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An alternative Christmas party at Real Mary King's Close

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Take a journey into Edinburgh’s yuletide past this festive season at Real Mary Kings Close. Like it or not, your Christmas party is probably the most important event you’ll organise all year. It’s usually filled to the brim with all night dancing, and lots of laughs. But, have you ever thought about organising something a little different?

Christmas today may be full of mince pies and mulled wine, stockings and Santa, carols and cards, and of course the famous Edinburgh Christmas Markets….but it wasn’t always so.

Take your guests back to a time where spirits were kept high to ward off the dangers of winter. Where angels and demons coexisted in folk tales, bleakly told in the mist and snow. 17th century Christmas was quite different to the frivolity of today, and winter was not seen as a time of celebration. The need for hope was gravely necessary, as the living conditions were curiously different from the luxuries that we now take for granted.

The private Yuletide tours are perfect for those who don’t want to boogie into the small hours (or…as a pit stop before the all-night party). We’ll even throw in a festive cocktail and some scrumptious locally baked mince pies. It’s a Christmas shindig that will go down in history.

When: Midweek dates throughout November and December 2018

Time: 5:45pm

All this from £250 per group – only £13.50pp.

T&CS: Maximum 20 guests per tour (no minimum numbers).Available on selected dates in November and December 2018. Subject to availability.  For more information or to book, please visit the website.