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Enjoy the yuletide atmosphere and festive cheer at Edinburgh’s Christmas market

Enjoy the yuletide atmosphere and festive cheer at Edinburgh’s Christmas market

Make this Christmas season extra special by taking the time to visit the renowned Christmas market located on Edinburgh’s Princes St Gardens. The party starts on 17 November through to 7 January 2018 during which time you can visit the fun-fair, German themed stalls and food outlets and you may even be lucky enough to have the opportunity to see Father Christmas.

Hundreds of visitors visit the market each Christmas to enjoy a fun filled day out with friends, families or partners. It’s the most exciting time of the year and there’s no better way to spend it than with your loved ones browsing the local produce stalls or sipping on some fresh mulled wine or hot chocolate. Marvel at the striking illuminated buildings as the backdrop of the city makes for the perfect location for a city break to the historical city of Edinburgh.

Spread the Christmas cheer

Team your festive stay in the Scottish capital with residing in luxury hotel near Edinburgh’s Christmas market. Take advantage of our luxury serviced apartments and stylish suites to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing visit to one of the most romantic cities in the world. Our luxury serviced apartments in Edinburgh's famous Old Town area are just a short distance from other popular attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and Edinburgh Zoo.

Make magical memories

Dreams can come true at Santa’s Grotto at Santa Land where children can be guided by Santa’s elves and his helpers through a glittering array of decorations and lights to meet Father Christmas. Here you will also find a designated children’s market bursting with gift ideas, toys and confectionery stalls selling tasty treats such as candyfloss, chocolate and other sweets. Also look out for the Elves’ Workshop hidden in the exhilarating Christmas Tree Maze.

The European-inspired market in the Mound Precinct has a similar set up as you would find in any continental city such as Berlin or Milan with traditional foods such as cheese, sausage and beer being sold to the crowds.

Under the shadow of the dominating Edinburgh Castle in the background and twinkling lights, the market and fairground are open late so you can visit at any time of day or night to enjoy. What’s more, its free to enter and little one’s will enjoy riding on the six fun fair rides and amusement stalls. For adults, the giant ferris wheel which provides panoramic views of the city and out to the North Sea. Hop aboard your own capsule as it circumnavigates offering blissful sights across the market and the city streets – the best time to go is at sunset when you can see breath-taking colours in the night sky across the city rooftops.

Find yourself in a magical fairy tale in the heart of the city where you can ice skate, twirl on the 60-metre high star flyer or glide on the carousel. The ice rink at St Andrew Square is the perfect place to slip on your skates and loop around the Melville Monument.

After spending time at Princes Street Gardens Christmas celebrations, top up your festive shopping at the many department stores and shops nearby. From major High Street retailers to the renowned Jenners and John Lewis, you can reach a variety of shops in less than five minutes. Or, if you fancy a memento of your time in the city, there are plenty of outlets selling local produce, arts and crafts and Scottish souvenirs.

The perfect hotel near Edinburgh’s Christmas market

Be captivated by the atmosphere and heart-warming ambience of Edinburgh this winter by staying in your own serviced apartment in the city centre. 19th-century grandeur meets 21st century living at Fraser Suites Edinburgh. The Old Town area is steeped in history and is yours to explore with many attractions easily accessible, such as the Royal Yacht Brittania, National Gallery of Art, National Museum of Scotland and Arthur's seat.  Restaurants, bars, cafés and shops are available within excellent proximity and within walking distance to the Christmas market. Travelling to our residence is simple from transport hubs around the city. Located just 30 minutes from Edinburgh International Airport and 13 minutes from the city’s bus station, look no further than Fraser Suites as your hotel near Edinburgh Christmas market.

Getting to the festivities at Princes Street Gardens from Fraser Suites is quick and easy by foot – taking you only 7 minutes. If you would prefer vehicle transport our front desk team would be happy to arrange this for you.

Each of our apartments offers a spacious and modern place for relaxing after a day out sight-seeing in the city.  With spacious classic, deluxe, one bedroom and stunning bespoke suites each with private kitchenette to cook your own meals and with chic decor; Fraser Suites has the solution for a home away from home, while visiting the historical Old Town of Edinburgh.

If you want to avoid crowds and eat at Fraser Suites, stop by our Henderson’s St Giles Street Bistro for a delicious way to refuel. Our TripAdvisor® accredited accommodation contains all the amenities and facilities you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

Our corporate guests can also enjoy a city break with peace of mind that they have access to our business centre in addition to complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the building. Being away from home can constrain your workout or training programme meaning, however, at Fraser Suites our 24-hour gym provides the opportunity to stay fit utilising our fully-equipped gym.

Make sure a visit to Edinburgh’s Christmas market is on your list for things to do this winter – we look forward to welcoming you to Fraser Suites Edinburgh.