Hogmanay in Edinburgh
Highlighted as one of the ‘Top 100 things to do before you die’ Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party is one of the world’s greatest New Year celebrations.
The Edinburgh Hogmanay party offers 3 days of incredible bands, spectacular events and crowds from around the world. Don't miss out on the spectacular that is Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations.
The Torchlight Procession on 30th December is the start of three days of spectacular Edinburgh’s Hogmanay events. Joining the Up Helly Vikings from the Shetland Islands last year were over 35,000 participants including, massed pipes & drums and thousands of torch carriers as they illuminated the city from the starting position of George IV Bridge to the viewing areas ending on Calton Hill. The Torchlight Procession fireworks finale can be viewed across the city and beyond and expects to be even bigger and more spectacular this year.
On Hogmanay, 31st December, a number of events are planned from the more traditional such as the Candlelit Concert at St Giles Cathredral where J.S.Bach’s cantata for New Year’s Day "Jesu nun sei gepreiset" will be the star of the show; the concert concludes with Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de Confessore, with its famous Laudate Dominum soprano solo. St. Giles’ Cathedral Choir are also joined by a stunning array of young soloists.
To experience the very best in traditional Scottish music why not experience the world’s largest outdoor New Year ceilidh! In this exclusive event arena with outdoor dancefloor, bars and food village.there is no better place to bring in 2015 beneath the spectacular Midnight Fireworks from Edinburgh Castle.
Highlighted as one of the ‘Top 100 things to do before you die’ and recently the only festival to appear in the ‘Discovery Channel – Top 25 World Travel Experiences’, Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party is one of the world’s greatest New Year celebrations.
Live bands and DJs fill the streets with music and the city centre comes alive with festivities as party people from all over the world gather to bring in 2015 in style. One of the world's biggest outdoor parties is framed by the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle making for a truly breathtaking evening. As the clock strikes midnight, images of the fireworks from Edinburgh Castle are beamed around the world to over 1 billion people. 2013/14 was a total sell-out and the crowd welcomed 2014 in spectacular style with a sound and visual feast and five firework displays from Edinburgh Castle.
Greyfriars Apartments are once again delighted to offer packages to the world famous Edinburgh’s Hogmanay as well as Edinburgh’s Christmas. All of our packages include the following:
- Variety of Edinburgh City Centre accommodation to choose from, all within walking distance of the Street party
- Official Edinburgh Street Party pass
- Flexible durations
Please get in touch by calling one of our friendly staff on +44 779 487 5890 or Book Online