Located close to the historical Edinburgh castle and the Royal Botanic Garden, there’s so much to do near Norton House Hotel & Spa.

Edinburgh is magical at Christmas time. Stay at Norton House Hotel & Spa and enjoy the wonderful festive season the Scottish way.

Edinburgh Christmas market

Edinburgh chrsitmas market stall with crowds dressed up warmPrinces Street Gardens offers treats for all, from Harry Potter-themed gifts to local handmade products, find the perfect gifts for loved ones at the stunning Christmas market. During your time, be sure to visit Santa Land, where you can enjoy a Christmas tree maze and a family-friendly funfair. Children are welcome to listen to tales from Father Christmas and some of his guest helpers and will also be able to receive a gift from Santa.

Castle of Light

Castle with light projected in colour onto the castle wallsBack for a third spectacular year, 2022 sees Edinburgh Castle transform into a “Kingdom of Colours”. Wander through the grounds, as extraordinary projections dance from the castle walls and illuminations guide you throughout the castle. Soak up the history of this majestic building and take in mesmerising views, as you spend quality time with loved ones.

Christmas at the Botanics

Explore this beautiful garden after dark and be captivated by the dazzling light installations and seasonal sounds that fill the air at The Botanics this Christmas. Discover sparkling tunnels of light and dancing lakeside reflections, and immerse yourself within bouncing lines of light in the Laser Garden. Complete your adventure under the stars with a festive hot chocolate or some toasted marshmallows.

George Street ice rink

This temporary ice rink is one of the big attractions of Edinburgh's Christmas and this year is set under cover, so the rink can be enjoyed in any weather. Get your skates on and glide your way down Edinburgh’s famous George Street on the magnificent George Street ice rink. Stalls and bars on the rink-side platform offer drinks and hot food for non-skaters to enjoy.

Stay in Edinburgh this winter season to enjoy not only our Scottish hospitality but also the wonderful activities and things to do this festive season. Find out more about our Christmas packages here.


This article is factually correct as of November 2022