Edinburgh in Winter

By Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, December 2012

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With the streets ablaze with Christmas lights and one of the world’s most epic New Year celebrations drawing thousands of revelers to the city, winter makes for an atmospheric time to visit Edinburgh.

Despite the chilly nights and overcast skies, Edinburgh’s winter schedule is jam-packed with festivities, kicking off with St Andrew’s Day (in honor of the patron Saint of Scotland) on November 30th. Christmas celebrations take center stage throughout December, with Europe’s largest open-air ice rink, a vibrant Christmas market and Santa’s grottos enveloping the city in festive cheer, but the real event of the year is New Year’s Eve, known as Hogmanay in Edinburgh.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Edinburgh Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Edinburgh.

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