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Santa Land in West Princes Street Gardens

Santa Land has relocated to the lower level of West Princes Street Gardens this year. 

Santa Claus himself will take up residency in his enchanting Grotto with Edinburgh Castle as the backdrop. The garden will be transformed into a magical Christmas haven for all the family, with a host of rides and attractions for all to enjoy. 

You can experience the beautifully festive Christmas Tree Maze, and other family-friendly rides.

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West Princes Street Gardens

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Santa Land is fully accessible from the entrances to West Princes Street Gardens from Princes Street and King Stables Road. However, wheelchair users are advised that the ramped paths from Princes Street are particularly steep. An accessible toilet is provided by Edinburgh City Council beside the playground area in West Princes Street Gardens - please contact a member of Edinburgh’s Christmas staff for the key.

Wheelchairs are welcome in the Christmas Tree Maze. For patrons with other accessibility requirements, we recommend making yourself known to a member of Edinburgh’s Christmas staff who will be happy to assist you.

There is no ride-wide policy for the suitability of the rides for those with access requirements. This is due to variant conditions – e.g. unfavourable weather, the type of ride – and the nature of the requirements, 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 Santa Land is available on Frederick Street, George Street, Hanover Street and Kings Stables Road. 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

Sensory backpacks are available from the main information point in West Princes Street Gardens on request.

The nearest bus stops are located on Princes Street and are a 5-minute walk from the site with good bus links to the entire city.  Please see for more detailed information.

If you have any further queries regarding accessibility to Santa Land, please call us directly on 0131 510 0395, Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm.

We would advise patrons with access requirements to allow extra time to get to our sites and speak to a member of staff upon arrival, who will try to help you with any further requirements you may have. For more information on accessibility and to book tickets, please contact the box office on 0131 510 0395 or email

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20th Nov - 2nd Jan 2022

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