City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Events


Format: 13 Dec 2017

Sunday, January 1 2017

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Before 11:00 am

Many moons ago when Hogmanay was still a local thing, Parliament Square in Edinburgh's Old Town was the place to go and dance into the wee, wee hours on the last night of the year.

Summerhall is back with the third edition of its soulful Hogmanay, hosted by Edinburgh’s own The Soul Foundation.

Two Hogmanay Ceilidhs providing a whirling, birling way to see in the New Year with caller Ken Gourlay, Willie Fraser ceilidh band & piper.

Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3.

As Edinburgh's Hogmanay builds to the midnight bells "countdown firework" displays take place at 9pm, 10pm, and 11pm on New Year's Eve, with a cli

11:00 am

The New Year's Day Tri-athlon falls during the annual Edinburgh's Hogmanay programme - a fun or serious, open competition involving a swim, a bike race, and

12:00 pm

Sprogmanay - as the name suggests - is 3 separate days of kids' activities at the Museum of Scotland over the Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival.

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).

The official 3-day festival over Edinburgh's Hogmanay includes a creative, culture crawl through Edinburgh's Old Town centre on

5:00 pm

The final event of Edinburgh's 3-day Hogmanay festival is a ceilidh dance for everybody in the Museum’s Grand Hall.