Spend New Year in Edinburgh

Tuesday, 25th September 2018

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Celebrations, events for all the family

Famous for its New Year celebrations, Edinburgh is one of the worlds most popular places to spend New Year.

With nearly 150,000 visitors descending on Edinburgh each year to bring int he bells it's widely known as one of the top things to do at least once in your life. We take Hogmanay seriously, it's not just a one night celebration. Edinburgh Hogmanay is a 3 day festival with everything from the the torchlight procession,  ceilidhs under the stars, the street party and everything in between so there is something for everyone no matter what your interests are. 

Whether you're a first timer, a seasoned Edinburgh Hogmanay goer, here with your friends, family or your partner we can guarantee that you won't regret picking Edinburgh as you New Year destination. 

Create memories, make new friends, dance in the streets, marvel at the magnificent firework display and get ready for a rendition of Auld Lang Syne, there really is no place quite like Edinburgh to bring in the New Year. 

We've picked out some of the best things to see and do in Edinburgh at New Year, why not check it out and start planning your visit?

Torchlight Procession

A spectacular and unforgettable torchlight procession through the City with pipers and drummers to Holyrood Park. On reaching the park the torchbearers form the outline of Scotland, wicker sculptures each representing  a region of Scotland are placed within the outline and set ablaze as Scotland's beating heart. 

Bairns Afore

Popular family event that gives families and children the opportunity to join in the Hogmanay Party. Held in the main stage at West Prince Street Gardens live bands bring rock and pop to the stage for everyone to dance to finished off by a spectacular firework display at Edinburgh Castle. Tickets £10.00

Candelit Concert

A festive celebration to end the Year at St Giles Cathedral. Not suitable for babies or younger children.

Ceilidh Under the Castle 

Experience the best fo Scotland with the Ceilidh Under the Castle, Jig, whirl, fling and be flung with old and new friends under the Castle with plenty of food and drink to keep you jigging all night until the midnight fireworks display at the Castle.

Concert in the Gardnes

This years Concert in the Gardens is headlined by Franz Ferdinand supported by Metronomy and Free Love. Tickets to the Concert in the Gardens includes a wristband for access to the Street Party.

Street Party

Bring in the New Year, at the world’s best street party in the home of Hogmanay. Edinburgh invites the world to celebrate the New Year. Party all night at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party hosted by Johnnie Walker, with every reveller (over 18s only with ID) will receive a free dram of Johnnie Walker Whisky to bring in the New Year and toast 2019!Hosted by Love Island’s Aftersun DJs The Mac Twins, the street party starts at 7.30pm. Dance until long after the midnight bells, with bands, DJs and street performers from Scotland and mainland Europe to make the party of a lifetime. 

New Years Day Loony Book. 

Dookers march the length of South Queensferry High Street before launching themselves into the freezing Firth of Forth. tickets £1, all ticket sales are donated to RNLI.


Written by Edinburgh Flats

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