Explore the history of the New Year's Eve celebrations in Edinburgh Scotland

Welcome to Your Ultimate Guide to Edinburgh's Hogmanay!

Main festival fireworks at night time during the Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2023 celebrations

The 2023 celebration

As you land on EdinburghsHogmanay.org, brace yourself for a voyage through time, tradition, and unforgettable celebration.

This is your gateway to understanding and experiencing Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Scotland’s renowned New Year’s festival that unfurls in a whirl of warmth and festive spirit, shrouded in centuries-old customs and modern vibrancy.

Immerse in the Enthralling Origins and Traditions of Hogmanay

Travel back in time to the ancient roots of Hogmanay. Embark on a captivating exploration of the customs that lend this celebration its distinctive flavour, from the mesmerizing Torchlight Procession to the invigorating chill of the Loony Dook. 

Discover the compelling fusion of reverence for the past and the joyous celebration of the present that sets Edinburgh’s Hogmanay apart from any other New Year’s festivity around the globe. Can’t wait to delve into these intriguing customs?

Discover the Origins and Traditions of Hogmanay.

Traditions represented in the new year's eve celebrations
Massive main fireworks at the new year's eve celebrations
Massive main fireworks and view of the sky wheel at the new year's eve celebrations
Massive crowds walking in the torchlight procession at the new year's eve celebrations

Join the Jubilation of Modern-Day Hogmanay

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is a modern-day carnival that honours ancient traditions. With our exhaustive guide to the line-up of thrilling events, you can participate in or navigate through the enchanting attractions, vibrant performances, and spirited activities that reflect the diversity and inclusivity of this unique event.

Eager to jump into the action? Discover Modern Day Hogmanay here.

Main laser light show at the new year's eve celebrations
Main fireworks over the castle during new year's celebrations

Plan Your Perfect Hogmanay with our Essential Tips and Information

No matter whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned attendee, we’ll ensure you’re well-equipped for the event. From transportation options and accommodation recommendations to understanding local customs, our practical advice has you covered.

Even more, we guide you through exploring the scenic beauty of the River Forth and uncovering the treasures of the local area. Ready to make your experience seamless? Dive into our Practical Information and Tips.