Christmas Day

Submitted by edg on Fri, 6 Jan '17 1.33am
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Christmas Tree on The Mound
Time & place

A Christmas Day Bank Holiday takes place on the 25th December if it's a weekday.

If Christmas Day is on the weekend - Christmas Day 2021, for example, is a Saturday - then the bank holiday takes place on the following Monday.

Today is also a Council "Parking Holiday".

You can park free of charge in public parking bays and on single yellow lines on these dates, although parking holidays do not carry over to the next working day.

Christmas in Edinburgh

The Christmas season in Edinburgh begins with Christmas Light Night in Edinburgh's New Town in mid-November continues through Christmas Day and on to the three-day Edinburgh's Hogmanay festival. Scotland used to celebrate the New Year more than Christmas but that has changed.

The centre of Edinburgh has many Christmas activities each year over the festive season, as part of the annual Edinburgh Christmas festival.

These include everything from ice skating on a temporary ice rink in St Andrew Sqaure to kids' rides in Princes Street Garden; Santa's Grotto to the Santa Run.

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