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Festive Week | Edinburgh Winter Wonderland

festive week | Edinburgh winter wonderlandOn Friday I visited my favourite city: Edinburgh. A day filled with mulled cider, nutella pancakes and festive sparkle. Their annual Winter Wonderland filled with Christmas markets is a must see.

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So to start FESTIVE WEEK on Polished Couture, I thought I would show you all what it’s like in Edinburgh at Christmas.

Every building is decorated with lights, wreaths and just all the Christmas decorations you can imagine. This is my third visit to Edinburgh this year, it’s a place that has history with lots of tourist attractions, and the shopping is a bonus too.

festive week | Edinburgh winter wonderland festive week | Edinburgh winter wonderlandI went down Princes Street where all the main high street shops were and again I visited my favourite cake shop Bibi’s. I knew their cakes this time of year would be amazing, I mean look how cute they look! I picked up the reindeer one and it was just scrumptious.

festive week | Edinburgh winter wonderlandThe department stores here too look so pretty this time of year, this is the stair case in Debenhams – enough said really. After a couple of hours doing some last-minute Christmas shopping, we stopped for a glass or two of Prosecco before headed to the Christmas markets.

festive week | Edinburgh winter wonderlandfestive week | Edinburgh winter wonderlandThe winter wonderland had everything you could think of; an ice rink, fairground rides, food stalls and gift stalls. We went over just before dark to see all the lights glisten. It felt so warm and cosy walking past all the little huts.

festive week | Edinburgh winter wonderlandfestive week | Edinburgh winter wonderlandLiterally a sweet tooth’s dream some of the stalls, they had pancakes, waffles, chocolates and fudge every other stall. I picked up some fudge with some delicious flavours such as Forrero Rocher, bubblegum and salted caramel!

festive week | Edinburgh winter wonderlandfestive week | Edinburgh winter wonderlandThe gift stalls had the perfect home-made and unique gifts such as tree decorations and toys. We didn’t pick much up from the stalls but it was truly magical looking through them all. I’ve never been to a Christmas market so it was a great treat to see everything. They even had pop up bars like this one above.

festive week | Edinburgh winter wonderlandfestive week | Edinburgh winter wonderlandIt’s quite a big area the Christmas market, there’s two more nearby so there’s plenty to see. I didn’t go on the ice rinks or the Ferris Wheel but that’s definitely something for next year. It’s made me want to come back again next year. Never know it could be a tradition for me.

festive week | Edinburgh winter wonderlandfestive week | Edinburgh winter wonderlandMy favourite part of the day was this carousel bar. I’ve never ever seen this before; a moving carousel that has a bar – the horses are the tables. It was such a cute idea and I loved trying mulled cider for the first time!

So that’s Edinburgh Winter Wonderland in a nutshell, if you’ve never been I’d 100% recommend it. Theres just so much to do in the city even if it’s notΒ Christmas time. Make sure you pop back all week for lots of festive posts.

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