peter Pan

Traverse Theatre - The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

Festival Theatre - The Scottish Ballet - Cinderella

Kings Theatre - Beauty and the Beast

The Edinburgh Playhouse - Kinky Boots

Our favourites are Cinderella and Wendy and Peter Pan

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Christmas Market

The Christmas Market will be on East Prince St Gardens and is even bigger than last year. It offers a unique shopping experience with a host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items.

Crafters, artists, gift shops and gastronomic surprises from 10 to 10 every day, apart from 25th December.

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Christmas Tree Maze

Can you find you way through the maze of Christmas Trees through to the centre and then back again? There is also the Elves workshop to find. Tickets can be purchased on line and are day specific but not time specific.

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Silent Light

A world first, Silent Light brings together the Street of Light from Edinburgh's Christmas 2015 and 2016 and silent disco headphones to give you the ultimate street party with signing and dancing under an amazing array of 60,000 lights synchronised to music heard only through the headphones.

There are up to 5 Silent Light shows a day, each 20 minutes long.

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