Thousands gather in Edinburgh at the end of December and beginning of January to partake in one of the biggest New Years celebrations around. Hogmanay is the Scots word for end of the year. Spanning from December 30th – January 2nd, activities in Edinburgh will include carnivals, discos, film screenings, candle lit cathedral concerts, fireworks and much more. Check out the Full schedule
Undoubtedly, the main attraction during Hogmanay is the torchlight procession. Last year the event attracted 25,000 people as locals and tourists took to the streets with fiery torches, lighting up the nights’ sky. The Procession isn’t the only big event – the Street Party attracts a whopping 80,000 folk. This year the musical attractions feature The Maccabees, Reverend & The Makers, Admiral Fallow and More!
For more information on Hogmanay, check out the Official Ediburgh Website
When: December 30th 2012 – January 2nd, 2013
Where: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
- The Stonehaven Fireball Festival (wickedandweirdaroundtheworld.com)
- Edinburgh’s Hogmanay firework spectacle to be accompanied with music for first time (dailyrecord.co.uk)
- Edinburgh’s Hogmanay lines up Simple Minds to headline new year festival (guardian.co.uk)