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Alternative Ways to Spend Hogmanay in Edinburgh

28 December 2014

Edinburgh is lucky enough to host one of the biggest New Year’s Eve parties in the world in the form of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens and Street Party. However, if you fancy doing something a little different then there are plenty of fantastic celebrations set to take place across the Capital.

Take a look at our picks for alternative ways to spend Hogmanay in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Capitals VS Fife Flyers

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See Edinburgh’s mighty ice hockey team the Edinburgh Capitals derby game against the Fife Flyers. The Capitals will be hoping to repeat last year’s exciting win so this is sure to be an action packed game. If you’ve never seen an ice hockey match before then you’ll be in for a real treat.

Al Murray at Edinburgh’s Christmas

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Britain’s favourite pub landlord is coming back to Edinburgh! Al Murray’s Festive Saloon is open for three nights from 29th December at the Edinburgh’s Christmas Spiegeltent. Be sure to expect plenty of pints, special guests and the pub landlord’s hilarious satirical philosophy. Please note, tickets for the New Year’s Eve show include mandatory purchase of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party Tickets at a discounted rate of £12.50 - the total cost of full price tickets on 31st December is £42.50, a concession rate and a 20% discount for EH Residents is available.

Hogmanay at Contini Cannonball

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Contini Cannonball is one of the Royal Mile’s newest and best eateries, serving up stunning Scottish-Italian cuisine against the incredible backdrop of the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade. For Hogmanay, you will be treated to a divine four course menu, plus canapes and champagne on arrival, not to mention an outstanding view of Edinburgh’s world famous Hogmanay fireworks at the bells. Tables are limited so booking is essential for this fabulous celebration.

The Hogmanay Snowball at the Sheraton Grand Hotel

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Get your glad rags on for this 5 star evening of dinner and dancing at the Sheraton Grand Hotel.  The night begins with a specially created Hogmanay Snowball cocktail in the beautiful, white-themed Edinburgh Suite Ballroom, followed by a 3 course dinner and ceilidh. After celebrating the start of 2015 on the Sheraton Grand terrace, overlooking Edinburgh Castle, you’ll end the night at the official Snowball after party in Le Monde’s stylish Shanghai Club on George Street. From start to finish the Snowball provides guests with an extra special Hogmanay experience.

Nightvision Hogmanay at The Liquid Rooms

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If you’re up for something a little more energetic Nightvision Hogmanay promises the biggest night of house and techno of the year. A great line-up of world class DJs are on the bill to see you into the wee small hours of 2015. To make your night even more memorable choose a VIP ticket which includes fast-track entry, champagne on arrival and access to the VIP balcony.