Christmas in Scotland is a fairly new tradition as it was not until 1970 when it became an official holiday.
In Edinburgh, during these dates several Christmas markets are organized. And it is the city of Scotland where this party is most celebrated.
The traditional German market, the Highland Village Christmas Market, which takes place in East Princes Street Gardens from 24 November to 4 January. In the we can find from traditional Scottish food to the famous teddy bears. In addition, we can enjoy the tradition of ice skating on the track located in the middle of the market.
Another of the most important Christmas markets is the German Christmas Market, which is organized by the Germans living in Edinburgh and has a tradition since the Middle Ages. Traditional German food such as potato treats or gingerbread cookies delight the visitors of this flea market.
Every year the Castle Street Ethics Christmas Fair is held in Edinburgh, this year the dates are from December 10 to 18. In their positions we can find from organic food to fair trade products.
At the corner of Leith Street and York Place we will find Dreaming of a Noir Christmas, which offers a market and a street cabaret. We can find ideas for Christmas gifts while enjoying a show with live music. Lasts from 8 to 24 December.
In Glasgow, meanwhile, only highlights one market, the Glasgow Christmas Market, which is held in St. Enoch Square. There you will find from the German gastronomic specialties like glühwein or hot wine, gingerbread, sausages, Christmas sweets … until the sale of handmade silver and amber articles, toys, candles.
From November 18 to December 23 we can visit this market in the central square of Glasgow. The stands are open from Monday to Wednesday from 10 am to 7 pm, closing from Thursday to Saturday an hour later. Sundays open from 11 to 18 hours.