City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh's Hogmanay


Edinburgh's Hogmanay: Concert in the Gardens

Midnight Strikes at the Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens

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.

Ceilidh Under the Castle

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.

Stoats Loony Dook

Loony Dook

The Loony Dook takes place on the first day of each new year.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Hogmanay Street Party fireworks

Traditionally, Hogmanay is marked in Scotland with friends and first footing at the strike of midnight in the New Year.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay: Bairns Afore

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.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay: Torchlight Procession

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Torchlight Procession

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.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party

Edinburgh's Hogmanay on New Year's Eve

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.

Underbelly Introduce New Elements to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival 2017/2018

Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood, directors of Underbelly, unveil the Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2018 programme

On one of the sunniest, hottest day of the summer so far in Edinburgh, it seemed slightly incongruous to attend the media launch today at Mansfield Traquair for Ed

Sold Out Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival Welcomes In 2017

Unique Events, who have produced Edinburgh’s Hogmanay for 24 years for the City of Edinburgh Council, said early this morning that the event had been a “major

Ticketed Torchlight Procession Opens Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2016/2017

A “river of fire” flanked by lines of shimmering camera phones, many on selfie sticks, marked the start of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay last night.