Hogmanay

The Scots have always placed more importance on welcoming in the New Year than celebrating Christmas – so where better to experience a traditional Hogmanay than in Scotland’s capital city?

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Celebrations span three days of festivities starting with a torchlight procession, creating a stunning river of fire stretching from Parliament Square on the Royal Mile all the way past 123 High Street down to the Son et Lumiere on Calton Hill.

Other highlights include the chance to try your hand (and feet!) at traditional Scottish country dancing by joining in the fun at The Keilidh, the open air ceilidh which takes place every year near The Mound.

The climax to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations comes on December 31 when Princes Street fills to overflowing with 80,000 revellers enjoying the largest street party in the world.  After a star-studded rock concert in Princes Street Gardens, all eyes turn towards Edinburgh Castle as the centerpiece for a breathtaking fireworks display on the stroke of midnight to bring in the New Year with a bang!