Edinburgh Christmas Markets Getting There By Train

The Edinburgh Christmas Markets make for a fantastic fun-filled day or night out! Let our handy blog tell you more about what’s on offer in the vibrant Scottish capital this Christmas, and how to get there by train.

When are the Edinburgh Christmas Markets?
The Edinburgh Christmas Markets are part of the Edinburgh Winter Festival. The Christmas markets themselves will run from November 25th to January 4th. Each day, the markets will be open from 10am to 10pm.

Of course, the markets will take a break on Christmas Day. There are also a few other days where you’ll find that the opening hours have been tweaked:

* 25 November: 2pm – 10pm
* 24 December: 10am – 8pm
* 26 December: 12pm – 8pm
* 31 December: 10am – 6pm
* 1 January: 12pm – 8pm
* 4 January: 10am – 8pm

What will I find at the Edinburgh Christmas Markets?
You’ll find a wide variety of stalls filled with Artisanal festive products and delicious food and drink. Whether you’re after something to pop on the Christmas tree, a mug of mulled wine or a warming hot chocolate, there’s something for everyone.

The Edinburgh Christmas Markets are also playing host to the Forth 1 Big Wheel. You can hop inside and enjoy beautiful panoramic views of a festival Edinburgh skyline. There’s also a selection of thrilling rides for those who want a little more of an adrenaline rush!

Further along in West Princes Street Gardens, there’s a classic festive ice rink, known as ‘Lidl on Ice’. Don’t forget to take a look at Santa Land and the Christmas Tree Maze, too. You can click here to find out about all of the exciting attractions on offer as part of the event.

Where will the Edinburgh Christmas Markets be?
You’ll find the traditional Christmas markets area in East Princes Street Gardens, which is just a short walk from Edinburgh Waverley station. Looking for the ice rink and other exciting attractions? You’ll just need to pop a little further along to West Princes Street Gardens.

What’s the Edinburgh Christmas Markets’ nearest train station?
That’s simple! It’s Edinburgh Waverley. Take a look at the map below for the best walking route between the station and the markets.

Ready to book your journey to the markets and experience the wonders of Edinburgh during the festive season? Grab your tickets for the train on the Railsmartr website.