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Half A Million Flock To Edinburgh At Christmas

Over the festive period, half a million people flocked to Edinburgh to take part in the Christmas events. 

The UTCT team were lucky enough to visit the Christmas Market in Scotland’s Capital in December and thought it was magical with three layers of market stalls which included mulled wine stands, crepe stands, chocolatiers and hand crafted decorations. There was also a Santa’s Grotto and fair rides to keep the children happy. Christmas music was played in the background and all in all, there was something a little bit magical about the city over Christmas.

Obviously, many of you agree with us, as a whopping 500,000 people bought tickets to festive events in Edinburgh in December (this equates to about 10% of the overall population of Scotland!)

Director of the festivities, Charlie Wood said:

“We are obviously thrilled at the figures – over half a million people bought tickets for shows and attractions at Edinburgh’s Christmas, which is equivalent to more than 10 per cent of the entire population of Scotland. It demonstrates the scale and attraction of the festival. We set out to make Edinburgh’s Christmas one of the world’s best places to be at Christmas time and these figures show that we’re on our way to achieving that.  As ever, we will be working in the next few months to see what worked well, what didn’t work so well, and how we can improve the festival to make sure that next year’s is an even greater success for the people of the city and visitors to look forward to and enjoy.  In particular, we want to work with other areas of Edinburgh to involve them in Edinburgh’s Christmas and extend the benefits to businesses and residents.”

We were thrilled to attend the Christmas Market in Edinburgh and look forward to heading back up the road in December 2015.

Did you attend a Christmas market in 2014? Let us know in the comments below.

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