There’s no need to book a flight to Europe to enjoy a Christmas market this winter – there are so many right on your doorstep. Fantastic festive events are taking place all over Scotland so here are our top picks…
The Christmas market returns to St Enoch Square in Glasgow from the 10th of November where you can buy a gastronomic treat, a warming glass of festive cheer or a unique festive gift. There will also be another Christmas market at George Square this year from the 26th November and will be surrounded by fairground rides and live entertainment.
There is also a choice of Christmas markets in Edinburgh this year. The Scottish market will be located on West George Street starting on the 26th November and the European market will be situated in St Andrews Square and will open on the 19th November.
Chocolate lovers will have to make a visit to Perth this festive season. The Perth Chocolate Festival will take place on King Edward Street on the 19th and 20th November. There are lots of great things for you to enjoy throughout the weekend. As well as stalls selling an array of different chocolate goodies, local cafes and restaurants are taking part by offering special chocolate treats, children’s activities, tastings and so much more!
If you would like to make your fitness regime a little more festive then take part in one of the many Santa Dash events taking place in Glasgow, Stirling and other areas. In Glasgow it will take place at George Square on the 11th December and in Stirling it will be on the 7th of December and begin at Stirling University. A great way to raise money for charity and have a bit of festive fun!
At St Andrews Square in Edinburgh there will be a circular ice rink allowing you a 360 journey around the square viewing all the festive activities! There will also be a bar where you can enjoy a festive drink.
Winter wouldn’t be complete without a bit of skiing! And there’s no need to go abroad, there are several ski resorts in Scotland including one at the Cairngorms National Park. Just a few hours from Glasgow and Edinburgh you can make a day or long weekend of skiing in some of the most picturesque parts of Scotland.
The Street of Light is back for Christmas 2016 in Edinburgh in a new location – the west end of George Street. The event opens on the 20th November and runs until Christmas Eve. With over 60,000 beautiful bulbs of light alongside synchronised music from local choirs and bands including the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Royal Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus, the hottest contemporary fiddle music from the Highlands and Islands, Blazin’ Fiddles, and Scotland’s very own bhangra group Tigerstyle.
Here at Vouch For That we are very busy with the busiest gifting season of the year already and we cannot wait until Christmas events and celebrations are in full swing! We enable businesses to sell gift vouchers online making it so easy for you to buy gifts for your loved ones this Christmas. To buy gift vouchers for luxury hotels click here, and visit our website for more information.