Published on November 7, 2013 | by Daniela


Edinburgh’s Hogmanay: the World’s Best New Year Party

Can you imagine three incredible days of thrilling cultural and celebratory events, with theatre, music, dance and street shows, seasoned with the magic of Christmas and topped with the thrill for the end of another old year? Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party & Concert in the Gardens is all about this, and draws massive crowds from all over the globe.

This is the World’s Best New Year Party. Hogmanay is Edinburgh’s iconic Street Party, with hundreds of revelers celebrating and sharing the year end. A 3-day festival packed with events and activities for families, friends, lovers, and singles, right in the centre of the city.

This year, Hogmanay officially kicks off on December 30th, with a range of great activities.

The opening event of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is the Torchlight Procession, one of the most eye-catching spectacles in the annual calendar of the city, definitely not to be missed. Head up to Parliament Square, on December 30th, at 7.00 pm and watch the river of torch carriers as they get up to the Son et Lumiére, where a spectacular firework- finale will light up on Carlton Hill.

For those who would like to enjoy calmer celebration on December 31st there is the Candlelit Concert in St Giles’ Cathedral, where you will experience the magic of music in one of Scotland’s most iconic venues. This year’s concert celebrates the music of Bach.

On December 31st, 80,000 friends beneath the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle will be dancing their way into 2014 at the Concert in the Gardens, with incredible live music and entertainment, DJ’s, giant screens, special guests, outdoor bars and the famous Midnight Fireworks.

An outdoor ceilidh experience awaits you within an exclusive area of the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party. A Ceilidh Caller will teach you the moves to dance this traditional Scottish music, in the midst of exclusive food and drink and incredible views of the spectacular Midnight Fireworks.

Moreover, you can choose to celebrate the arrival of 2014 by taking part in the incredible Loony Dook, the annual splash in the River Forth in the shadow of the world-famous Forth Rail Bridge. Over the past 25 years, thousands of people have taken part to this crazy event, generating huge amounts of sponsorship for charities across the UK. It doesn’t seem so, but this is a charity event.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay takes place from December 30th, 2013 January 1st, 2014 if you would like to partecipate in take a look at the hotels deals in Edinburgh and at the flight offers to Edinburgh.

However you decide to spend Hogmanay, be safe, dress warmly and begin to have fun watching this video about Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.

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Hi, I am Daniela and I am passionate about creative languages - especially in advertising - voyages, wine&food and. .. shoes. I was born in Canada and now I live in Sicily, where I'm a travel and new trends writer and blogger, combining with this activity a strong devotion to the world of hotel hospitality. I also translate texts and websites in English and collaborate with several wineries being specialized in copywriting about wines and territories, interpreting and guided tours.

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