December is a magical time to visit. The Cottages are decorated with wreaths and beautiful trees from the 1st of December this year. Twinkling lights adorn our huge home-grown Christmas tree in the farmyard and fires are lit with woodsmoke curling from cottage chimneys.
December Availability at Eastside
Stable Cottage (sleeps 2) available 1st -6th & 10th - 22nd December 2018
Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) available 1st - 22nd December 2018 & New Year
Byre Cottage (sleeps 6) available 14th - 22nd December 2018.
Woodshed (sleeps 2) available 3rd - 20th December 2018.
What's on around Edinburgh in December?
December is also wonderful time to visit Edinburgh. Brilliant Christmas shopping, markets, ice-rinks, light-shows, fireworks and magic await you! Terrific festive entertainment for all the family.
Festivals & Events
Edinburgh Christmas | 16th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Christmas at the Botanics |23rd November - 29th December 2018
Edinburgh Zoo : Giant Lanterns of China | throughout December 2018
Grassmarket Christmas Festival | 9th & 16th December 2018
Edinburgh's Hogmanay 19 | 31st December 2018
Edinburgh International Magic Festival : Christmas Special | 27th - 30th December 2018
Planes, Trains & Automobiles | throughout December
Pin-Ups: Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art of Celebrity | throughout December
Charles II : Art & Power | throughout December
Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers | throughout December
NOW: Monster Chetwynd, Moyna Flannigan, Henry Coombes, Betye Saar, Wael Shawky | throughout December
Robert Blomfield: Edinburgh Street Photography | throughout December
Markets & shopping
Christmas Market : George Street | 16th November - 24th December 2018
Christmas Market : East Princes Street Gardens | 16th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Christmas Fair at Jupiter Artland | 1st & 2nd December 2018
Summerhall Christmas Market 2018 | 9th December 2018
Hopetoun House Christmas Shopping Fair | 30th November - 2nd December 2018
Ballet, Theatre & Circus
Nativity the Musical | 28th November - 2nd December 2018
Scottish Ballet : Cinderella | 8th - 30th December 2018
Scottish Ballet : Wee Cinderella (for families) | 21st December 2018
Love Actually In Concert: Film with live orchestra | 8th December 2018
La Clique Noel - Part Deux | 16th November 2018 - 5th January 2019
Edinburgh Ceilidh Club (including callers for beginners) | 4th 11th December 2018
Sport, Fundraising & Yoga
Edinburgh Santa Run| 9th December
UR Enough : Christmas yoga workshop at Restoration Yard | 2nd December
Hopetoun House wreath making | 9th December 2018
Hopetoun House family Crafternoon : create your own Christmas decorations | 9th December 2018
Narcissus Flower School : Christmas Garland workshop | 5th or 6th December 2018
Narcissus Flower School : Christmas 'setting the scene' workshop | 12th or 13th December 2018