City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Events


Format: 11 Dec 2018

Tuesday, January 1 2019

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Christmas, or Xmas for non-believers, used to be a quiet period in Edinburgh. It's less so now, although (Edinburgh's Hogmanay aside) it's still not quite as mad as the hurlyburly of the Edinburgh Festival in August.

Prepare to be mesmerised by the uncanny illusionists from Edinburgh Young Carers in this free exhibition.

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

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 2018-2019 runs for seven hours the length of Princes Street, with live bands, a carnival atmosphere and dancing in the street.

One of the official events at Edinburgh's Hogmanay, this traditional ceilidh dance for up to 3,600 people is held annually in the West End of West Princes Stre

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.

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

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. This year is the 150th anniversary year, and will see professional and amateur sprinters compete for a £8000 first prize, double the normal prize amount. 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 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

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