Bar Hutte is the best place for those Instagram photos, with aesthetic fairy lights and cosy log cabins to set the festive scene.

Edinburgh Christmas at St James Quarter: 9 photos as Bar Hütte opens with Santa's grotto and karaoke

The Capital’s festive après ski village returns to Edinburgh with cocktails, karaoke and a Santa Claus club

The festive season has officially begun, as Bar Hütte’s enchanting Christmas après ski village has returned for more merry celebrations.

The venue returned to St James Quarter on November 14 and is expected to serve lashings of cheer throughout the festive season into 2023. Inspired by some of the most aesthetically cosy bars from across Europe, Bar Hütte promises to captivate crowds with its micro Christmas village and merry spirit. From their infamous party lodges fully equipped with karaoke machines for up to 20 people, to their authentic Neapolitan pizzas; their festive crew has something to put anyone in the Christmas mood.

The Santa Claus Club is available to book for an hour of karaoke, free hot chocolate, colouring pads for the kids and a chance to have a photo taken with Santa Claus himself. There are also wreath making sessions available for the adults, which come with a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Walk-ins are welcome seven days a week, however weekend dates are filling up fast.

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