Affordable Christmas Days Out, What’s On?

Christmas is coming up, and for many of us it’s becoming hard to save those pennies, we’ve picked our top affordable days out for the whole family!


Check out a Christmas Market, bursting with mulled wine, carol singers, and fake snow.

St Enoch Square Christmas market

Fri 9 Nov – Sun 23 Dec
Mon – Wed, 10am – 9pm
Thu – Sun, 10am – 10pm (finish at 6pm on Sun 23 Dec)

George Square Market

Sun 25 Nov – Mon 31 Dec
Mon – Wed, 10am – 9pm
Thu – Sun, 10am – 10pm (finish at 6pm on Mon 24 & Sun 31 Dec)

Enjoy a day out at either St Enoch Square Christmas market, or George Square Christmas market, filled with a range of foods, drinks and gifts. With over 50 stalls containing two German bars, you’re guaranteed a festive day out. If you’re looking for something quieter try the independent markets throughout the city, such as Super Market Christmas at the world-famous Glasgow Arches on every weekend until Sun 16 Dec.

Christmas at Princes Square

Princes Square

Try some Christmas menus with a side of fizz at Princes Square this Christmas. Fancy a three course at Pizza Express for just under £22, or Barca Tapas party menu available for lunch and dinner with prices starting from £19.95. Our bellies are already rumbling!


Browse through the Edinburgh markets this festive season, where the whole family can enjoy a day out. Work your way through a Christmas tree maze available from the 17th of November to the 5th of January from just £4. Or get the skates on and make your way around the ice rink at St Andrews Square from £5.

24 days of Advent can also be a fun way to discover unique buildings around town. Sound like your idea of fun? Find out more at here.

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