Christmas In Scotland: Top 5 Free Things To Do

It's basically Christmas. So let's get the (snow)ball rolling with our Top 5 events for the festive period...and the best thing? They're all free! 

1. Glasgow Christmas Market


Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Christmas market with German bratwurst, sweet treats and a sparkling array of gifts and decorations.

When:  10th November - 22nd December

Where: St Enoch Square, Glasgow, G1 4BW


2. 24 Doors of Advent

Every day throughout December until Christmas Eve, a building in Edinburgh that is usually closed to the public will open its doors in this unique twist on the advent calendar.

When: 1st December - 24th December

Where: Venues include the Royal Lyceum Theatre, the Chapel of St Albert the Great, Botanic Cottage and BT Murrayfield Stadium.

3. Eden Mill Gin House

Taste a wide range of Eden Mill gins. Be sure to try their new gin cocktail range and learn more about the history of gin with private tasting sessions.

When: 8th November - 31st December

Where: Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB


4. Santa Dash


It's the 10th anniversary of the Glasgow Santa Dash, so why not join thousands of Santas in this mass participation run as the city centre transforms into a red sea of festivity. (Tickets to be a part of the dash cost £5.00 - £15.00 but spectating is free!)

When: 11th December

Where: George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU


5. European Christmas Market

Everything you can expect from a Christmas market and more! With the twinkling lights set to bring you some holiday cheer, indulge in some tasty treats and festive drinks.

When: 19th November - 7th January

Where: Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2BY



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