Stina's Blog: What is happening this Hogmanay?

By Megan 09 Dec 2016

Happy Hogmanay..!

So if you don’t already know Hogmanay is the the Scottish term for New Year’s Eve and there’s no better place the celebrate it than Edinburgh. There is loads of great Events happening on or around the 31st so if you’re staying in Edinburgh for New Year’s Eve I recommend checking some of these out.

  • The Street Party
    31st December
    Happening on Princes street, it is one of the biggest street parties in the world.. There are three stages playing a variety of different music so there is guaranteed to be something for everyone. And at Midnight you get to enjoy the fireworks with a view of the castle, it really doesn’t get much better. Although I recommend dressing up warm to beat the Edinburgh cold.
  • Old Town Ceilidh
    31st December
    Are you looking for a more traditional Scottish experience? This might be for you! Ceilidh dancing in Edinburgh's beautiful old town, it really doesn't get much more Scottish than this! Make sure you book in advance to secure your ticket.
  • The Torchlight Procession
    30th December
    This torchlight procession through Edinburgh’s Old Town is a truly magical event. You can either join and book a torch or you can watch it slowly make its way through the city centre. This event isn’t actually happening on New Year Year’s Eve but takes place on the 30th.
  • Stoats Loony Dook
    1st January
    If you’re looking for a truly crazy and unique way to start the new year, then this is the event for you. Go for a swim in the freezing cold water of the forth with lots and lots of other likeminded peoples. There are buses from the city centre taking you to the event which takes place in South Queensferry and a hot bowl of porridge after your swim is included in your ticket. Make sure you get your ticket beforehand as there are not tickets on sale at the actual event. If you don’t fancy being freezing cold on the first day of 2017, why not just come along to watch.

Hopefully one of these Events is for you, but whatever you have planned for this time of year, I hope you have a great start to 2017!


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