As the days grow shorter and a slight chill creeps in, there’s a certain excitement that fills the air, a feeling that the most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner.  

At Black Ivy, we’re bubbling with anticipation and are all set to make your holiday season truly special. Our Christmas lights are being meticulously strung up and our festive menus are being prepared. Our full team is dedicated to creating an atmosphere of warmth, joy, and celebration for every guest who passes through our doors. 

Join us as we prepare to open the doors to a world of festivities and fun. Let our exclusive holiday packages take your celebrations to new heights. In the following blog, we’ll take you on a virtual tour of all the exciting events and offerings we have lined up, giving you all the reasons you need to make Black Ivy your holiday haven this Christmas.   

So, are you ready to unwrap the magic of Christmas at Black Ivy and explore our exclusive holiday packages? Let’s explore all the festive fun and find out how you can make your holiday season memorable, magical, and truly merry! 


Exclusive holiday packages at Black Ivy 

As we gear up for the festivities, we invite you to explore all the excitement and extra-special offerings in our online Festive brochure 

Inside, you’ll discover a treasure trove of exciting events and offers, designed to make your holiday season truly memorable. From community events that celebrate the spirit of togetherness to delightful hotel stays that promise relaxation and luxury. Plus the option of private parties in our Clubroom, where you can create cherished memories with your loved ones, and the enticing aroma of mulled wine on our award-winning Terrace, perfect for enjoying Edinburgh’s classic Christmas charm.  

We’re not exaggerating when we say Black Ivy has something special this holiday season! 

black ivy Edinburgh during festive season

Festive party packages: Where celebrations shine bright 

The festive season is our favourite time of the year, and we’re experts at throwing a Festive party! Whether you’re planning to gather with friends and family or organising your work Christmas party, Black Ivy has you covered.  

Our Festive menu is a culinary delight, featuring all the traditional Scottish favourites. From succulent Turkey with all the trimmings to the delectable Christmas Pudding for dessert, we offer an unforgettable Christmas experience in Edinburgh. Nobody does Christmas quite like we do!  

Our Festive dining packages are available seven days a week, ensuring that the holiday magic lasts from as early as November 1st right up to to January 5th. 


Boxing Day Boozy Brunch 

Don’t miss our special Boxing Day celebration – it’s a tradition we hold dear at Black Ivy. This year, we’re hosting a Boxing Day Boozy Brunch, complemented by the upbeat tunes of a local DJ, who kicks things off sharp at 12 p.m.  

For just £45 per person, our package includes a delightful Mimosa on arrival, a continental sharing board, your choice of a scrumptious brunch dish, and three additional brunch cocktails. Be sure to book in advance to secure your spot amidst the festive action. Enjoy the lively DJ performance and soak in the vibrant party atmosphere at our Boozy Brunch event this Boxing Day. 

festive boozy brunch at black ivy

Festive gift vouchers: Share the joy 

What’s the best way to spread the joy of the season? With Black Ivy gift vouchers, of course! 

Whether you want to treat your loved ones to cocktails, a delightful meal, a luxurious overnight stay in Edinburgh, or the full Black Ivy experience, our gift vouchers are a stylish way to say, ‘Merry Christmas.’  

Starting from November 1st, purchase a monetary gift voucher online, and we’ll add an extra 10% to its value, making your gift even more special. 


Hogmanay: A Stylish Welcome to the New Year 

Bid farewell to the year in style and welcome 2024 with a bang with the help of Black Ivy.  

Our Live DJ will set the stage with music from 9 pm, and a Live Piper will grace us with their presence just before midnight, from a proper authentic Scottish Hogmanay! 

As the clock strikes twelve, we’ll lower our nine HD projector screens to watch the countdown and the spectacular fireworks at Edinburgh Castle, enjoying all the splendour of an Edinburgh Hogmanay without the crowds and cold! 

Book your table for dinner starting from 7.30 pm or join us for drinks from 9 pm onwards. Your reservation guarantees a wonderful night filled with the electrifying party atmosphere Black Ivy is known for. 


Testimonials From Our Previous Guests 

At Black Ivy, we’re all about creating memorable experiences. During the festival season, we had the pleasure of hosting a diverse array of guests, each with their unique stories and perspectives. From locals to globe-trotters, festival enthusiasts to those seeking a peaceful retreat, and our venue provided the perfect backdrop for a fantastic time.  

Let’s hear the feedback and anecdotes shared by these wonderful individuals, offering you a glimpse of the festival season at Black Ivy through their eyes.