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A family day out at Edinburgh’s Christmas

2nd Nov 2018

Christmas is the classic family holiday for a reason – and Edinburgh’s Christmas is here to fulfil every vision of sugar-plums dancing in your children’s heads with rides, attractions, magical visits from special guests, laugh-out-loud performances and more.

East Princes Street Gardens and St Andrew Square

We’ve got gardens full of rides and attractions made just for families (and the young-at-heart!). You can indulge in tasty hot food and drink to keep everyone nice and warm as you make your way through the amusements in Santa Land.

Why not start with the Helter Skelter or take your pick from our two beautiful classic Carousels – perfect for that quintessential holiday photo! You can try your best to puzzle your way to the end of the Christmas Tree Maze for a special treat from Santa’s Elves and round it off with a magical train ride through Santa Land

Head to St Andrew’s Square for some classic ice-skating fun round the square! Wrap up warm and use a penguin for your smallest family members so everyone can make memories at this classic family tradition.

Did you know that all our rides can be booked in advance? Avoid queues and cut straight to the fun bit with your e-ticket!


Silent Light

Get your groove on to the best festive music under 60,000 lights on George Street! Bring the whole family and don those headphones ‘cause we’ve got 2 tracks tailor-made for families old and young: Santa’s Sparkles and Christmas Crackers.

An incredible new attraction for 2018, brought to you by Fringe favourite Silent Adventures, this is a great addition to your Edinburgh’s Christmas day out!  



Christmas shows

Your littlest ones don’t have to miss out just because they’re not reaching that height requirements on the rides – Baby Loves Disco’s Christmas Cheer is the best party you could ever imagine. Taking over the Famous Speigeltent for two hours of classic club floor-fillers where you might even catch a glimpse of Santa as he struts about the dancefloor!

For the big brother and sister, we invite you to YOU CHOOSE where every show is a different story. Based on the much-loved book by Pippa Goodhart, this interactive musical show uses games and unique challenges to create a brand-new story every single time. Don’t miss out on this epic adventure in storytelling!

And as part of Christmas on Stage where we’ve teamed up with theatres across Edinburgh to bring you the best in festive theatrics, you can saddle up with the McCruddy Brothers as they tell the classic story of Black Beauty or fly to Neverland with the fearless Wendy as she battles dastardly pirates and raucous lost boys in Wendy and Peter Pan!


Don't forget - when ou book in adance Edinburgh residents can benefit from a 20% EH discount (requires an EH postcode when paying)! 

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