Although there isn’t much Newcastle doesn’t do well, it’s Christmas market is pretty minute compared to other UK cities. After reading about lots of festive markets around the country, we decided on Edinburgh and set off early last Sunday morning.
The European Christmas Market situated in Princes Street Gardens will light up the city centre from 18th November 2016 until 7th January 2017. Over 100 market stalls selling crafts, decorations, gifts and food transform the gardens into a winter Wonderland that can be enjoyed by all the family.
By day the aisles are lined with twinkling lights, festive shoppers and enticing smells and by night the skyline is illuminated by popular attractions such as The Big Wheel, Star Flyer and Santa Land. It was the perfect opportunity to photograph light trails at a fairground for the first time!
The Big Wheel, a Ferris wheel bejeweled with 20,000 lights is the star attraction and, at £9 per person, offers brilliant view across Edinburgh. It looked beautiful at night lit up blue, almost like a kaleidoscope!
The Star Flyer, at £7.50 each, competed with St Wallace’s Monument as the swings circled 60 meters above the ground. The ride was great to photograph and reminded me of a spaceship as it made it’s way higher into the sky.
Edinburgh certainly knows how to host Christmas with lots of festive market stalls and attractions spread out around the city centre. Have you been to any Christmas Markets this year?