Sat 30 Dec 2017 – Mon 1 Jan 2018, Edinburgh City Centre.
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Edinburgh’s New Year celebrations (known as Hogmanay in Scotland) are world famous. Tourists flock from all over the globe to experience the electric atmosphere and enjoy spectacular events – all set against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The three day festival welcomes around 150,000 revellers each year. This year brings another packed programme of events.
Details have already been announced for a spectacular celebration created to see in the year 2018.
Events begin on 30th December with the incredibly popular Torchlight Procession. A family event where thousands of torch carriers illuminate the city, led by massed pipes and drums. The fireworks finale can be viewed across the city and beyond.
Tens of thousands of revellers are welcomed to Edinburgh on New Year’s Eve for 7 special events. Families with young children can celebrate together before the bells with Baby Loves Disco and Bairns Afore. Then later in the evening choose from the Candlelit Concert, Hogmanay HQ, Ceilidh Under the Castle, the Street Party and Concert in the Gardens, headlined this year by Rag’n’Bone Man. This feast of entertainment and live music ends with a dazzling Midnight Fireworks display, which is broadcast globally in over 150 countries to an audience of over 1 billion people.
Then on New Year’s Day, see in Edinburgh in a brand new light with Message from the Skies – a story told through projections onto Edinburgh’s buildings and landmarks. There’s also the Loony Dook for those brave enough to take a dip in the freezing Firth of Forth.
Don’t forget Edinburgh’s Christmas celebrations are still on too. Lots of fun and festive attractions here in the city until 6th January.
Tickets for all events can be purchased on the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay website or by calling the Box Office on 0131 510 0395.