Edinburgh's Hogmanay

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Pyro Celtica at Edinburgh's Hogmanay
Time & place
Tickets and info
Telephone (info)
020 7307 8480
Telephone (box office)
0131 510 0395

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.

Check the Edinburgh Weather forecast.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2019-2020 Programme

30 December

31 December

1 January

Video clips

Hogmanay 2019-2020 Ticket Prices

  • Hogmanay Street Party: £31.50 (includes £1 booking fee, 50p for Brain Charity) from the Hogmanay Box office. 10,000 tickets for £21.50 number of EH postcode purchases.
  • Concert in the Gardens: £85 (includes £5 booking fee) for Enclosure & £75 (includes £5 booking fee) for tickets to the Gardens
  • Loony Dook: £10 registration fee (plus £2 booking fee)
  • Candlelight Concert: £21 (includes £1 booking fee)
  • Torchlight Procession Vouchers for torches available for purchase in advance for £13 (includes £1 booking fee). £3 without a torch.
  • Symphonic Ibiza: £53, £43, £33 (includes £3 booking fee).

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Box Office

Online sales Edinburgh's Hogmanay website (official site)

Telephone 0131 510 0395.

In person Details to be confirmed, but in the past you could buy tickets at Edinburgh's Christmas ticket offices in Princes Street Gardens or St Andrew Square.

Details to be confirmed, but in the past, from 27 to 31st December, you could visit the official Edinburgh's Hogmanay ticket office in person in Bristo Square.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Night Buses

Lothian Buses and City Link (pre-book) run at Hogmanay, and there is usually a free tram service from midnight to 5am from St Andrew Square to Edinburgh Airport.

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 www.hogmanay.net