Official Guide to Edinburgh
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Winter

For a Christmas that's truly merry and a Hogmanay that's one of the best, enjoy Winter in Edinburgh!

Edinburgh has a feast of winter treats from wonderful, world class attractions, sparkling shopping, fabulous Christmas markets, food and drink with the best shows, theatre and cultural events to keep you warm.

Seasonal Highlights

St Andrew Square Fraser Cameron

Christmas in Edinburgh is one of the highlights of the winter season, featuring a packed calendar of events, attractions and festive markets. The celebrations continue as Edinburgh's Hogmanay shows the world how to party over three days with spectacular entertainment, incredible bands and amazing crowds from every corner of the globe.

Discover what's happening this Christmas in Edinburgh and join us at this year's Edinburgh Street Party to celebrate New Year in the capital.

What about the weather?

Generally speaking, the weather in Edinburgh is at its coldest in January and February, with the minimum mean temperature averaging roughly 1.5°C. It can be gusty at times and we do occasionally get snow which makes the city look even more magical – so have your camera at the ready!

This is Edinburgh:  Visit Edinburgh for a wonderful weekend break, perfect for Christmas shopping, eating and drinking and exploring the famous winter markets. Join us this Christmas in Edinburgh.