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10 signs Christmas is on its way in Edinburgh

Start browsing Christmas jumpers - 'tis almost the season to be jolly.

Here are 10 sure-fire signs you know Christmas is coming quicker than you think in Edinburgh.

Almost as iconic as the Scott Monument, Edinburghs Christmas ferris wheel is a key part of the citys skyline throughout the festive season. Seeing it lit up makes the dark winter nights slightly more bearable.

1. The big wheel appears

Almost as iconic as the Scott Monument, Edinburghs Christmas ferris wheel is a key part of the citys skyline throughout the festive season. Seeing it lit up makes the dark winter nights slightly more bearable.
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They go up earlier and earlier every year (this time around it was October), but The Dome bar and restaurants spectacular Christmas lights on George Street are another Edinburgh institution that will leave you feeling in the spirit.

2. The Domes Christmas lights are switched on

They go up earlier and earlier every year (this time around it was October), but The Dome bar and restaurants spectacular Christmas lights on George Street are another Edinburgh institution that will leave you feeling in the spirit.
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Whether its the annually gifted tree from Norway on the Mound, or the breathtaking effort in Jenners, a huge Christmas tree has a way of making you feel like the big day is just around the corner, even if its weeks away.

3. Famous Christmas trees pop up all over the city

Whether its the annually gifted tree from Norway on the Mound, or the breathtaking effort in Jenners, a huge Christmas tree has a way of making you feel like the big day is just around the corner, even if its weeks away.
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The ceremonial switching on of Edinburghs Christmas lights (happening this year on Saturday 17 November) is a fun-filled evening of pure festive cheer.

4. Edinburghs Christmas Night Light

The ceremonial switching on of Edinburghs Christmas lights (happening this year on Saturday 17 November) is a fun-filled evening of pure festive cheer.
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