Things to do in Edinburgh this Christmas

There are lots of things to do in Edinburgh this Christmas. Make a day or two of the magic this Christmas by taking a look at the various events and experiences available. Be sure to book early though!


Are you planning on joining us on board THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in Edinburgh this Christmas season for a magical experience on The Polar Express Edinburgh, and wondering what else there is to do in Edinburgh? Well, you’re in luck! Our magical The Polar Express Train Ride Experience departs from Edinburgh’s Waverley Station which is one of the largest railway stations in Scotland based in the heart of Edinburgh city centre! 

Within the station itself you can find a range of amenities such as toilet facilities, shops, and dining establishments such as Costa, Pret, Café Nero and Wetherspoons. Outside the station you will find everything you need in Edinburgh’s city centre. 

Christmas Market

If you’re looking for things to do in Edinburgh this Christmas season why not stop at the Edinburgh Christmas Market? Located on Princess Street, just a two-minute walk from the station between 24th November 2023 to January 2024 you will find the renowned Edinburgh Christmas market! Hosting a large variety of Christmas stalls, food and drink you will be sure to have some magical Christmas fun and even pick up some special gifts for your loved ones. 

Edinburgh Castle

If Edinburgh’s Christmas Market isn’t the destination for you, you may like to visit Edinburgh Castle! Just a short walk from the station, Edinburgh Castle is a must-see destination at the heart of Scotland’s capital city. The Edinburgh Castle website has lots of information for you to plan your visit. 

As well as visiting the historic Edinburgh Castle, you may like to visit The National Museum of Scotland. Centrally located, the museum is easy to travel to from any part of Edinburgh and close to many transportation routes, making it an ideal destination to visit. Open daily with free admission, the museum would make an ideal stop to warm up from the winter chill and go on a journey of discovery! 

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Bus Tour

If you would like to do all this and more, you may be interested in Bus tour! Offering different tour packages, Bus Tours offers you the chance to see sites such as, The Royal Mile, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh Castle and much more! Many tickets offer a hop on and hop off experience where you can start and end your experience wherever you like. If you’re travelling with little ones, they may be interested in their Horrible Histories audio narrated guide!

Edinburgh city tour

All tours start at Waterloo Place, just off princess street. Head over to their website to book your tour and view their operating times. Be sure to check out the Edinburgh Bus Tour website for details.

Book tickets to The Polar Express

No matter what you decide to do after your magical experience with us on board THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride at Edinburgh Waverley Station, we’re sure you’ll make special memories to last a lifetime visiting Scotland this Christmas. See you there!

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