Organisers of the world famous EDINBURGH’S HOGMANAY today announced full details of its extended 5-day New Year celebrations. From 29 DECEMBER 2009 until 2 JANUARY 2010 this year’s expanded programme features music, dance, art, conversation, fireworks, street theatre, light and fire.
Brand new events programmes as well as popular favourites, will bring Edinburgh’s streets alive with non-stop enjoyment for both residents and visitors to Scotland’s capital city.
Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer at EventScotland: the national events agency, said: “Scotland’s Hogmanay celebrations are legendary across the world and this year Edinburgh is pulling out all the stops to ensure 2010 starts with a bang. EventScotland has supported Edinburgh’s Hogmanay programme for six years now and will this year be funding Carabosse: a unique installation of fire and light on the city’s iconic Royal Mile, a brand new element to the city’s festivities and a first for Scotland.
“Carabosse provides the thematic hook for the five day celebration which will this year focus on illumination and widens Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations from the city centre to encourage revellers to explore other areas of the historic old town during their stay.
“Edinburgh’s Hogmanay attracts tens of thousands of people from around the world and images and footage of the city at New Year are shown and broadcast around the globe.
The five day celebration also generates a massive economic impact for Scotland as people extend their time in the city and in Scotland to soak up the festive atmosphere.”