Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

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Hogmanay is the day that Scots refer to as New Year’s Eve - December 31st - and is marked by a passionate celebration of the arrival of the New Year. Nowhere does New Year celebrations quite like Scotland!

Join Scotland's Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh for an unforgettable start to the New Year. Experience three days packed full of magnificent events, fantastic music and amazing people from all over the world. Edinburgh's Hogmanay shows the world how to party!

Join thousands of marchers bearing firelit torches, enjoy traditional Scottish music and Scottish Ceilidh dancing beneath the striking edifice of Edinburgh Castle, and watch top stars and incredible fireworks from Princes Street Gardens.

What makes it special?

  • 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’, Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party is one of the world’s greatest New Year celebrations.
  • As the bells strike midnight, join hands with friends from across the globe in the world’s biggest rendition of Auld Lang Syne!
  • Spend the first day of the new year in Scotland leaping into the freeing waters of the River Forth or take a January journey through Edinburgh discovering its fantastic cultural heritage.

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