Torchlight Procession - Edinburgh's Hogmanay

It will come as no surprise that the people of Edinburgh are experts at welcoming in another New Year in the best possible fashion!  Join in the fabulous selection of Hogmanay celebrations taking place in Edinburgh’s vibrant city centre. 

For music lovers the Concert in the Gardens event is a must-do for the diary.  A brilliant selection of acts is on offer, including The Pet Shop Boys with special guests Nina Nesbitt, the 10:04’s and 1975.

There is also an atmospheric Torchlight Procession planned, ideal for families.  The Procession will make its way through the city centre accompanied by the amazing sounds of pipers and drummers.  The Street Party will delight revellers with fireworks illuminating the night sky, adding an exciting build up to the magical midnight moment ... with a firework finale!

Naturally, there will be the annual Loony Dook on New Year’s Day allowing you to immerse yourself in the chilly River Forth with other like-minded mad souls. Rest assured there will be warmly wrapped-up spectators on hand to encourage your dip into icy waters.

A huge 80,000 crowd are expected to join in across the various celebrations and an incredible atmosphere is guaranteed.  Do take a look at the website as tickets are selling fast.

Mon 30th December: Torchlight Procession

Starts at 7pm

FREE event (Torches available to purchase - £10 each)

Tuesday 31st December: The Street Party

Fireworks at: 9pm, 10pm, 11pm and midnight. Live music on stage from 9pm to 1am.

Ticket price: £20 (+ booking fee)

Tues 31st December: Concert in the Gardens (The Pet Shop Boys, plus special guests)

8.30pm to 1am

Ticket price: £40 (+ booking fee)

Weds 1st January: Loony Dook

Dookers Parade: 10.30am (more detail available on

Ticket price: £8