Edinburgh's Christmas pop-up guide


With the Christmas countdown well and truly underway, we’re looking close to home for some unique gifting inspiration. Our tribe of over 3,000 creatives span a wealth of artistic disciplines, ensuring there’s a wide variety of goods to be discovered right on your doorstep. To make things even easier, December sees pop-up frenzy taking over the city; have a gander below and support your local makers this Christmas!


Hill Street Design House Accessory Collective



Open until December 18th, this alternative pop-up features Hill Street residents- including 2Flux, Patience Jewellery and Rowanjoy- along with mulled wine and mince pies. 

When: 25th November- 18th December 

Where: Hill Street Design House, 3 Hill Street 

Further info here.


The Old Town Christmas Countdown 



Launched in Edinburgh’s popular Grassmarket area on December 1st, this runs through until the 18th with choirs, exclusive discounts, free mince pies and more! 

When: 1st- 18th December 

Where: Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Further info here.


Makers & Friends pop-up



Shop direct from independent makers from all over the UK and enjoy craft workshops up until December 19th. 

When: 22nd November- 19th December 

Where: 17 Dundas Street

Further info here.


Out of the Blue Christmas arts market, open studios and bruncheon



Artwork and crafts for sale direct from the artists in the relaxed atmosphere of the old drill hall. Expect paintings, prints, photography, fashion, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, soft furnishings and design. 

When: 10th December 

Where: Out of the Blue, 36 Dalmeny Street 

Further info here.


Summerhall Christmas market 



The seasonal event is back for 2016, with more stalls than ever before offering up unique gifts for all the family. The Summerhall Singers will also be on hand to entertain with a medley of Christmas carols whilst you browse. 

When: 11th December

Where: 1 Summerhall

Further info here.  


Christmas Fair at Custom House



The Edinburgh International Fashion Festival teams up with Custom House to bring shoppers a weekend of high end shopping, food, drink, music and more- also in collaboration with the Leith Market and the Stockbridge Market. 

When: 17th- 18th December 

Where: 65- 67 Commercial Street 

Further info here.