City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Events

Format: 16 Nov 2018

Sunday, December 31 2017

Time Items
All day
5:00 pm

Bairns Afore is an hour-long family hogmanay celebration, complete with mini fireworks display from Edinburgh Castle and West Princes Street Gardens, for those with early bedtimes.

7:00 pm

The Street Party (tickets, review) is perhaps the best-known event in the 3-day Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival. The New Year street party is a ticketed event that in 2017-2018 runs for seven hours the length of Princes Street, with live bands, a carnival atmosphere and dancing in the street.

8:00 pm

Traditional ceilidh dancing for up to 3,600 people in the West End of West Princes Street Garden.

If you don't know the steps there will be callers.


9:00 pm

The Concert in the Gardens, part of the 3-day Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival, takes place in a ticketed area in Princes Street Gardens West within the Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party arena. The Ross Band stand provides a dramatic setting under Edinburgh Castle rock.