Christmas comes early to Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh

Get into the festive spirit with a four-day shopping party at Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh.
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The luxury retailer’s flagship Scottish store will be transformed into party central from 11-14 November, with a DJ, drinks tastings and some great discounts on Beauty and Fashion.

Shoppers can enjoy 15 per cent off Beauty purchases and up to 20 per cent off a selected edit of contemporary and casual fashion* to kickstart the party season in style.

“Our four-day Festive Shopping Party heralds the start of Christmas,” says store General Manager, Louise Masson. “Last year, many people weren’t able to celebrate the festive season in the way they would have liked to, so we’re getting the party started a little earlier for 2021.

“As Christmas and Hogmanay return with a bang to Edinburgh, the mood is definitely celebratory, and we are delighted to offer customers our signature warm welcome along with a fun and immersive shopping experience this weekend.”

The luxury retailer, located in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town, will be unveiling its stunning new Christmas window displays, packed with opulent, bright colour and lights, reflecting the upbeat mood in store.

A DJ will be performing live in store on the Saturday and Sunday, while little fashionistas can discover the wonder of live magic with Magic Gareth on the Kidswear Department on Sunday morning.

The Wine Shop will be offering tastings of the delectable HN Own Label Prosecco and Mini Traditional Rich Fruit Mince Pies, whilst drinks connoisseurs can sample liqueurs from wild food and drink innovators Buck and Birch on Thursday and Friday evening.

The new LSA pop-up will also be hosting a Champagne tasting for customers in its signature glassware, and customers will have the opportunity to discover the Canopy Collection, which is made from 100 per cent recycled glass on the Forth Floor.

Eden Mill will be mixing it up with a gin pop-up bar on the Womenswear department on Friday, while Edinburgh Beer Box will be popping up on Menswear on Saturday.

Hendrick’s Curious Cucumber & Rose Bar on the Forth Floor will be open across the four days offering creative cocktail concoctions and gin-based afternoon teas for an extra sparkle.

Christmas hampers to satisfy even the most discerning of foodies, wine lovers and chocoholics, and designed to suit every palate, will be available from the Foodmarket, whilst Beauty gurus can discover the range of premium Christmas Beauty hampers. With the launch of a new Kidswear Department this year and exciting fresh brands landing instore, including London-based fine jewellery brand The Alkemistry, mindful and eco-conscious beauty products from La Perla Beauty, and philanthropic beauty by Chantecaille, as well as edgy-but-elegant jewellery from Maria Black soon to launch, the Edinburgh store offers the ideal place to shop for the perfect gift.

To bring some extra glamour to the festive season, the Nail'd It nail salon will be offering 15 per cent off treatments, whilst the instore aesthetic clinic, Beyond MediSpa will be offering free 30-minute taster treatments in HydraFacial skin health to help you look and feel your best.

The Forth Floor is also preparing for a busy festive season with more businesses looking to host Christmas events with colleagues as they celebrate a year of hard work and finally reuniting together in person. Both the Forth Floor Brasserie, one of the most iconic dining destinations in the heart of Edinburgh, and the neighbouring Window Bar are available for exclusive hire.

Festive dining will launch on November 15 at the Forth Floor Brasserie, showcasing a traditional Christmas menu with a Scottish twist. Featuring locally sourced ingredients that celebrate Scotland’s natural larder, the menu includes dishes such as herb-crusted Scottish salmon served with creamed mustard celeriac, roasted balsamic beetroot and red onion and dill sour cream and Chocolate and peanut butter cremeaux served with raspberry ripple ice cream (two courses for £30 or three courses for £36). For a little daytime indulgence the Harvey Nichols Festive Afternoon Tea will be available to book and includes serves of Harvey Nichols Mulled Wine alongside a range of sweet and savoury treats for £28 per person.

Elsewhere in store, on November 24, Brand Ambassador Madeleine St Clair will be hosting an exclusive tasting of the Kylie Minogue Wine Collection, while Tom Ford will host a winter wreath-making and Beauty masterclass on December 2.

For the ultimate indulgence, ring in the New Year with Hogmanay at Harvey Nichols Edinburgh with Champagne and bagpipes on arrival, followed by a decadent four-course dinner with paired wines, live music, dancing and spectacular rooftop views of the iconic fireworks display at Edinburgh Castle.

“We can’t wait to welcome our wonderful customers and celebrate the start of Christmas at Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh” adds Louise. “It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy life’s little luxuries and make the most of the festive period.”

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