When is Edinburgh Christmas Market 2022?

As the summer fringe comes to an end, Christmas will slowly be at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

Edinburgh has become a staple across Europe for the festive season for many, with people traveling all over the world to visit Edinburgh’s famous Christmas market.

Angels Event Experience has been appointed as the new event organizer and will deliver to the market for the next three years.

The Edinburgh Christmas Market has transformed East Princes Street Gardens in previous years. Photo: Ian Georgeson

David Kohlert, Managing Director, Angels Event Experience, said:

“We are delighted to be the preferred bidder for Edinburgh Christmas, and we look forward to making it a great success for Edinburgh’s communities, residents and visitors.

“Our experience delivering to markets and festivals across Europe, alongside key local partners such as IMG/PWR, E3 and Taylor’s of Edinburgh, is our recipe for success.

“We look forward to evolving the Edinburgh Christmas concept over the next three years, putting the Edinburgh community at the heart of the event.

“Over time, we look forward to partnering with local charities and associations, providing them with a stage to promote their work alongside the Winter Festival.”

So when does the Edinburgh Christmas Market return to the city? Here’s everything we know about the upcoming event so far.

When is Edinburgh Christmas Market?

The Edinburgh Winter Festival will return to the city on November 19, 2022 and will remain until January 3, 2023.

Do you need tickets?

Edinburgh Market is ticketless, however, there may be a queue that you will have to wait in before entering.

Additionally, tickets will be needed for experiences like the ice rink and the Ferris wheel which offers stunning views of the party town.

Will there be parking?

There is no parking available for Edinburgh Market, however, it is just a two-minute walk from Edinburgh Central Station, Edinburgh Waverley.

Trains arrive and depart regularly from this station from all over Scotland and the UK.

Which hotels are close to the Edinburgh Christmas Market?

The Balmoral Hotel

It’s one of the closest hotels to the festivities and it’s only a four-minute walk to the Scott Monument which surrounds the Christmas market.

Address: 1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ

KM Hotel

This hotel is perfectly located minutes from some of the city’s best theaters and landmarks, and only a short walk from Edinburgh’s beautiful green spaces, Holyrood Park, Arthur’s Seat and The Meadows.

Address: 7 Richmond Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9ST, United Kingdom

Yotel Edinburgh

This hotel offers express check-in and check-out, allergy-free rooms, a fitness center, free WiFi throughout the property, and a bar.

Yotel Edinburgh is located around 2 km from Edinburgh Playhouse, 2.1 km from Edinburgh Castle and 2.1 km from National Museum of Scotland. The hotel offers family rooms.

Address: 68-73 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4NH, United Kingdom

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

This hotel is one of the most centrally located hotels, located in the shadow of Edinburgh’s iconic castle and minutes from the infamous Royal Mile.

The hotel is within walking distance of Lothian Road and Princes Street.

Address: 61 Grassmarket, Old Town, Edinburgh, EH1 2HJ, United Kingdom

Holiday Inn Express City of Edinburgh

This Holiday Inn is located in Edinburgh’s New Town, just 5 minutes’ walk from bustling Princes Street and Edinburgh Rail Station. It offers free Wi-Fi and serves a free buffet breakfast every morning.

Address: Picardy Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3JT, United Kingdom

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