For those awake, here's some events - all of which happen to revolve around the big, blustery expanse of Holyrood Park - to blow out the cob webs on New Year's Day.
Edinburgh's Winter Festivals
St. Andrew's Day to Burn's Night
Controversy seems to follow brilliant-but-flawed fiddler Ashley MacIssac - and some of the outrageous stories he has propagated have without a doubt been part of the reason that we have not heard more of him.
Edinburgh's Dogmanay takes place on the first day of each year at Holyrood Park. Edinburgh cannot rely on snow, so teams of Alaskan Malamute, Samoyed and
Siberian Huskies from all over Scotland pull custom-made three-wheeled
rigs around a set course.
The organisers of Edinburgh's Hogmanay have reduced the price on the remainder of the 450 or so tickets to the first "Hoog Royale". The introductory New Year's Eve event taking place at the Queen's Hall was formerly priced at £60, but are now £42.50 (£45 including booking fee).
It's St. Andrew's Day today, Scotland's national day, which means the dancing and festivities will be in full flow at West Princes Street Gardens not just until late tonight, but throughout this weekend.
The full line-up for Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party 2007-2008 has been announced.
While for some Edinburgh has almost become synonymous with its annual August arts festivals, its Winter Festivals programme has also expanded in recent years.