We here at UTCT are big fans of the Edinburgh Christmas Market as we attended in 2015 and were blown away with both the amount of stalls, entertainment, food, drink and gifts there were to have everyone in the festive spirit! (and it was free entry!) Now it seems that Edinburgh’s Christmas Market is set to expand for 2016.
Currently the city’s festivities are held on Princes Street and St Andrews Square. This year, the market is set to be expanded to more inner center venues such as the West End & George Street.
The market is set to take place between 18th November to the 7th January.
The street of light will this year be taking place on George Street rather than the Iconic Royal Mile. The display will feature more than 60,000 lights and festive music from local choirs and bands. The street of light will open on November 20th.
Charlie Wood and Ed Bartlam, producers of Edinburgh’s Christmas, said: “This is the fourth year of Underbelly producing Edinburgh’s Christmas on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council and during that time the event itself and the positive impact it has socially on the residents of Edinburgh and economically for the businesses in the city and the city itself have grown substantially.
“In 2016 we are looking forward to putting on the biggest event yet, stretching from St Andrew Square to the West End, from the hit musical Five Guys Named Moe in a fantastic new production in Festival Square Theatre, to a partnership with Standard Life offering 10,000 free ice skating tickets to schoolchildren, from Street of Light transforming George Street to the local choirs of Edinburgh on Light Night.”
Richard Lewis, Edinburgh’s festivals and events champion, said: “This winter, the curtain will rise at the West End as Edinburgh’s Christmas expands right across the city.
“An exciting new collaboration between the capital’s theatres and the Usher Hall will take Edinburgh’s Christmas to the stage, while the Street of Light will move to George Street for its second year.
“The events drew over one million visitors last year and regulars will be delighted to hear festive favourites like Santa’s Grotto, the Big Wheel and ice rink will return”
For more information on the Edinburgh Christmas Market, please visit http://www.edinburghschristmas.com/
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