St Andrew Square becomes Edinburgh’s winter wonderland

An overhead view of Edinburgh's St Andrews Square
An overhead view of Edinburgh's St Andrews Square
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The heart of the Scottish capital has been transformed for the festive season, with an ice rink, performance stage and the Paradiso Speigeltent taking over St Andrew Square.

Edinburgh’s Christmas organiser Underbelly hopes to top last year’s 540,000 ticket sales for the attractions which continue until 4 January. It has promised the “biggest and brightest Christmas festival ever seen in Scotland and the rest of the UK”. The square will be the focus of celebrations on Sunday on the eve of St Andrew’s Day, featuring free performances from Scots Makar Liz Lochhead and various bands.