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Christmas Party Activities in Edinburgh

There’s really nothing like Christmas in historic Edinburgh. It’s quite simply spectacular. From the magical Christmas markets in the city centre combined with seasonal tipples, to ice skating at St Andrew Square and The Royal Botanic Garden’s festive light trail, there’s really something for everyone to enjoy with a Christmas party in Edinburgh.

And as December draws closer and marks the start of those cold, winter months, Scotland’s thriving capital also becomes a vibrant party destination for those looking to revel in some Christmas cheer. Boasting hundreds of incredible venues perfect for a festive knee’s up, you really will be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing your ideal party venue.

From fine dining at some of Edinburgh’s most exclusive restaurants or a sophisticated night at the casino to a variety of themed party nights and dinner and dances at the city’s best hotels and venues, an unforgettable night of celebration is guaranteed!

Whether you’re a group of friends looking for a fun catch up with a delicious meal, or a large team looking to round off the working year in style with a full-scale festive party night, then we’ve got you covered with Fizzbox’s top selection of Christmas party options.

Here at Fizzbox, we offer a great range of shared Christmas events from our trusted suppliers. We only list the best venues on our website, so you’ll know that you’ll be in good hands.Each venue boasts their own dedicated events team, who you’ll be able to speak with directly using our easy messaging platform once you’ve enquired.

Get ready to discover the best of Edinburgh’s Christmas party scene and prepare to celebrate with an unforgettable event that’s filled with festive fun and merriment!

Office Christmas Parties in Edinburgh

We understand that it can be tricky trying to organise a Christmas party for your company or team. There’s just so many venues out there and searching for the right one can be time consuming.

At Fizzbox, searching for your perfect Christmas party or event in Edinburgh has never been easier. With just one click of a button, you’ll be able to view our entire range of Edinburgh venues, and what’s more, you can even arrange the results according to the price or popularity of event.

Our shared Christmas parties offer an unforgettable festive atmosphere for groups of all sizes. Whether you’re a small department, a medium sized company or a large organisation looking to celebrate with something spectacular, then you can count on our fantastic festive range.

Edinburgh Shared Christmas Parties

Being such a big city, Edinburgh has plenty of variety and venues to accommodate all types of Christmas parties. But perhaps one of the most popular Christmas events that we offer, are the ‘shared’ nights, also known as joiner parties.

The clue is in the name, and with these exciting events, you and your group, company or organisation will join like-minded party goers from other groups for an incredible evening. Here, everyone will let their hair down and celebrate the best time of the year together! Ideal for those smaller to medium sized groups who are looking to experience the atmosphere of a full-scale party night, minus the cost, then a shared event is for you!

With shared parties, everything you could possibly want will be included in the price, including food and entertainment. Some packages also include drinks with dinner or a dazzling welcome reception on arrival. Have a browse of our top shared Christmas party packages in Edinburgh and check out your favourite listings to get the low down on what’s included.

Are you looking for some festive inspiration? If so, how about checking out our Christmas party ideas page?

Christmas Activities in Edinburgh

We’ve got plenty of brilliant shared Christmas party nights on offer this year in Edinburgh, but if you and your group would prefer something a little more low key, then no problem! We’ve got you covered with our great range of festive and non-festive activities in this top city! With everything from festive cocktail making and escape games to silent discos there’s something here that your whole group will love - what will you go for?


How Early Should I Book My Edinburgh Christmas Party?

Edinburgh is a very popular destination for office parties, with a young vibrant population, therefore the popular venues tend to book quite quickly. The peak period for bookings is September, therefore you should try to book before the end of September, however if you haven’t, don’t worry as we have a large number of venues available and great packages for you to check out. Everything listed on the site is available, however we do recommend not waiting too long before booking to ensure your office gets a spot at one of these great venues.

Does Edinburgh Have A Christmas Market?

Yes it does, located on East Princes Street Gardens. It takes place from the 17th November until the 5th January, therefore if you’re looking for a day time activity to do before the big office Christmas party then this is a great festive activity to get you in the mood. The markets normally open around 10am and usually run until around 8pm.

Where Should I Stay In Edinburgh?

If you’re looking to stay the night, you might want to find out whether the Christmas party is booked in a hotel venue, as then it would make sense to book a room in the place you are celebrating. This would allow you plenty of time to get ready beforehand and also offer you an escape route for when you are feeling tired at the end of the night. If you’re not sure where you are staying yet, many people look to stay near the Royal Mile, which is a very popular area. If you want to feel a bit more traditional, considering the festive period, you might want to stay in old town Edinburgh. This will also allow you to have a quick exploration of the medieval castle the next day.

What Is The Main Train Station in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh Waverley is the main train station in the city centre, which offers excellent transport links. Other train stations in the city include Edinburgh Gateway near Edinburgh Airport and Edinburgh Haymarket, situated to the West of the city.

Do Edinburgh Hotel Venues Have Parking Spaces?

Some hotel venues may offer onsite car parking, but this may be chargeable and restricted. The best thing to do is check the hotel’s website to see if either complimentary or paid car parking is available. Alternatively, there are many public car parks available which are open 24 hours a day. We have provided a selection of public car parks below for your convenience.

Edinburgh Waverley Station Car Park - Apcoa

Address: New St

Phone Number:0345 222 4224

Open 24 hours

NCP Edinburgh Holyrood Rd

Address: Holyrood Rd

Phone Number: 0345 050 7084

Open 24 hours

Edinburgh Central Travelodge Car Park - Edinburgh | APCOA (Available for Public Use)

Address:Edinburgh Central Travelodge, 33 St Mary's St

Phone Number: 0344 332 1236

Open 24 hours

What Time Do Clubs Normally Close in Edinburgh?

Just because the Christmas party’s finished doesn’t mean the fun has to! So why not keep the festive merriment in full swing and carry the celebrations on into the small hours? Edinburgh is packed with plenty of great bars and nightclubs, so whether you just fancy a few more drinks or want to dance and party the night away, there'll be something in this great city to suit every group!

What Food Options Are Available At Christmas Parties in Edinburgh?

Our venue’s mouth-watering menus are filled with delicious dishes, with something everyone will enjoy! Food options will generally vary depending on your chosen Christmas party night; popular dining options include two course meals, three course meals and hot and cold buffets. We would recommend checking out your preferred listing for full event inclusions and dining information as party packages vary from one venue to the next.

Please ensure you speak to the venue as soon as possible if you or someone else within your group has food allergies or dietary requirements. We endeavour to provide a sample menu wherever possible, but if you cannot spot one, please speak to the venue who will be happy to help.

Are Vegans Catered For?

Yes, our venues and hotels offer a great choice of vegan dishes, however if you cannot spot any on the sample menu provided, please reach out to the venue during the enquiry process. The venue will be pleased to speak to you about your dietary requests.

Are Dogs Allowed Along To The Edinburgh Venues?

This will vary depending on the venue you choose. When you make an enquiry, you can ask for further information such as whether they allow dogs on the premises or whether they have play facilities for children. Before attending the event, it could be worth asking your team whether they had any questions and then emailing these over to the venue beforehand so you will all be aware of what is or isn’t allowed.

What Taxi Companies Are Available in Edinburgh City Centre?

There’s plenty of reliable and efficient taxi services in Edinburgh City Centre, so if you need one to take you to and from your Christmas party venue, there’s plenty to choose from. We would always advise you to book in advance so you have peace of mind that your ride is sorted and you won’t have to frantically call on the night! We’ve provided some taxi companies in Edinburgh below for your convenience.

City Cabs Edinburgh LTD

Address: 1 Atholl Pl, Edinburgh EH3 8HP

Phone: 0131 228 1211

Central Taxis

Address: 15 Bankhead Dr, Edinburgh EH11 4DW

Phone: 0131 229 2468

Capital Cars

Address: 93-101 Gorgie Rd, Edinburgh EH11 1TE

Phone: 0131 777 7777

What’s The Dress Code At An Edinburgh Christmas Party?

Christmas truly is a time to sparkle, so why not go all out with your Christmas party outfit? Most venues and hotels will operate a ‘Dress to impress’ policy, so take the opportunity to glam up and look sharp for what’s bound to be the biggest event on the social calendar! Just make sure you leave those jeans and sneakers at home!

Types of Venue

Get ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in style at the vibrant venues of Edinburgh city centre! From chic bars to grand ballrooms, this lively hub has a range of options to make your Christmas party unforgettable. Choose a trendy rooftop venue with panoramic views for a glamorous affair or opt for a cosy pub with a warm fireplace for a more intimate gathering.

The city is brimming with charming restaurants that offer delectable menus and festive ambiance. Don't forget about the historic venues and luxurious hotels that can transport you to a bygone era of elegance. With Edinburgh's vibrant atmosphere and diverse range of venues, your Christmas party is sure to be a hit!

Types of Entertainment

Live music, DJs, magicians and dance floors where you can let loose are always a popular choice for Christmas parties in Edinburgh. Embrace the spirit of Scotland and infuse your Christmas party with lively Scottish-themed entertainment! Hire a traditional bagpiper to serenade your guests with soul-stirring melodies that evoke a sense of Celtic pride. Add a touch of merriment with a lively ceilidh band, guiding everyone through energetic dances that will have the whole room spinning with joy.

For a touch of whimsy, invite a Scottish storyteller to captivate your guests with enchanting tales of myth and legend. And don't forget the haggis! With these Scottish-inspired ideas, your Christmas party will be a true celebration of Scottish culture and a night to remember!

Dining Options

When it comes to dining options for Christmas parties in Edinburgh, the city offers a wide range of popular choices to satisfy every palate. From traditional Scottish cuisine to international flavours, you'll find something to suit every taste. Many upscale restaurants offer special Christmas menus featuring delectable seasonal dishes prepared with local ingredients.

For a unique experience, consider booking a festive dinner aboard one of Edinburgh's charming cruise boats, where you can enjoy stunning views of the city while indulging in a sumptuous meal. And let's not forget about the cosy pubs and taverns that serve hearty comfort food and offer a warm and festive atmosphere. Whatever your culinary preference, Edinburgh's dining scene is sure to deliver a memorable Christmas dining experience.


Navigating the lively streets of Edinburgh during the Christmas season is a breeze, ensuring you can reach your festive party with flair and ease. Embrace the upbeat atmosphere as you explore this vibrant city. Jump aboard the iconic Edinburgh Trams, decked out in festive decorations, for a delightful journey through the charming streets. With frequent services and conveniently located stops near popular attractions and party venues, it's the perfect way to travel in comfort and enjoy the enchanting views.

For a more whimsical experience, take a leisurely stroll through the historic Old Town, where cobblestone streets and stunning architecture create a magical ambiance. Immerse yourself in the festive spirit as you meander past twinkling lights, charming boutiques, and cosy cafes along the way. If you're pressed for time or prefer a private ride, embrace the convenience of Edinburgh's extensive taxi services. Reliable and readily available, taxis offer a swift and hassle-free way to reach your destination while keeping the celebrations alive. No matter your chosen mode of transportation, the city's welcoming vibe and vibrant holiday decorations will infuse your journey with joy and excitement. So, whether you hop on a tram, take a leisurely walk, or catch a taxi, let the magic of Edinburgh guide you to your Christmas party in style!

What's On in Edinburgh at Christmas Time

Get ready to be enchanted by the festive magic of Edinburgh this Christmas! The Scottish capital is bustling with a myriad of exciting events and activities that will make your holiday season truly unforgettable. Start your adventure with a visit to the world-famous Edinburgh Christmas Market, located in the heart of the city. Wander through the charming stalls adorned with twinkling lights, offering a delightful array of unique gifts, crafts, and delicious treats. Indulge in traditional Scottish fare, sip on mulled wine, and immerse yourself in the joyful atmosphere.

Be sure to catch the enchanting Christmas lights switch-on ceremony on Princes Street, where the city transforms into a winter wonderland. Witness the streets come alive with a mesmerising display of sparkling lights, illuminating the historic buildings and creating a captivating backdrop for your festivities. For a truly magical experience, don't miss the captivating performances of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. This spectacular show combines music, dance, and military pageantry against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, providing a breathtaking display of talent and tradition.

And let's not forget about the world-famous Hogmanay celebrations on New Year's Eve! Join thousands of revellers from around the globe for a night of unforgettable music, fireworks, and street parties that light up the city in a spectacular fashion. Whether you're exploring the charming Christmas markets, enjoying the festive performances, or counting down to the New Year, Edinburgh promises an enchanting holiday season filled with joy, warmth, and unforgettable memories. Don't miss out on this magical experience in the heart of Scotland!

How to Enquire

If you’ve caught sight of some of our Edinburgh Christmas party nights that you like the look of and you’d like to find out more, enquiring online through Fizzbox really couldn’t be easier!

Simply fill out the enquiry form for your preferred party night and click send – that’s it! You’ll then be able to chat with the venue direct through our simple messaging platform. From here, your venue will be able to pre-approve your party date, and you’ll be able to either pay in full for your event or make an initial deposit payment.

The friendly team at your venue will also be able to add on extra guests should your group size change. So what are you waiting for? Why not send an enquiry through on your preferred Edinburgh Christmas party nights now and get the ball rolling?

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