Official Guide to Edinburgh
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Winter

For a Christmas that's truly merry and a Hogmanay that's one of the best, enjoy Winter in Edinburgh!

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Edinburgh has a feast of winter treats from wonderful, world class attractions, sparkling shopping, fabulous food and drink with the best shows, theatre and cultural events to keep you warm.

Seasonal Highlights

Edinburgh's Christmas is one of the highlights of winter season, featuring a packed season of events, attractions and festive markets. The celebrations continue as Edinburgh's Hogmanay shows the world how to party over three days with spectacular entertainments, incredible bands and amazing crowds from every corner of the globe.

Tickets to Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party are already on sale for 2014/15 - buy here.

What about the weather?

Generally speaking, the weather in Edinburgh is at its coldest in January and February, with the minimum mean temperature averaging roughly 1.5°C. It can be gusty at times and we do occasionally get snow which makes the city look even more magical – so have your camera at the ready!

This is Edinburgh:  Visit Edinburgh, in the heart of Scotland, the perfect visitor destination for a winter break.