Edinburgh at Christmas

George Street, Edinburgh

Christmas takes over Edinburgh in a big way. George Street, in the New Town, is particularly pretty and this year hosted Ice Adventure: a journey through frozen Scotland. See if you can guess what any of these ice sculptures are! (they’re all captioned, so click to view). I do have reservations about how festive Mary, Queen of Scots having her head chopped off is…..

We had tickets for the ice sculptures, but were pleased to happen upon another event.

Joy to the World, the Edinburgh Christmas Tree Festival, takes place at St Andrew’s and St George’s West. Forty trees are each decorated by a local charity, business or voluntary group. All the trees come from social enterprise Caring Christmas Trees, supporting homeless  people in Edinburgh throughout the winter, and donations to the event benefit another three charities. What a lovely idea!

A couple more Christmassy shots of George Street. Can you see the feet sticking out from that fairground attraction? It plummeted from the top VERY quickly. No way would I ever get on that!

All that remains is to wish you all a very Happy Christmas! I hope you have a lovely time however, or whatever, you are celebrating.

73 thoughts on “Edinburgh at Christmas

  1. amybmoreno March 7, 2018 / 09:31

    The ice sculptures look amazing, I never got a chance to see them, unfortunately.

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  2. nomad, interrupted January 18, 2018 / 13:11

    I’m late coming to this post, but I love the ice sculptures telling of Scotland’s history. The Christmas Tree Festival is a fantastic idea to raise money for various charities. 🙂

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  3. lisadorenfest December 31, 2017 / 04:35

    I adore ice sculpture and you photo of The Highland Cow had me roaring. George Street must have put you in such a festive mood. Hard to get in the spirit surrounded by palm trees 🌴. Hope you had an awesome Christmas and that you’ve got something big on tonight to ring in the New Year 🎆

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  4. The Thrifty Campers December 30, 2017 / 19:06

    My goodness! Edinburgh’s way of displaying Christmas decor doesn’t compare to the norm of what I typically see:) So pretty.

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