Edinburgh’s Christmas is the UK’s second-largest Christmas destination event. Since 2013, Underbelly has produced Edinburgh’s Christmas on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council, taking the operational lead on all elements of this contract.
Running for six weeks, across a number of city-centre sites, Edinburgh’s Christmas is the UK’s second-largest Christmas destination event.
Over the years Edinburgh’s Christmas has included four major city centre Christmas sites – an ice rink, live performances in a Spiegeltent, traditional European markets, major attractions, and the official switching on of the Christmas lights in Edinburgh.
In 2019 Underbelly flew Santa Claus up the Royal Mile and a total of 2,631,154 people passed through Edinburgh’s Christmas in East Princes Street Gardens.
In 2020 we brought the Christmas cheer online with our new festive Neighbourhood Market and Santa’s Advent Stories.
In 2021 we had festive events spanning across three city-centre sites including ice skating on the city’s historic George Street, Christmas markets and rides in East Princes Street Gardens, and Santa Land located in West Princes Street Gardens.