It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

Christmas decorations have been appearing in and around Edinburgh for the last few weeks. The Georgian buildings around the city certainly lend themselves beautifully to being adorned with lights. Sunday saw the official switch on of the Christmas lights and whilst not planned we happened to be on George Street just as the switch on was taking place.

As switch ons go it was certainly a little more impressive than anything I've encountered before, with fireworks, carols and of course the lights. It was quite lovely to catch it all at just the right time and certainly got me feeling just a little bit festive.

Taken just a little earlier in the afternoon

Fireworks too

After all that excitement on Sunday yesterday we spontaneously ended up at the European Christmas market in Princes Street gardens. It too is pretty impressive with stalls galore full of festive goodies, fairground rides and plenty of glühwein to enjoy too, happy to report that I enjoyed my first of the season. Now to crack on with the Christmas shopping ....

First glühwein of the season

Take a look here for details of everything going on in Edinburgh this Christmas and New Year or, as I guess I should be calling it, Hogmanay.