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.

Jupiter artland Christmas fair, near Edinburgh

Jupiter Artland Christmas Fair

1.

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

Christmas at the Botanics | TBC

Edinburgh Zoo : Giant Lanterns of China | TBC

Edinburgh International Magic Festival | throughout December 2019

Edinburgh's Hogmanay 19 | 31st December 2019

The Giant Lanterns of China : Edinburgh Zoo

2.

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

Christmas Fair at Jupiter Artland | TBC

Hopetoun House Christmas Shopping Fair | TBC

Archerfield Walled Garden Hogmanay Ceilidh | 31st December 2019

Hopetoun Christmas Fair

3.

Food & drink

Read our 'Best lunch spots in and around Edinburgh' article for delicious festive lunch & brunch inspiration!

Narcissus Flower School Winter & Christmas workshops

4.

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

Eastside Cottages in December with the snowy Pentland hill peaks beyond

5.

Scottish Ceilidh

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club (including callers for beginners) | throughout December 2019

6.

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...

7.

Festive Workshops

Hopetoun House : Wreath making workshop | 8th December 2019

Jupiter artland Christmas fair, near Edinburgh

Jupiter Artland Christmas Fair

The Giant Lanterns of China : Edinburgh Zoo

Hopetoun Christmas Fair

Narcissus Flower School Winter & Christmas workshops

Eastside Cottages in December with the snowy Pentland hill peaks beyond

Beautiful Stays Host Unusual Sawdays Cool Cottages Hidden Scotland