Christmas on Princes Street 25 years ago was a sorry affair. Many readers will remember that, the Norwegian pine tree on The Mound apart, the extent of it was a few sad-looking lights on those concrete-based scaffolding triangles which disfigured the street all year round.
The miserable, grudging effort compared unfavourably with the dazzling bling of Glasgow’s George Square, a perfect symbol of the clichéd pantomime differences between the two cities. But now with the Ferris wheel, helter skelter, carousels and all the rest of it set against the Castle and Old Town skyline, it’s one of Europe’s most spectacular festive attractions.
According to promoter Underbelly’s annual report, Edinburgh’s Christmas last year was worth just over £39 million in economic output, a 40 per cent increase since the last measurement in 2010. More than four million visits were made in the event’s six weeks, two-thirds by locals, and when the whole Christmas caboodle opens for business a week tomorrow in mid-November it’s a fair guess the proportion of natives will be higher.
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Nov 29, 2018 0LONDON MOTORCYCLE RETAILER, Urban Rider, is hosting a unique motorcycle inspired Christmas Market, Winter Chill, on the evening of December 6th, 2018 at Greenwich Market, London.
Dec 07, 2018 0The overcrowding at the Princes Street Christmas Market has rightly caused people to raise security concerns.