December is a magical time to visit. The Cottages are decorated with wreaths and beautiful trees from the 27th 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

Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) available 1st - 21st December 2020

Byre Cottage (sleeps 4) available 1st - 4th & 7th - 31st December 2020

Woodshed (sleeps 2) available 1st - 31st December 2020

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.

Hopetoun House Christmas Shopping Fair

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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 | TBC

A Christmas Fairy trail at Archerfield | TBC

Christmas at the Botanics | TBC

Edinburgh Zoo : Giant Lanterns | TBC

Edinburgh's Hogmanay 19 | TBC

A Christmas Fairy Trail | TBC

Dalkeith Country Park's Spectacle of Light | TBC

Santa's Grotto at Dalkeith Country Park | TBC

Archerfield Walled Garden Hogmanay Ceilidh | TBC

Castle of Light | TBC

Magicfest | TBC

Jupiter artland Christmas fair, near Edinburgh

Jupiter Artland Christmas Fair

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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 | TBC

Christmas Fair at Jupiter Artland | TBC

Hopetoun House Christmas Shopping Fair | TBC

Summerhall Christmas Market | TBC

Edinburgh Zoo : Giant Lanterns

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Food & drink

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

Penicuik House Supper Club | TBC

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Ballet, Theatre, Music & Cinema

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...

Narcissus Flower School Winter & Christmas workshops

Eastside Cottages in December with the snowy Pentland hill peaks beyond

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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...

A Christmas Fairy trail at Archerfield | TBC

Christmas at the Botanics | TBC

Edinburgh Zoo : Giant Lanterns | TBC

Christmas Fair at Jupiter Artland | TBC

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Scottish Ceilidh

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

Hopetoun House Christmas Shopping Fair

Jupiter artland Christmas fair, near Edinburgh

Jupiter Artland Christmas Fair

Edinburgh Zoo : Giant Lanterns

Narcissus Flower School Winter & Christmas workshops

Eastside Cottages in December with the snowy Pentland hill peaks beyond

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