City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

By edg - Posted on 24 October 2016

Hogmanay Street Party fireworks
Event details
Friday, December 30, 2016 - 7:00pm - Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 9:00pm
Telephone (info): 
0844 573 8455
Telephone (box office): 
0844 573 8455

Traditionally, Hogmanay is marked in Scotland with friends and first footing at the strike of midnight in the New Year. The origins of Hogmanay are somewhat obscure although elements of it have been traced to Celtic, Pictish and Norse Winter Solstice traditions.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay is a three-day winter festival that takes place at the end of each year. Highlights include the Torchlight Procession and Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party (read review, watch videos) where 80,000 or so revellers jam into the city centre to see in the New Year.

Check the Edinburgh Weather forecast.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2016-2017 Programme

30 December

31 December

1 January

Video clips

Hogmanay 2016-2017 Ticket Prices

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Box Office

Online sales Edinburgh's Hogmanay website (official site)

Telephone 0844 573 8455.

In person Tickets can be bought at The Fringe Office, Royal Mile.

You can also book some tickets for Edinburgh Hogmanay events in person at Tickets Scotland, Ripping Records

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Night Buses

Lothian Buses provides a free Hogmanay NightBus service from 00:20-04:00.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Accommodation

Accommodation in Edinburgh fills up quickly so it pays to plan ahead.

For Hogmanay celebrations information for the rest of Scotland check out the Home of Hogmanay site at