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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Nothing is quite like New Year – or Hogmanay as it’s known in Scotland – and Edinburgh does Hogmanay better than most with a multi-day festival to celebrate the changing of the year.

Generally regarded as the most important Scottish holiday, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival dates back to 1993 and has evolved to become one of the greatest outdoor celebrations of New Year’s Eve in the world.

The four-day festival will run from 29 December 2024 to 01 January 2025.

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From the much-loved Torchlight Procession, featuring a breathtaking procession of street theatre, fire performers, pipe bands and drummers, to spectacular fireworks against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, this is one festival not to be missed.

The renowned Concert in the Gardens will once again take place in West Princes Street Gardens – headliners and ticket information will be announced in late summer 2024. While the world-famous Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party will welcome 40,000 revellers into Princes Street, to party their way into 2025 with friends old and new from around the world, all counting down to the spectacular Midnight Moment. And on New Year’s Day revellers can look forward to a programme of free events for young and old.

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Edinburgh has a jam-packed festival schedule all year around. Whether you love the arts or are mad about science, there’s a festival for you.