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Deck the check-in hall... Sustainable decorations bring Christmas to EDI

Last updated Dec 18, 2023

Teams have decked the check-in hall, and other areas across the airport, with festive features as we welcome passengers for their Christmas travels.

Whether you're flying home to spend time with family, or jetting off on a winter break, yule see we've brought Christmas to EDI through a range of novel decorations.

We're talking twinkling lights, illuminated snowflakes, a light-up photo frame and huge Christmas tree out on the plaza, among many other festive additions.

The decorations, supplied by Blachere Illumination, contain more than 1,300 recycled bottles, along with BioPrint (recyclable materials made from sugar cane) and Recyprint (recycled PET from food industry) resulting in a significant reduction in aluminium used.

They were installed over a three night period by ten of our very own Christmas elves, and can be found outside and throughout the airport - so there's no chance you'll miss them when you're next in.

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Find out more about Blachere Illumination here.

Along with the decorations we've been inviting local school choirs in to sing their festive favourites - spreading some Christmas cheer and raising funds for their school in the process.

Festive dos and don'ts at security

If like Santa you're travelling through the skies this Christmas there are some festive dos and don'ts to follow when you step into airport security.

Whether you're flying home for Christmas or heading off to spend the festive period somewhere new you may have some questions over what you can take in your hand luggage - whether it be gifts or festive food.

To save you mulling over what is and isn't allowed, check out our guide below.

Festive dos and don'ts

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