City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh's Hogmanay


Edinburgh New Years Day Tri-athlon

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

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Hogmanay Street Party fireworks

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

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party

Edinburgh's Hogmanay on New Year's Eve

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.

Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks

Edinburgh Castle Fireworks

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

Loony Dook

Loony Dook

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

Symphonic Ibiza

A two hour concert in which a live 20 piece orchestra fuses with high tempo beats from renowned club DJ Andy Joyce, for a selection of Ibiza dance classics from over the last 20 years.

Candlelight Concert

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Candlelit Concert at St Giles

The annual candlelit concert in St. Giles Cathedral forms part of the Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations.

Ceilidh Under the Castle

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

Edinburgh's Hogmanay: Bairns Afore

Bairns Afore is an hour-long family hogmanay celebration, complete with fireworks display from Edinburgh Castle and West Princes Street Gardens, for those with early bedtimes.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay: Concert in the Gardens

Midnight Strikes at the Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens

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.