City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

By edg - Posted on 19 July 2017

Hogmanay Street Party fireworks
Event details
Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 7:00pm - Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 9:00pm
Telephone (info): 
020 7307 8480
Telephone (box office): 
0131 510 0395

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 2017-2018 Programme

30 December

31 December

1 January

Video clips

Hogmanay 2017-2018 Ticket Prices

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Box Office

Online sales Edinburgh's Hogmanay website (official site)

Telephone 0131 510 0395.

In person From 17 November, you can buy tickets at Edinburgh's Christmas ticket offices in Princes Street Gardens or St Andrew Square.

From 27 to 31st December, you can visit the official Edinburgh's Hogmanay ticket office in person.

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