The Post House, Main Street, Kingskettle, Cupar, Scotland KY15 7PN
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Aw christmas is upon us and what can be more christmassy than making a fool of your self on the ice rink in front of hundreds of other people and paying for the pleasure! lol!
warm up your aging bones with some hot coco and absorb the atmosphere
bring on Christmas!
Good fun for young and old alike. The fair is a bit pricey ( the ice-rink is extortionate!) but hey, it's only once a year.
If you go along at night-time make sure you wrap up well ... especially if you fancy a trip on the Big Wheel.
Highly recommend the mulled wine to warm you up.
Winter wonderland is the wonderland which comes every year to Edinburgh city centre in Princes Street Garden. When you see this appearing you know that Christmas is coming. The wonderland consists of a German Christmas market which has lots of little wooden sheds selling traditional German gifts, jewellery, Christmas decorations and mulled wine. There is a big outdoor ice skating rink which is always really popular. There are also various fun fair rides with the main attraction being a big ferris wheel. I have never been brave enough to go on the Ferris Wheel although I am sure it would give great views across Edinburgh.
This is a nice winter wonderland right in the heart of the city centre. There is a German Christmas market, ice skating rink, and fun fair rides. The big spectacular is a massive ferris wheel.
There is a big opening event which has Santa coming down in the ferris whee, much to the delight of the children, and there are dancers and singers performing on the ice rink.
The stalls are little wooden huts which sell traditional German Christmas things, and it is all wonderful. Wooden toys, glass candle holders, Christmas decorations and home knitted hats. You can even buy German steak sandwiches and mulled wine.
It is all lovely and really Christmassy, the only problem it is so busy that it is hard to maneuver around in there to even get a look at all the stalls. It is also quite expensive and I can never seem to afford much when I go there.
It is definitely worth a look, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to go here if I wasn’t staying in Edinburgh already, it gets so busy that its hard to get a look at everything!
Maybe it’s because I’m getting older but I loved the Winter Wonderland this year. With the addition of the Speigal tent it was a great addition to Edinburgh’s Christmas celebrations.
Here’s to Christmas '09!
Personly my favourite year round event. I love to go here but it is very expensive. My favourite attractions are the helter-skelter and the ice rink. There are also things like duck-shooting, prize winning games and all other sorts of shops and stalls. Great for a day out with children or with some friends!
The winter wonderland opened this weekend - woo hoo!
Visiting the WWL is the start of christmas. We always wait until we get a nice cold crisp evening and get our hats and coats and gloves on to really enjoy the experience.
there is a lovely Christmas market, ice rink, big wheel and a lovely food market. We always start here and get a big mug of mulled wine and a plate of something warm and filling. Then we have a wander round all the attractions.
Defo great way to start christmas :-)
Edinburgh looks fantastic in December , largely thanks to the winter wonderland that they have created for the last few years. The two centre pieces are the big wheel ( as high as the Scott Monument, and apparently terrific for the view ) and the ice rink. It needs to stay reasonably cold for the ice rink to be a success because otherwise it melts a little and it is no fun to skate on slush. But if it is nicely cold there is nothing to beat skating outside , with lights and music , in the heart of Edinburgh. A truly magical experience - and one enjoyed by proficient skaters as well as those who have been persuaded to have a go and make their way round by clinging to the edge. Next to the rink there are usually some cafes serving coffees and hot chocolate.
Higher up, on the same level as the big wheel is a little market area. Part of it is filled with local traders and the section nearer to the art galleries is a more typical German market with all the things you would expect there. All kinds of wooden toys. Candles. Special german gingerbreads in heart shapes. Other food products such as sausages.
For many the food stalls are the big attraction, with authentic german wursts, dutch pancakes , mugs of gluhwein to warm your hands as you walk round , amongst others.
There is also a helter skelter and a few other amusements that are mainly intended for younger children. There is often also a gyspy fortune teller if you are curious about 2009.
The Winter Wonderland is a fabulous winter attraction here in Edinburgh and is not to be missed, even if you’re just people-watching, which is something I love to do! Fairy lights strung out across the trees of Princes Street Gardens, they turn the east end of the gardens into an open-air ice rink and the atmosphere, especially at night, is incredible. There is a Fairground ride set up, and Santa and his reindeer usually grace the opposite end of the gardens. The annual German Market is irresistible for Christmas shopping for me, I love it because there are always such lovely unsual gifts to be had here and stall holders all seem to be lovely people!
The Winter Wonderland is awesome!
Princes Street gardens is transformed into a massive fairground featuring a big wheel, carousel, open air ice rink, German market and other fairground rides.
The atmosphere is always brilliant and it looks fantastic all lit up in the evenings.
Walking along Princes Street yesterday I saw signs that its nearly time for the annual Winter Wonderland in Edinburgh.
This is a wonderful festival to bring some light to a city that can be incredibly dark and cold in winter.
Every year the Winter Wonderland commences with a firework display which always attracts huge crowds to Princes Street gardens.
The festival always has a Big Wheel, Chair-o-Planes and Helter Skelter, along with smaller rides for smaller children and an ice rink for the hardier, and fitter, amongst us!
The Big Wheel offers some amazing views over the city centre and is something you should try both in daylight and at night, when you can enjoy the wonderful Christmas lights.
There is also a German Market, selling some wonderful confectionary, ornaments and gifts for Christmas along with, of course, some mulled wine.
You pay per ride for the attractions at the Winter Wonderland and it can get very busy at peak periods, but its something I visit with my daughter every year.
To get touched with some magic in winter, you cannot miss it!
Winter Wonderland at Christmas is great. It makes the place feel so festive with all the lights, german markets, ice rink, and the shows. Its a cheery place to be, and everybody is always in the festive spirit. This starts at the end of November and continues for a month.
I love Edinburgh at Christmas and this is one of the reasons why. It’s always freezing outside but no one cares here as they’re filled up on hot chocolate or mulled wine from the German Market and are making the most of the rides. Has to be enjoyed at some point if you’re up here!
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