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Attending an event as grand as Edinburgh’s Hogmanay comes with its share of questions.

We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to provide you with immediate answers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the best time to arrive for the Hogmanay celebrations?

    The events usually begin in the early evening, but arrival times can vary depending on the specific event. We recommend checking the event details on the official website for the most accurate information.

  • What should I wear to the Hogmanay celebrations?

    The weather in Edinburgh can be quite chilly at the end of December, so it’s best to dress warmly. Comfortable shoes are also recommended as you may be standing or walking for extended periods.

  • Are there any age restrictions for the events?

    Most of the Hogmanay events are open to all ages. However, some events and venues may have age restrictions, so it’s always a good idea to check the event details beforehand.

  • Can I buy tickets on the day of the event?

    While some events may have tickets available on the day, many of the most popular events sell out well in advance. We recommend purchasing your tickets as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

  • What are the transportation options for getting to and from the event?

    Public transport in Edinburgh is reliable and can take you close to the main event venues. Taxis and rideshares are also readily available. If you plan on driving, be aware that parking can be challenging, so allow extra time to find a parking spot.

  • Is there accommodation available nearby?

    Yes, there are numerous accommodation options in Edinburgh, from luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels. However, due to the popularity of the Hogmanay celebrations, these can book up quickly, so it’s recommended to secure your accommodation well in advance.

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

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If you have any further questions, suggestions, or require more information about Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, we’re here to help.


Our team will be happy to assist you and ensure your Hogmanay experience is unforgettable.

Main laser light show at the new year's eve celebrations