Edinburgh's Hogmanay


Nearly 150,000 people are expected to attend Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh during three days of events to welcome in the new year.

Celebrations began with the Torchlight procession on December 30 – which last year saw 40,000 people walk through the Scottish capital – and will continue through to the “Loony Dook” on New Year’s Day, during which hundreds of people in fancy dress plunge into the freezing River Forth.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Fireworks will see in the new year with hourly fireworks displays from 9pm until midnight on December 31.

The celebrations will also include the return of “Old Town Ceilidh” which promises to combine traditional music, food and drink in the historic quarter of the city. Featuring live performances across two stages, with music from the best young Scottish artists as well as traditional ceilidh bands, visitors can expect to take part in “mass dance-a-longs”.

Hogmanay New Year tour:

Day 1 Edinburgh, Ski centre in highland

Day 2 Skiing, Edinburgh's Hogmanay at night

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