Christmas arriving in Edinburgh as stores unveil festive front windows

Edinburgh shops are beginning to reveal their festive front window displays in the lead-up to the Christmas period.

Luxury department store Harvey Nichols, located at St Andrew Square, revealed its much-anticipated window display today.

The windows feature colourful stained-glass panels, and are adorned with glistening lights and hand painted baubles.

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Janet Wardley, Head of Visual Display at Harvey Nichols, said: “In true festive style, our 2021 Christmas window scheme was designed to help spread holiday cheer by using uplifting colours to evoke emotion, joy and happiness.

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"We wanted to create something that would bring a smile to customers faces, and what better way to do that than with bright mood enhancing coloured patterns that appear both inside and outside our stores.”

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Independent business, Maddie and Mark’s shoes, has also gone all out with its display.

The front of the shoe-shop is covered in green foliage, Christmas baubles, fairy lights and other festive decorations.

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The Edinburgh Harvey Nichols store has transformed its front windows for the festive period.

A mini-version of Santa’s sleigh is parked outside the Bruntsfield-based shop.

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