Get into the Christmas spirit as Winter Wonderland returns to Edinburgh’s Princess Street Gardens. This free-to-enter family event features a host of festive fun and activities, including ice skating, circus shows, an observation wheel and a huge Christmas market.

Discover what’s on offer at Princess Street Gardens’s Winter Wonderland 2018 and get top tips to make the most of your visit to Winter Wonderland in Edinburgh.

Top activities at Winter Wonderland Princess Street Gardens

Winter Wonderland 2019 activities include the chance to:

Skate to live music on the Winter Wonderland ice rink, the UK’s largest outdoor rink.
Discover mythical creatures made from ice and snow in the Magical Ice Kingdom’s Secret Forest.
Watch the Imperial Ice Stars’ world-class skaters perform a thrilling Peter Pan on Ice.
Marvel at the acrobatic wonders at Christmas Circus or Cirque Berserk.
Soar into the sky on the iconic Giant Observation Wheel and see the twinkling Edinburgh lights below.
Ride a traditional carousel or brave the giant loops of nine different roller coasters at the fairground.
Go on an immersive cinematic adventure with The Snowman™ Experience, presented by Backyard Cinema.
Create your very own ice sculpture at the Ice Sculpting workshops.

Winter Wonderland’s Christmas markets

Browse the traditional German Christmas Market, one of the largest Edinburgh Christmas markets, with more than 200 charming chalets overflowing with festive goods.
Explore the 150 chalets of the Angels Christmas Market and shop for unusual and unique gifts, arts and crafts, trinkets, jewellery and decorations.

Winter Wonderland family adventures

Winter Wonderland family activities include:

Enjoying carousel and helter skelter rides at the traditional fairground with young kids or giving older children adrenaline-fuelled rides on the Winter Wonderland roller coasters.
Being enchanted by daytime shows, such as Christmas Circus, Peter Pan on Ice or Teletubbies Christmas Show.
Stepping into Winter Wonderland Santa’s Grotto in Santa Land, where children can meet Father Christmas and get a small free gift (if they’ve been good of course!) There’s also a host of fun rides for smaller children.

Edinburgh’s best ice skating rinks
Skate on one of Edinburgh’s coolest winter ice rinks.

Food and drink at Winter Wonderland

Head to Winter Wonderland’s many restaurants, bars and food stalls for tasty food, mulled wine or warming hot chocolate.
Try festive German fare, such as German sausage and glühwein in the Bavarian Village.
Wrap up and relax with a cocktail at Bar Ice, where even the bar, tables and glasses are made of ice. Booking tickets ahead is essential.
Warm up at the Fire Pit bar with its crackling fires and uplifting live music.
Book an alpine cabin with karaoke machine at Bar Hütte, its friendly hosts will bring you Christmas cocktails and food.
Enjoy craft ales, hot chocolate and warming food in the giant tipis at Thor’s. Snuggle up by the log fires, grab a blanket and escape the cold outside.

Winter Wonderland tickets

Winter Wonderland is free to enter, but some activities require a paid-for ticket. Paid-for attractions include:

Ice skating
Giant Observation Wheel
The Imperial Ice Stars’ Peter Pan on Ice
Magical Ice Kingdom presents The Enchanted Forest
Christmas Circus and Cirque Berserk
Bar Ice
The Teletubbies Christmas Show
Ice-sculpting workshops
Winter Wonderland Comedy Club
Fairground rides
Backyard Cinema Presents: The Snowman™ Experience

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