Fire up the Christmas Spirit at The Cauldron


Throw away the chestnuts! Edinburgh’s wizard themed speakeasy, The Cauldron Magical Experience, has launched a fierce programme of Christmas events to fire up the festive spirit.

In characteristically dramatic style, visitors to the magical pop up will be blown away by bubbling brews and smouldering spirits, while even Santa will be spellbinding and transformed.

Direct from New York and London, the world-famous Cauldron Magical Cocktail Experience will be running throughout the festive period, offering an enchanting experience like no other. Wizards and witches can don their robes and wield their wands in front of the Christmas tree, to conjure incredible potions using molecular mixology and a little bit of magic.

For the first time, witches and wizards are welcome to summon drinks at the bar, including brand new Christmas tipples, which include a sweet as sugar Candy Cane shot, the hot, spiced and enchanting ‘Very Happy Christmas’ and the cheeky but refreshing ‘Mrs Clause’. The stunning festive backdrop provides the perfect place to raise a glass to The Cauldron’s very own lady in the red suit.

Mrs Clause, AKA Drag Queen, Ellie Diamond, will be in her gorgeous grotto from 5pm every Saturday in the run up to Christmas (7, 14 and 21 December) to find out whether Scotland’s sorcerers have been naughty or nice. Revellers will be judged on whether they have performed good or bad magic during 2019, and will be presented with an appropriate drink to suit.

Matthew Cortland, co-founder of The Magic of Things, the imagineering studio behind The Cauldron Magical Experience, comments:

“Christmas is undoubtedly the most magical time of the year, so it makes sense for us to celebrate it in style – with a twist! We like our visitors to experience the unexpected, so our Santa is more slay than sleigh and our Christmas sparkle is more of an explosion. Come and warm up in our dungeon this December and make your own Christmas magic!”

Hidden in plain sight beneath Edinburgh’s Frederick Street, The Cauldron offers an immersive cocktail class, with tickets starting at £29.99 per magical being. Alcohol-free, gluten and vegan options are available. As well as out of this world cocktails, The Cauldron is also home to ‘Three Sisters Pale Ale’, a limited edition Innis & Gunn collaboration. Made exclusively for The Cauldron Edinburgh, the beer is infused with rosemary, honey and thistle and reimagined using an old Scot’s brewing recipe.

Disclaimer: The Cauldron, and The Magic of Things are broadly inspired by fantasy and science-fiction and is a place for fans of magic.  All of our magic wand designs are original.  Neither these companies nor these products are endorsed by, affiliated with or associated with Warner Bros. or J.K. Rowling or otherwise connected with Harry Potter or J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.  Nor are they endorsed by, affiliated with or associated with Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Rivers of London, The Magicians, Dune, The Name of the Wind, Star Wars, or otherwise connected with any one specific text or series (although we do love those texts and think that they are the bees knees).  We are but geeks.

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