Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks (Cancelled)

Submitted by edg on Mon, 22 Nov '21 6.58am
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Edinburgh's Hogmanay Midnight Moment 2019
Ian Georgeson
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The midnight fireworks display erupts above Edinburgh Castle as the clocks strike midnight on 1st January 2022.

The crowd counts down in unison, then as the bells announce the start of a new day, a new month, and a new year, the fireworks explode out of Edinburgh Castle.

Thousands gather below the castle, many at the Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party on Princes Street, for this annual display which can be seen from vantage points across the city.

Following the fireworks, revellers across the country lock arms to sing Auld Lang Syne.

The pandemic halted the fireworks in 2020/2021, but in previous years, as Edinburgh's Hogmanay builds to the midnight bells mini "countdown fireworks" fire off at 9pm, 10pm, and 11pm on New Year's Eve, building to the major, climactic fireworks display at the turn of the New Year.

Viewing the fireworks

Revellers with tickets to the Concert in the Gardens are directly under the display in West Princes Street Gardens.

Calton Hill provides a longer range view of the Hogmanay Street Party and fireworks at midnight. Calton Hill has also been used as a launch pad for the midnight fireworks.

Hogmanay Fireworks over the years

In 2018-2019, Hogmanay organisers introduced a specially created soundtrack for the Fireworks display, by German techno-marching band Meute.

Mark Ronson provided the 2019-2010 soundtrack for the accompanying fireworks display.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay organisers introduced the on-the-hour, Countdown Fireworks displays in 2012/2013.

In 2019/2020, you could also watch the fireworks online as part of Edinburgh's Hogmanay live stream show.