Edinburgh Christmas Market and Santa Grotto

by Virtual Scotland
  • Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Duration
  • Group Size
    Up to 100+ guests
  • Language(s)
    • English
  • $


Scotland is a wonderful place to enjoy the Holiday Season. Enjoy a virtual tour of Edinburgh’s New Town and see all the festivities. We will start the tour at Princes Street Gardens where most of the main festivities will be taking place. Here we will explore the stalls and see the Christmas gift ideas, food, games and rides. . From here we will also see some of the rides set up including the Big Ferris Wheel and the Star Flyer.

After we then walk down George St and admire the elegant Georgian buildings. Now it is the fashion retail centre of the city as well it has lots of unique restaurants and bars. At the Westend of George street we then go to the Ice Skating Rink to see one of Scotland’s oldest passed time sport.

Lastly we’ll go to Santa Grotto which is a play area set up for Children to meet Santa. Here there are more fun games and amusements for everyone. Get lost in the maze of Christmas Trees. Admire the Ross Fountain that has recently been refurbished. Then see Santa’s Grotto with the amazing views of Edinburgh Castle perched on top of Castlehill.

Join Virtual Scotland for an online guided tour and learn about the history of Christmas in Scotland and the traditions we have to celebrate Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve).

Meet Your Live Virtual Guide

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Mike ORourke
Virtual Scotland

Mike is a Qualified Blue Badge Guide in Scotland . He has been guiding now for about 10 years and loving it. Mike is an enthusiast about Scottish History and enjoys tell stories of characters such as Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots. He lives in Edinburgh and passionate about the cities Old and New Towns. The old town is full of medieval history and has an underground city. A great place for those who like dark history and ghosts.

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Preparing for your Virtual Tour

Tour dates: everyday November 25 to January 3

Tour times: 10am earliest / 6pm latest (GMT)

Start point: Princes st Gardnes/Walter Scott Monument

End point: Princes st Gardnes/Santa’s Grotto/views of Edinburgh Castle

Highlight: Edinburgh International Christmas Market (voted best in UK)


  • Jami - TJX

    Mike was friendly, engaging, and full of knowledge! He had a great sense of humor throughout the tour and answered everyones questions accurately. Great job Mike!

  • Canada Life - Globetrotter

    The Edinburgh Christmas Market tour with Mike was great!! Loved seeing the castle and hearing the history of Christmas! Mike also did a great job of answering our questions about food (haggis) and whiskey…I got some good ideas for my husband for Christmas..thanks for sharing your expertise Mike!!