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East Princes St Gardens

East Princes Street Gardens hosts the Big Wheel and the Star Flyer rides again this year, as well as hosting a carousel and a Christmas market filled with bespoke goods. 

Opening Times: 10am - 10pm

With the exceptions of:

16 November: Early Afternoon - 10pm

24 December: 10am - 8pm

25 December: Closed

26 December: 12pm - 8pm

31 December: 10am - 6pm

1 January: 12pm - 8pm


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East Princes Street Gardens

Telephone: 0131 510 0395

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East Princes Street Gardens is fully accessible from both Princes Street and Waverley Bridge. An accessible toilet is provided by Edinburgh City Council at the Mound precinct - please contact a member of Edinburgh’s Christmas staff for the key.
We have tried to make the walkways of Edinburgh’s Christmas as even as possible with ramps to stalls where we can, however please note that due to the temporary nature of the site, ramps may occasionally be steeper than 1:12.

There are pods in the Big Wheel designed to accommodate wheelchairs.

There is no ride-wide policy for the suitability of the rides for those with disabilities. This is due to variant conditions – e.g. unfavourable weather, the type of ride – and the nature of the disability, as some rides will require more support than others. The individual ride operator on the day will determine whether the ride is suitable, for safety reasons, and how they will grant admission.

Pay and display parking for East Princes Street Gardens is available on Frederick Street, George Street, Hanover Street and Waterloo Place. This is free for Blue Badge holders with no time limit. Full details and locations of street Blue Badge parking bays can be found on the City of Edinburgh Council website at

If you have any further queries regarding accessibility to East Princes Street Gardens, please call us directly on 0131 510 0395, Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm or email

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