With the year quickly drawing to a close, many across Scotland will be looking forward to Edinburgh's world-renowned Christmas market.

Whether you want to squeeze in a bit of Christmas shopping or are partial to a carnival ride or two, there is something for everyone.

With only a short time to go before the market returns, here is everything you need to know.

Do you need tickets for the Edinburgh Christmas Market?

While entry to the Edinburgh Christmas Market does not require tickets, a selection of events and rides can be pre-booked online.

These attractions include the ice skating, The Big Wheel and Santa's Stories with these being payable upon entry.

What's on at the Edinburgh Christmas Market 2023?

According to the organisers, Scotland's capital will be transformed "with festive fun for all the family, including traditional Christmas Markets, funfair rides, spectacular live outdoor events, delicious food and drink, plus so much more."

An ice rink will be in operation as well as a large Ferris wheel throughout the market's run.

For the children, there will be Santa's Stories where Father Christmas and his helpful elves will greet all the kids hoping for presents this year.

When is the Edinburgh Christmas Market 2023?

The Edinburgh Christmas Market website states that the event will run from Friday, November 17, 2023, to Saturday, January 6, 2024.

Where is the Edinburgh Christmas Market taking place?

The Edinburgh Christmas Market is located in the heart of the city centre in Princes Street Gardens and George Street.

Is there parking available at the Edinburgh Christmas Market?

The organisers state that there is pay and display parking available for East Princes Street Gardens on Frederick Street, George Street, Hanover Street and Waterloo Place.

These spaces are free for Blue Badge holders with more information available on the location of these on the Edinburgh City Council website.