Visiting Edinburgh

Edinburgh visitor attractions and info.

Hundreds of people, many in fancy dress, welcomed in a new year and a new decade by dousing themselves in the chill waters of the North Sea.

The Street Party (tickets, review, map) 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 2019-2020 runs for five and a half hours across the length of Princes Street, with live bands, a carnival atmosphere and dancing in the street.

LIVE STREAM:

In 2019, Edinburgh's Hogmanay introduced a livestream of the street party, which was viewable around the world for the first time. The live cast was hosted by the Mac Twins and featured music acts and street theatre from around the Hogmanay arena and the fireworks at midnight. The 16-camera live stream cost a reported £200,000 and ran from 7.30pm on 31st December 2019 until 1am, 1st January 2020. The livecast was not archived for later viewing. 

Around 40,000 people gathered for this year’s Torchlight Procession, the opening event

Unlike the Loony Dook at South Queensferry, Portobello or "Porty" Loony Dook is a free event that takes place at Po

Geek out at the Edinburgh Comic Con back for another year at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

The three day Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival 2019/2020 kicks off on the evening of Monday 30th with the

Kevin McMahon seduced his wife Svetlana with magic and then together they created Edinburgh's MagicFest, which marks its 10th year on Friday.

The opening night of MagicFest brings a line-up of top notch magicians, mind-readers and illusionists to the Traverse Thea

This year’s Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations and the midnight fireworks will be live streamed

“The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen, (1844), is a good and evil morality tale featuring two children, Gerda and Kai.