5 of the best Christmas Markets in Glasgow and Edinburgh

A selection of the finest outdoor food markets this Christmas

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This article is from 2013.

5 of the best Christmas Markets in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Edinburgh European Christmas Market

For 20 years this market has stood on the Mound, adding a particularly Germanic feel to the heart of Edinburgh’s landscape, and this year it stretches all the way along East Princes Street Gardens and towards St Andrew Square. Expect crafts, glühwein, German sausages, sweet things and more.
The Mound and East Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, Fri 22 Nov–Sun 5 Jan.

Glasgow Christmas Market

Glasgow’s main Christmas market returns with a typically international feel, selling glühwein and German hot dogs alongside French crêpes, American burgers and the cross-border comfort of a nice hot chocolate, and with craft, jewellery and clothing stalls alongside cheese, chutneys and other produce.
St Enoch Square, Glasgow, Sat 16 Nov–Mon 23 Dec.

Edinburgh Children's and Scottish Markets

New for this year are plenty of events and stalls in St Andrew Square, which is where you’ll find both of the above – one selling toys, the other offering fresh seafood, craft beers, butteries and fish ’n’ chips.
St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, Fri 22 Nov–Sun 5 Jan.

Glasgow Farmers Market

Glasgow’s main farmers market specialises in seasonal meat, fruit, veg and street food, and as Christmas approaches the focus also turns towards festive favourites.
Alternating Saturdays weekly between Queen’s Park and Mansfield Park, Sat 16 Nov–Sat 21 Dec, also Mon 23 Dec at Mansfield Park.

Edinburgh Farmers Market

Despite a bunch of new Edinburgh markets opening in areas like Cathedral Lane and Stockbridge, the one on Castle Terrace is the original and largest, featuring seasonal produce from some of best suppliers.
Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, every Saturday 9am–2pm.

This article is from 2013.

Edinburgh's Scottish Market

Show you're blue-and-white through and through at this local food and drink market, with seafood, craft beer, butteries and other delicious treats for sale.

George Street, Edinburgh

Sun 4 Dec

Free

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Mon 5 Dec

Free

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Tue 6 Dec

Free

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Dec

European Christmas Market

Whether it's authentically German or not, you can certainly get your fill of festive wooden toys, meaty sausages and Glühwein at this hive of twinkly festive market stalls in the heart of the city.

East Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Sun 4 Dec

Free

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Mon 5 Dec

Free

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Tue 6 Dec

Free

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 31 more dates until 7 Jan 2017

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. The legendary Gluhwein House returns serving Gluhwein, Bavarian beers and mulled cider in festive flavours including Rocking Robin and Merry Mixed Berry.

Edinburgh Farmers' Market

The award-winning Edinburgh Farmers' Market takes place at Castle Terrace under the imposing backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Over 60 specialist producers regularly attend the market, the majority primary producers, growing what they sell. A quarter offer meat products, including specialities such as venison (Hubertus Game…

Mansfield Park Farmers' Market

Over 40 stalls of local produce, direct from the manufacturers, every second and fourth Saturday of the month.

QP Christmas Shopping Evening

Crafts, toys, unique, gifts, cards and other Christmassy delights are on sale, with a visit from Santa for the wee 'uns, live music and more.

Comments

1. AlanBrown23 Nov 2013, 12:52pm Report

"Edinburgh European Christmas Market - For 20 years this market has stood on the Mound"

Wrong, it's new this year as the councils greed extended into another area of public life. The council appointed new operators who increased fees to the German traders by 50%.

http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/german-market-traders-snubbed-by-organisers-1-3142447

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