Santa Land is an outdoor, Christmas-themed, kids' pop-up site found in West Princes Street Gardens each year during Edinburgh's Christmas with rides, hot food and drinks, Santa's grotto and a Christmas Tree Maze.
Situated at the west end of West Princes Street Garden, Santa Land is more of family orientated Christmas location compared to the Christmas Market. Santa Land's big attraction (for the littles, at least) is meeting the big, bearded man himself. Santa and his friends can be found at the Piccolo marquee. Here as part of "Santa's Stories", he will be sharing a Christmas tale with children, with crafting sessions on offer at the Elf Workshop, and a Nativity Mural on view.
Admission is by paid ticket only so you'll need to book a set 25-minute time slot (see ticket details below for "Santa's Stories"). Kids will also receive an age-appropriate present. Sittings will include BSL, relaxed and audio described sessions and Santa Paws (ugh!) sittings where you can take your dog.
Another (paid) attraction that is back in 2022 is the Christmas Tree maze. A multitude of brightly lit Christmas trees create a small but confusing labyrinth which adults and children must negotiate to find Santa’s Elves’ Workshop. See ticket details below for booking in advance.
Santa Land also features paid and fairground attractions on a smaller more family orientated scale such as bumper cars and waltzers, and food and drink.
Santa Land 2022 Tickets (booking fees are extra)
Edinburgh's Christmas official booking site is Showcatcher.
25-minute slots between 10am and 8pm, between 25th November and 24th December.
- Child + Adult: £10 (£10 for EH postcode)
- +1 adult: £3.50 (£2.80 for EH postcode)
Open from 25th November to 3rd January, 10am - 9pm
- General admission: £5 (£4 for EH postcode)
- Babes in arms go free.