Edinburgh's Hogmanay


Edinburgh's Hogmanay shows the world how to party with 3 days of spectacular events, great music and amazing crowds from every corner of the globe. Join thousands of marchers bearing firelit torches, enjoy dancing to traditional Scottish music beneath the striking edifice of Edinburgh Castle, and watch top stars and incredible fireworks from Princes Street Gardens. 

Edinburgh's Hogmanay once again puts young people at the heart of this year's celebration. #ScotArt is working with young people across Scotland to create 14 symbols which they believe best represent each region of Scotland. The symbols will be transformed into wicker sculpture by the project's lead artist Ariel Killick, there after displayed on Edinburgh's High Street from 21 to 29 December. 

Ultimately they will form the focal point for the Torchlight Procession (30 Dec), a spectacular and unforgettable family-friendly event culminating in the historic Holyrood Park. On reaching the park, torchbearers will form the distinctive outline of Scotland. The 14 wicker sculptures will be placed within the outline and set ablaze as Scotland's beating heart, marking the Year of Young People 2018 drawing to a close and the beginning of Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations. 

Famed as one of the best New Year celebrations in the world, thousands of revellers bring in the New Year in the centre of Edinburgh at Hogamanay's Street Party with a mix of live music, DJs and varying knowledge of the lyrics to 'Auld Lang Syne'.

See in the New Year, at the world’s best street party as Edinburgh invites the world to share the love, embrace friends – old and new – and celebrate the New Year in the home of Hogmanay. 

From the moment the doors open at 7.30pm til long after the midnight bells have fallen silent, bands and DJs and street performers from Scotland and mainland Europe will come togethet to make it the party of a lifetime, all hosted by Love Island’s Aftersun DJs The Mac Twins. 

At midnight, German sensation Meute will be providing the soundtrack to the ultimate fireworks display from Edinburgh Castle. 

The music line-up includes appearances from home-grown phenomenon Gerry Cinnamon and superstar DJ Judge Jules, as well as Meute, Vistas, Elephant Sessions, Miracle Glass Company, Trendy Wendy and hosts The Mac Twins.

Other highlight events include Bairns Afore, giving young people the chance to have their 'midnight moment' at 6pm. Ceilidh under the Castle - whirl or jig, fling or be flung under Edinburgh Castle. Join hands with old friends and new to dance in the New Year with a full ceilidh band and plenty of local food and drink to keep you spinning all night. And so much more. 

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