Christmas Villages are OPEN!
Nobody does the holidays like Edinburgh, I have to admit. The entire city turns into twinkle lights, music, ice-skating rinks, and joy! (And tourists - for good reason.) The Christmas villages officially opened on Sunday, although a few folks got to try out the skating rink early.
Once again, the ice-rink was built around the sculpture in the center of St Andrews Square. The pop-up bar serves hot chocolate, mulled wine and spiced cider. Down on Princes Street, the ferris wheel is up, along with other rides like the chair drop - all alongside the Scott Monument. Pop-up bars are everywhere, bagpipes, and squeals of laughter. It's impossible to be in a mood when walking down Princes Street during the holiday season. It turns a simple trip to the pharmacy into a joyful occassion! This year, I hope to go up on the ferris wheel - more soon!