While some people might opt for a beach vacation during Christmas time to avoid the cold, many prefer to swirl themselves into the winter cheer. Europe offers many great destinations for Christmas time to get into the spirit, even for a lonely Jew like me! One such place is the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh with it’s majestic city center. It will make for a great city break from November to January when the city gears up to try and attract winter-loving tourists. Check out some cool things Edinburgh offers!
Formally the Wheel of Manchester…because that’s where it was, the Edinburgh Wheel is a new attraction in the capital city that you can enjoy day and night. It overlooks Princes Street and the beautiful gardens beyond.
Reindeer in St Andrew Square
If you’ve got the kiddos in tow, then make their Christmas come true with the chance to pet a real reindeer at Christmas in St Andrew Square. They will be there select dates in 2012, December 9th, 14-16th and the 21-23rd.
Edinburgh Ice Rink
One of the city’s most popular attractions during the winter time, the outdoor, Edinburgh Ice Rink is fun for the whole family. It’s located right near the Edinburgh Wheel in East Princes Street Gardens and only costs a few pound to enjoy.