Events Scotland: Edinburgh Hogmanay

Edinburgh Hogmanay

The party offers 3 days of incredible bands, spectacular events and crowds from around the world. Don't miss out on the spectacular that is Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations.

The Torchlight Procession on 30th December is the start of three days of spectacular events. Joining the Up Hell Aa Vikings from the Shetland Islands last year were over 35,000 participants including, massed pipes & drums and thousands of torch carriers as they illuminated the city from the starting position of George IV Bridge to the viewing areas ending on Calton Hill. The Torchlight Procession fireworks finale can be viewed across the city and beyond and expects to be even bigger and more spectacular this year.

To experience the very best in traditional Scottish music why not experience the world’s largest outdoor New Year ceilidh! In this exclusive event arena with outdoor dance floor, bars and food village. There is no better place to bring in Hogmanay than beneath the spectacular Midnight Fireworks from Edinburgh Castle.

Highlighted as one of the ‘Top 100 things to do before you die’ and recently the only festival to appear in the ‘Discovery Channel – Top 25 World Travel Experiences’, is one of the world’s greatest New Year celebrations.

Live bands and DJs fill the streets with music and the city centre comes alive with festivities as party people from all over the world gather to bring in Hogmanay in style. One of the world's biggest outdoor parties is framed by the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle making for a truly breathtaking evening. As the clock strikes midnight, images of the fireworks from Edinburgh Castle are beamed around the world to over 1 billion people.

Accommodation

A number of our are very well located in the prestigious Parliament Square postcode in the heart of Edinburgh's world famous Royal Mile and are only minutes away from allowing you to immerse yourself in the Edinburgh Hogmanay experience.

With so much happening throughout the year in Edinburgh, including the period, it's always best to book up well in advance due to limited availability during busy periods.

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