Edinburgh's Hogmanay New Year Celebrations

Kick-start the New Year in style at Edinburgh's Hogmanay


Start your year in style at the world famous Edinburgh's Hogmanay. With spectacular events, incredible bands and amazing crowds from every corner of the globe, Edinburgh shows the world how to party.


From the opening Torchlight Procession event , 80,000 revellers dancing into the New Year at the Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party and the thousand hardy souls who throw themselves into the freezing waters at the Loony Dook, Edinburgh's Hogmanay is a truly unique New Year festival.


Tickets for the Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party, Concert in the Gardens and The Keilidh are usually available to buy from about 1 September.


Tickets for all other Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2011/12 events including: Torchlight Procession, Candlelit Concert and The Loony Dook normally go on-sale from about the end of September.



Torchlight Procession



Leaves Parliament Square at 6.30pm
Procession from Parliament Square to Calton Hill Finale
Free unticketed event



The opening event of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is the spectacular Torchlight Procession. Join tens of thousands of torch carriers as they create a river of fire from the historic Royal Mile to the Son et Lumiére and fireworks finale on Calton Hill.


Torches will be available to purchase in advance and will be available here soon or buy them on the night.


Proceeds from the sale of torches go to both Radio Forth Cash for Kids and Barnardo’s Scotland.


Son et Lumiere & Firework Finale



Calton Hill
Free unticketed event

The spectacular Son et Lumiére light and firework display, signals the beginning of the four day Edinburgh’s Hogmanay festival.


Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party

31 December – 1 January
Stages live 9pm – 1am
Edinburgh City Centre

TICKETS FOR THE EDINBURGH'S HOGMANAY STREET PARTY ARE USUALLY AVAILABLE FROM ABOUT 1 SEPTEMBER


Four stages of incredible live music and entertainment, DJ’s, giant screens, outdoor bars and the world famous Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks.


CONCERT IN THE GARDENS - The music and fireworks spectacular


31 December – 1 January
Stage live 9pm – 1am
West Princes Street Gardens
Not recommended for under 16’s

TICKETS FOR THE CONCERT IN THE GARDENS ARE USUALLY AVAILABLE FROM about 1 SEPTEMBER


The Edinburgh's Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens; the music and fireworks spectacular, presents headline artists and guests performing the last gig of the Auld Year and the first of The New set beneath the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, welcoming the New Year with the famous Midnight Fireworks at one of the world's most stunning New Year events.


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