City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

By edg - Posted on 29 October 2013

Hogmanay Street Party fireworks
Event details
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 7:00pm - Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 9:00pm
Telephone (info): 
0844 573 8455
Telephone (box office): 
0844 573 8455

Traditionally, Hogmanay is marked in Scotland with friends and first footing at the strike of midnight in the New Year. The origins of Hogmanay are somewhat obscure although elements of it have been traced to Celtic, Pictish and Norse Winter Solstice traditions.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay is a three-day winter festival that takes place at the end of each year. Highlights include the Torchlight Procession and Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party (read review, watch videos) where 80,000 or so revellers jam into the city centre to see in the New Year.

Some Hogmanay events for 2014-2015 have still to be confirmed. Here are the latest details.

In 2013-2014 Hogmanay will feature a live circus show "Limbo!" from 22 November to 4 January.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2013-2014 Programme

30 December

31 December

1 January

Video clips

Hogmanay 2014-2015 Ticket Prices

  • Hogmanay Street Party: £20 "admin fee" + booking fee.
  • Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street PartyEH Postcode Ticket: £16.00 admin + booking fee. Limited offer of 5000 Street Party tickets available to EH Postcode Homes. A maximum of 8 EH Postcode Street Party tickets can be purchased in any one transaction.
  • Concert in the Gardens: £42.50 + booking fee for Enclosure & £37.50 + booking fee for tickets to the Gardens
  • The Keilidh: £37 + booking fee
  • Loony Dook: £6 (tbc) registration fee (incl donation to RNLI)
  • Candlelight Concert: £16 + booking fee
  • Torchlight Procession: Vouchers for torches available for purchase in advance for £10 each.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Box Office

Revellers can purchase tickets for Concert in the Gardens from 10am Friday 22 August at or by telephone on 0844 573 8455. Tickets can be bought in person at The Fringe Office, Royal Mile.

You can also book some tickets for Edinburgh Hogmanay events in person at Tickets Scotland, Ripping Records

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Accommodation

Accommodation in Edinburgh fills up quickly so it pays to plan ahead.

For Hogmanay celebrations information for the rest of Scotland check out the Home of Hogmanay site at