We arrived in Edinburgh on December 23, just in time to see the Christmas markets. I had looked up what was going on in the city during that time and saw that they had a display of lights set to Christmas music. I thought it would be fun to surprise the kids on this one.
We wandered through the Edinburgh Christmas market with the delicious smells of traditional foods.
And then we arrived at the spot where the music and lights would begin. It was then, of course, that the kids knew to where we were wandering!
I knew it would be fun, but I had no idea how very much they would enjoy this free event. But for kids who live in a land that technically doesn't celebrate Christmas (though we see more and more decorations designated "New Year" which really look like Christmas), this was huge! They had never seen anything like it. We all sang along to the carols. And of course, the religious ones so clearly proclaim the Gospel. It was a bit of "healing" for some souls who never get to hear that at Christmas time, except in our home and one Christmas Sunday.
This one ranked the lights and carols as her favorite from the trip!
Downtown Edinburgh did it up big! We did NOT ride this giant ferris wheel, but we couldn't resist pictures.