The Scottish capital has become renowned for its Christmas celebrations in recent years. Alongside the European stalls, a Scottish market gives you the chance to shop for native goodies while live performances from La Clique, carol concerts and light displays flood the streets with Christmas cheer. Away from the market, a live advent calendar allows visitors to peer behind the door of a di erent interesting property every day from 1st to 25th December. Try and squeeze in a visit to laid-back Stockbridge in the west of the city, where you’ll find period buildings, inviting co ee shops and antiques aplenty.
* From 17th November to 6th January 2018; edinburghschristmas.com
Against the magni cent backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, enjoy Scottish treats and see some spectacular shows
Stock up on festive decorations and candles