Hogmanay is Scotland's world famous New Year's celebration, and the three day party held in Edinburgh is one of the liveliest in the country. Festivities begin with the torchlight procession and... Read More
Hogmanay is Scotland's world famous New Year's celebration, and the three day party held in Edinburgh is one of the liveliest in the country. Festivities begin with the torchlight procession and fireworks display on 30 December. On the eve of 31 December there is a massive street party in Princes Street (last year over 160,000 people attended) which this year will be headlined by Marc Almond, Idlewild, The Snuts, and Arielle Free (and many more). In the shadow of Edinburgh Castle the Concert in the Gardens is hosted by DJ Mark Ronson. Alternatively, you could opt for the Ceilidh under the Castle, or the candlelight concert in St Giles Cathedral. At "the Bells" (Midnight 31 December) there will be one of the world's largest fireworks displays. Anyone still standing can take part in the "Final Fling" ceilidh at 5.30pm on New Years Day.
- Things to Do in December: "Many events are ticketed, and getting around the packed city center can be difficult, so decide where you want to celebrate New Years and go early!"
- Best for Things to Do in December Because: Edinburgh's Hogmanay is one of the biggest and best New Year's celebrations in the world