No really – why not? 2020 has been a year of highs and lows, ups and downs, and all of us are exhausted with the constantly changing restrictions. One thing Covid-19 has made certain of, however, is that none of us are getting to go on holiday this year… unless we take a staycation, that is.
So once again, we ask you, Why not go Christmas Shopping in Edinburgh this year? It only makes good sense.
But before we continue, let’s introduce ourselves. We here at Lilly Likes are fully committed to finding you the best possible deals in world travel. Recently, world travel has been a little lacklustre – but that’s fine. We still have all those lovely deals that will be ready and waiting in 2021… until then? Why not go Christmas Shopping in Edinburgh? You walked into that one.
What’s the (Christmas Shopping in Edinburgh) Deal?
We can tell you are all desperate to know what is going on with this deal. Edinburgh, city of wonder, is at the heart of it. This wonderful city is chock-full of attractions, some of which you can only see north of the border. From Edinburgh, all the rolling hills and craggy cliffs of the east coast of Scotland are at your disposal. There isn’t just a Christmas market to enjoy… there are some of the best restaurants, most fantastical shows, and best historical sights to see in all the world in Edinburgh. This deal places you right in the heart of it all.
Enjoy time spent at the castle, shopping on Princes Street, or wandering the misty cobbled alleyways until you come across the hidden vaults, deep down underneath the city. With all this haunting beauty going on, Edinburgh is often neglected in the world of the staycation, simply because of its propensity to rain on everyone’s parade.
Edinburgh is known throughout the world as the home of the International festival of music and art, which usually happens at the tail end of summer, but which was cancelled in 2020 for obvious reasons. The next best thing Edinburgh is known for, however, is scheduled to go ahead as planned. The miraculous Christmas Markets are coming to town, and they are bringing a plethora of European chocolate, gingerbread reindeers, and stroopwaffels dipped in haggis, with them.
What’s In An Edinburgh Christmas Market?
There are so many stalls at the Edinburgh Christmas markets that it is difficult to describe. There is the scent of mulled wine or cider in the air, the cinnamon spice of Christmas, and the festive colours of bright decorations. It is a place where craftsmen come from all over Scotland to showcase their wares. They want to sell you Christmas gifts, or special items that have been hand made with the specific intention of brightening every festive season for the rest of your life.
There will be all sorts of food stalls, whether they be selling spiced sausage or warm curry – that’s right – the foods found here extend beyond Scottish dishes. There will be hot chocolate with marshmallows, and sparkling lights that create a romantic setting regardless of where you walk in Edinburgh. There will be rides, a fantasy carousel, perhaps even some music, depending on the weather. The Christmas market is a spectacular event made more special by the wonderful friendliness of the Scottish people. Once you get to understand what it is, they are saying, you will find they aren’t so scary, after all!
What’s Included in this Deal?
Now that you know what to expect from the Edinburgh market stalls at Christmas time, let’s find out what exactly is included in this package deal to go there. This deal offers a lot for a very affordable rate. It includes an overnight stay at the Brooks Hotel in Edinburgh. For your safety and satisfaction, everything you touch within the hotel has been sanitised and they have ample safety measures in place to prevent spread of Coronavirus. They are super clean and super fancy, if romance is on your mind, this is the best way to win over your lover this Christmas.
The Brooks has some lovely modern rooms, equipped with a beautiful outdoor dining area, and comes with the comfortable lighting of a cosy winter’s eve. In style alone it makes the perfect accoutrement to the festive period spent in the city. Breakfast is included to sweeten the deal further, but they have a beautiful lounge area, perfect for relaxing after a leisurely stroll down the Royal Mile.
What else do you get in the Edinburgh Christmas Market Special from Lilly Likes? You get an afternoon tea included in the price, as well as a late check out so you can enjoy a long lie… the Scots know how to shelter from the bad weather… They even throw in a bottle of Prosecco because, well, Scotland. The Brooks is a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence holder, by the way. Your staying in style with this deal.
Did we mention that you save 36% on any Christmas shopping you do on the world renowned Princes Street (which has a stunning view of the castle)? No? Well it does. This deal is for two people and is aimed at the romantic in you. Want to spoil the one you love for Christmas? It really is this easy.
Is Romance in the Air this Christmas?
So what do you say? Why aren’t you adding glorious old Edinburgh to the list of places to see on your staycation year? It’s beautiful, you can do all your Christmas shopping, and the staff at the Brooks will treat you like a King, Queen, or Non-Binary Royal. To be honest, the whole deal is worth it just for the breakfast, particularly if you trust the reviews over on Trip Advisor.
Lilly Likes Edinburgh, she likes deals, and she absolutely adores shopping. If you think the lover in your life does too then what are you waiting for? Christmas market happiness is right around the corner!