An ancient pagan celebration for warding off the winter spirits with fire and song, Hogmanay has evolved to include parades, open houses, fireworks, and so much more.
About This Festival
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Bring the kids
and check out the family-friendly torch-lit parade down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh on the evening of December 29th.
There are pre-parties
on December 30th with street theater performed by men in kilts and tartan.
Let your guard down,
and don’t be shy; this is a place to make new friends.
Take your info to go
and download the official Hogmanay app on iTunes.
Take a dip,
jumping in the water in just your suit for the Loony Dook.
Fly into (EDI) or take Scotland’s Citylink or Mega Bus services from other UK cities. The Citylink will get you to the town center, and service is free throughout the evening to ensure revelers get home safely. If you can’t get to Edinburgh, join the parties in Glasgow, Aberdeen, or Stonehaven, where locals swing fireballs around their heads down High Street.
Where to stay
The best hotels fill up quickly (and usually have a 2- or 3-night minimum), so book early. It also helps to arrive in Edinburgh early, too.