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Edinburgh Christmas Market

Edinburgh Christmas Market

Our weekend trip to Edinburgh brought us to our very first European Christmas Market.  It was like a fairy tale.

Stall at edinburgh Christmas Market

Gorgeously decorated stalls stretched in every direction offering lovely handcrafted gifts, delicious food, and plenty of holiday kitsch. 


It was glorious, Christmas-carol-filled, pine-scented perfection.  And in the center of the market, a lovely little skating rink. 


I think they had fun.

IMG_6306Outdoor skating rinks seem to have become sort of an unintentional Christmas tradition for our family.  We’ve now skated in D.C., NY, and Edinburgh.  London will be added to the list soon. 


We skated, shopped, drank Nutella hot chocolate and hot, mulled wine, ate hand-twisted German pretzels and bratwurst and fresh, warm donuts, and soaked it all in.


I’d always wanted to see the Christmas markets in Europe, and this one lived up to every single bit of hype.  It was everything you’d want it to be.  (Matt says it was better than the ones he went to last year in Brussels and Brugge.)  The perfect way to start our Christmas season.

IMG_6269Edinburgh itself was just a fantastic city — I can’t wait to post all about it.  And if you ever have the chance to be there at Christmas — TAKE IT.  It was just amazing.

Also, our skating trips to DC and NYC!


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