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Edinburgh Christmas Market

December 15, 2013

I love Edinburgh during the holidays.  Here at 56 degrees north winter days are short (sunrise at 8:45, sunset at 3:40), but the Christmas market brightens up the evenings and gets everybody in the holiday spirit!  The city is lit up in festive lights, and the long evenings are brightened by the Christmas Market.

I could tell you about it, but it’s more fun if I show you!  Here’s a mini holiday montage from my side of the pond.

City lights in Edinburgh

Brightly lit stalls and a wide variety of kitschy ornaments on sale

Hundreds of nutcrackers

Terrifying whirligig ride… good views cancelled out by fear of death!

John at the Christmas Market

John and I headed out to the office Christmas party (… what? no knitwear?!)

Ceilidh dancing is the best fun!

John going a little bit crazy!

Although I’ve lived in Scotland for almost 3 years now, and have a lovely kilt-wearing husband, this will be my first Christmas celebrating here with the Simpson family.  I am very excited to bring some of my own family traditions to them, and learn about theirs!

What are your favourite winter activities?  Does your city have a Christmas market?  Share your pics on our Facebook page, or follow us on Instagram to see more of ours.

Snuggly Warm Winter Knits :::


6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 17, 2013 2:57 pm

    I have to admit to a serious case of envy. Scotland is the only place on my bucket list :D Very handsome young man of yours in a kilt also.

  2. December 16, 2013 4:44 pm

    Just a bit envious. It’s so festive! And Edinburgh is by far my favourite place away from home.

  3. December 16, 2013 3:36 pm

    I’m not sure which I envy more–your life in Edinburgh or your kilt-wearing husband! Just discovered your website and love it all. My favourite Xmas place here in Kingston, ON? The skating rink at the City Market (photos on my blog).

    • December 17, 2013 8:39 am

      Haha John is a jem, who really shines when he gets dancing! Great blog ~ I’ve never been to Kingston, but I spent a lot of time in Toronto and Waterloo during my degrees! LOVE the boot socks you pictured on the blog, even if they aren’t hand-knit. Inspires some wardrobe ideas of my own…

  4. December 15, 2013 8:25 pm

    I’ve been to Edinburgh three times, absolutely love it there. Your pictures are great, happy Scottish Christmas to you :-)

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