The Yule Blog

Weather Status

26th November 2021

This entry will be regularly updated to reflect the status of rides and attractions at Edinburgh’s Christmas as a result of inclement weather.  Please note, weather conditions change quickly and although every effort is made to ensure... Read more

Explore Santa Land’s Magical Rides and Attractions

29th November 2021

There’s nothing quite like the magic of Christmas! Watch your little ones faces light up with a visit to Santa Land, and why not treat yourself to a mulled wine or hot chocolate while you’re there.... Read more


22nd November 2021

Edinburgh’s Christmas is open. Festival-goers at East Princes Street Gardens and Santa Land in its new home of West Princes Street Gardens made the most of opening weekend, with  92,446 people getting into the Christmas spirit... Read more

It’s beginning to look a lot like Edinburgh’s Christmas

22nd October 2021

20 November – 4 January  On behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council, Underbelly announces that tickets will go on sale for Edinburgh’s Christmas 2021 on Friday 22 October at 10am.  Tickets will be on sale for selected rides... Read more


25th September 2020

It is hard to reflect on last year’s Edinburgh’s Winter Festivals when so much has changed since their close at the start of this year.  However, it is important to review what the Winter... Read more

City residents flock to Edinburgh’s Christmas as footfall soars and more EH postcode holders than ever enjoy their 20% discount!

8th January 2020

Footfall up 4.85% as 2,631,154 people enjoyed the Christmas Market in East Princes Street Gardens  More locals than ever used their 20% EH postcode discount, buying 196,656 tickets: a 23.9% increase on the same events in 2018. Brand-new free event Community Christmas brought festive cheer... Read more

Edinburgh’s Christmas’ Food Bank Donation Point is Now Open

13th December 2019

A food bank donation point has been set up at Edinburgh’s Christmas in association with the Trussell Trust, to help to provide some support to those in need over the festive season.   Please bring along any non-perishable... Read more

Local Traders are the heart of Edinburgh’s Christmas Market

6th December 2019

As the annual celebration of small businesses in the UK comes around this coming weekend, we celebrate Small Business Saturday with a look at the small local traders who are taking part in Edinburgh’s Christmas Market. For many... Read more