FEATURE – Edinburgh’s Christmas Light Night 2011

The Norwegian Christmas Tree on The Mound

The Norwegian Christmas Tree on The Mound

Edinburgh’s Christmas got off to a dazzling start yesterday, as The Snow Queen lit the Norwegian Christmas Tree on the Mound as part of the Light Night celebrations.

Although the strong winds curtailed some of the planned fireworks and pyrotechnics, the sound and light show was still spectacular and enjoyed by the onlookers packed onto the Mound.

The German Market, the Highland Christmas Village, the ice rink and the Christmas Fair were all open for business too and attracted huge crowds despite the bitter weather. No doubt the Glühwein helped…

Celebrations continued in St Andrew Square with performances from acts from Edinburgh’s Got Talent; and in the West End, where the lights and decorations of the West End Village were also switched on.

So now the centre of Edinburgh is once again transformed into a festive wonderland – with plenty for everyone to enjoy during the lead-up to Christmas!

Here’s our video and photo record of the evening.


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