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Pier Head Village

With the spectacular backdrop of the Three Graces, The Pier Head Village officially opened on Friday 30th June and is delivering a programme of world-class entertainment, locally-sourced street food and artisan markets, high-flying thrill rides and activity based family entertainment, offering a complete day to night summer experience designed to entertain all ages.

At Pier Head Village we have three of Europe’s tallest and most thrilling adrenaline rides. Set your pulse racing with the Three Thrills – some of Europe’s most thrilling 60m adrenaline rides. Try The Around the World Star Flier, the Mach 5 XXXL Booster or The Power Tower. New for this year, take a voyage on the Swinging Cruise Ship.

Edinburgh Festival Wheel

The Edinburgh Festival is situated in the centre of Edinburgh and will be lighting up East Princes Street Gardens with more than 20,000 lights during the duration of the annual Edinburgh Festival. 

Standing tall beside the towering Scott Monument, the 42m Festival Wheel will give you a full panoramic sweep of Edinburgh’s Old Town and city centre, across to the Castle, Arthur’s Seat and Holyrood Park and lifts you up high above the National Galleries, offering impressive views (weather permitting of course!) of the New Town and across the Firth of Forth.


Coming up later this year, to get you in the festive mood, we will be open daily from 10am until 10pm from 18th November through until January 8th. We’ll give Santa and his reindeer a day off on Christmas Day but you can be sure of a jolly welcome throughout the winter. 

We’ve got everything for a great family day out but most importantly; we’ve got Santa’s Reindeer themselves! Come along on the 3rd, the 10th, the 17th & 18th and the 23rd & 24th December to meet them all for free – Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner & Blitzen, even Rudolph himself might be there. Bring the little ones down to meet Santa’s special helpers in our purpose built reindeer enclosure. 

Our rides and games are perfect for all the kids, from Helter Skelter to Reindeer Rescue and Snowmen off the Shelf. Why not treat them to a crepe or some indulgent chocolate strawberries at the Nutella House. We’ve got lunch covered too with delicious hot snacks including festive German Sausages. If you’re planning a night out, why not start your evening at the winter bar? Our wide range of drinks run from hot to cold with delicious Gluhwein, Hot Cider or a non-alcoholic mulled wine. Alternatively try our Prosecco by the glass, a cocktail or one of our bottled beers. Pick your table by our cosy fire pit and relax with friends and family. Come along for a festive day out and meet Santa’s four legged friends! Reindeerland at Waverley Mall – join us from November 18th to celebrate this most wonderful time of the year!