Media release: Castle Street Christmas Market bursts into festive action


Open daily November 25 to December 22 2023, 10am to 6pm, Sunday to 5pm

COMING up soon, Castle Street Christmas Market, run by LocalMotive Markets, is once again making a festive splash with a wealth of artisan, bespoke ethical and Fair Trade products, handcrafted gifts and seasonal foodie and drink delights!

Set just below the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, looking onto Princes Street, this annual Christmas market – now in its 16th year and with its distinctive festive gazebos – will be running on Castle Street for four weeks from the November 25 until the December, 22 and with new exhibitors joining every week.

This year, ice skating, funfair rides and a whole lot of festive activities are taking place across the city and LocalMotiveMarkets are also excited to also run another beautiful Christmas Makers’ Market at Ocean Terminal, from the end of this month on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (30/11 – 3/12, 7/12 – 10/12, 14/12 – 17/12, 21/12 – 24/12).

Tania Pramschufer, director of LocalMotive Markets, said: “Once again, we are seeing a real surge in top quality local and hand produced gifts, as well as foodies from a spectacular creative stallholder talent.

“Both of the Christmas Markets have attracted returning exhibitors and new stallholders, who will be bringing an exciting range of products to the outdoor market in the heart of the city and the indoor market in the evolving Leith destination.

“Exhibitors will be selling a wonderful variety of arts and crafts, pottery, wax melts and soaps, candles, fashion items, home décor… as well as confectionary, cakes and bakes, chutneys and jams, drinks, and much more!

For example, some of the foodies at Castle Street will include an award-winning bakery – Bakery Andante - mouth-wateringly delicious vegan street food offering from Mountain Momo, and delightful artisan chocolates from Cacao Di Blu.

If looking for gifts, we cannot recommend highly enough the unique products that our exhibitors will be sellingfor instance original one line drawing Art by Holly or hand-poured soaps by Couch House Soap Craft company, both trading at the Ocean Terminal Christmas Market.

We are inviting the festive visitors to browse and experience our markets, buy some unique and affordable gifts, and enjoy some yummy food and drinks!

Let the festivities begin!


Notes for editors:

CASTLE STREET MARKET is one of the most well-established Christmas markets in Edinburgh, running since 2007.

A beautiful outdoor market with plenty of festive atmosphere held in brightly coloured three-metre gazebos, the market filled with quality, beautiful gifts as well food and drinks, and hot food. Castle Street has to be one of the most beautiful locations in the UK, facing onto Princes Street and looking up to Edinburgh Castle, surrounded by shops on Princes Street and with Rose Street and George Street to the rear.  

OCEAN TERMINAL INDOOR CHRISTMAS MARKET (Located between main entrance and escalators on ground floor)

Traders will be selling a vibrant selection of arts & crafts, jewellery, woodcraft, homeware, soaps, candles, resin gifts, artwork, food and drinks, and much more.

Opening hours are Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm

Thursday to Sunday – 30 Nov to 3 December

Thursday to Sunday – 7 to 10 December

Thursday to Sunday – 14 to 17 December

Thursday to Sunday21 to 24 December

For more event information and photos regarding both markets:

Tania Pramschufer, Director LocalMotive Markets & Hand Up Events

(Runs markets and events – with a support of a great all-round team)



M:  07914 254 334

Twitter: @LocalMotiveMkts

LocalMotive Markets is an Edinburgh-based social action events company that provides high footfall shopping platforms for local, independent makers to sell and promote their work. These include markets on Castle Street, Ocean Terminal; as well fashion events, concerts, exhibitions, conferences and bespoke events support for other event companies and organisations.

Hand Up Events is an Edinburgh-based events company that focuses on a positive social impact to everyone involved. Social responsibility means trying to ensure everyone benefits, from our suppliers, our exhibitors, our customers and that our ethos remains at the fore of whatever we do.

We particularly aim to support people through trade, not aid, so that we are connected with international exhibitors across the globe and seek to continue developing these lifelong relationships. We also platform quality Scottish shopping events and markets.

MEDIA RELEASE issued by LocalMotive Markets. You too can share your stories (aka press or media releases), on this site. Email here for more information.

Check out for your very own media releases feed…

LocalMotive Markets contact details…

Contact: Tania Pramschufer
Phone: 07914254334