City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Events


Format: 26 Sep 2018

Saturday, December 30 2017

Time Items
All day
 
11:00 am

Please check event web site for latest times.

The New Year Sprint is an open 110m race, with a handicap start, that has taken place around New Year's Day annually since 1870. Professional and amateur sprinters compete for a £4000 first prize. The Sprint is part of a series of open, ladies, and youth races taking place over a distance of 60 metres up to 4 furlongs (approx 800 metres).

5:00 pm

Join Bruce Devlin for a Christmas cracker of a cabaret show, a fast paced festive hour awaits from the fringe festival hit!

7:00 pm

As in previous years, the 2017 Torchlight Procession opens the annual Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations with around 8,000 torchbearers creating a "river of fire" down the Royal Mile. The previous year saw around 30,000 people come out for the event.