December is a magical time to visit. The Cottages are decorated with wreaths and beautiful trees from the 29th of November 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 - 20th December 2019
Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) available 2nd - 20th & 27th - 31st December 2019
Byre Cottage (sleeps 6) available 1st - 6th & 13th - 31st December 2019
Woodshed (sleeps 2) available 1st - 31st December 2019
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
The city centre comes alive with fantastic light shows, markets, ice skating and theatre but there is so much more throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians. Archerfield produces a magical outdoor immersive theatre, see the Botanics as never before or explore the zoos beautiful lanterns after dark.
Edinburgh Christmas | throughout December 2019
Edinburgh International Magic Festival | throughout December 2019
Edinburgh's Hogmanay 19 | 31st December 2019
Markets & shopping
For beautiful festive shopping within fabulous settings head to the Christmas markets. Jupiter Artland and Hopetoun come highly recommended, explore the market mulled cider in hand while the children visit Father Christmas and Rudolph!
Christmas Market : East Princes Street Gardens | throughout December 2019
Archerfield Walled Garden Hogmanay Ceilidh | 31st December 2019
Food & drink
Read our 'Best lunch spots in and around Edinburgh' article for delicious festive lunch & brunch inspiration!
Ballet, Theatre & Music
We will gathered together the best of the Edinburghs theatre to get even the most scrooge-like in the festive spirit! From Panto to Ballet and some of the best music and carol concerts in the Capital. We will list these as schedules become available...
King's Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears | throughout December 2019
Scottish Ballet : The Snow Queen | 7th - 29th December 2019
Tommy Smith Solo Saxophone | 19th December 2019
Disney's The Lion King | throughout December 2019
Love Actually Film with Live Orchestra | 15th December 2019
Edinburgh Ceilidh Club (including callers for beginners) | throughout December 2019
Events for children
There are some really magical events on in and around Edinburgh throughout December. Expect light shows, art tours and workshops, Christmas concerts especially for wee ones and numerous opportunities to meet Santa, Rudolph or the Secret Herb Garden's Green Man! We will list these as schedules become available...
Hopetoun House : Wreath making workshop | 8th December 2019