What’s on for Hogmanay – Edinburgh

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Dèan gàirdeachas Nollaig agus Bliadhna Ùr còmhla rinn.

 

There’s so much happening in Edinburgh for New Year but with many options it can be a little overwhelming. In light of this, we’ve made a round up of our personal favourites!

 

Street Party

 

The party starts at 7:30pm on the 31st of December

Enjoy a complimentary Johnnie Walker cocktail as you celebrate the end of a year and bring in 2020, in an unforgettable fashion. Edinburgh celebrates Hogmanay under the stars with DJ’s, Bands and Street Performers from all over the world.

When the clock strikes midnight the sky shall be lit up by an incredible firework display and the sounds of world-famous Mark Ronson. This is not an event to be missed!

 

 

Ceilidh under the Castle

Celebrations Kick off at 8:30pm on the 31st of December

Start the New Year the Scottish way at the Ceilidh under the Castle. Whirl or jig, fling or be flung under the watchful eye of Edinburgh Castle.

Join hands with old friends and new to dance in the New Year with a full ceilidh band and plenty of local food and drink to keep you spinning all night.

This year’s jigs and reels will be brought to you by some smashing ceilidh bands, to be announced!

At midnight, welcome in 2020 with a breath-taking fireworks display, amidst the historic setting of the majestic Edinburgh Castle.

 

 

Mark Ronson in the Gardens

 

Make the most of Hogmanay with Mark on 31st of December at 9:00pm

Celebrate Hogmanay in spectacular style with Grammy and Oscar Award winner Mark Ronson!

Join one of the biggest names in the music industry at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay’s for the party of a lifetime. He’s worked with pop royalty, from Stevie Wonder to Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars and now Mark Ronson will play the best tunes to thousands of party-goers at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. At midnight, say goodbye to 2019 and welcome in 2020 to the ultimate party playlist and the best views of the fireworks over Edinburgh Castle!

A ticket for Concert in the Gardens will include a wristband for access to the Street Party.

 

Torchlight Procession

 

Happens the day before Hogmanay, 7:00pm on the 30th of December

Blaze through the city accompanied by pipers and drummers, fire and fanfare and forge a river of light through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

 

A spectacular and unforgettable family-friendly event culminating in the historic Holyrood Park.

50p from every ticket bought goes to One City Trust, fighting inequality and exclusion in the City of Edinburgh

 

 

Bairns ‘Afore

 

31st of December on the 31st at 5:00pm

The Bairns’ ‘Afore makes for the our favourite family- friendly Hogmanay experience imaginable.

Join Dick and Dom, the comedy duo from the ‘telly, playing the best tunes to get you dancing and singing along. The event is all topped off by its very own spectacular fireworks, allowing the same excitement as the adult’s street party later on. It’s the best way to celebrate as a clan and still get the kids home to bed before the madness starts.

 

Our apartments are open planned and generously sized making hosting, gathering with family & friends and making memories easy.

 

If you like the sound of any of these, our apartments are within excellent walking distance to these events.

 

Get your event tickets here. 

 

Edinburgh Festival to mark 70th Birthday with Additional Funding

A year after experts warned The Edinburgh Festival was slipping out of the “Festival Premier League”, organisers have received an extra half a million pounds of funding. This comes as great news to both big and small businesses throughout the city who often rely upon the festival as a major source of income.

The new head of The Edinburgh Festival, Julia Amour, is also looking to change the ethos of event. She is keen to incorporate funding from local businesses and create a volunteer programme which is similar to the one used at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

After scrutiny in recent times, things are definitely looking better for the Festival. Please click on the photo above to read more on the

Coming to Edinburgh and not sure what do?

Why not check out the . Located only a a few metres from the Castle Esplanade, this is definitely one of Edinburgh’s most underrated tourist attraction. Lots of visual trickery + a great view of Edinburgh from the top!

If you are looking for a weekend break – we have availability throughout November and December. Book direct and receive best price guaranteed and free gift on arrival!

Royal Mile Light Show Held Over Festive Period

Throughout the Festive Period, The Royal Mile in Edinburgh will be transformed into a spectacular light show that will utilise 60,000 lights.

The show which will run from the 30th November – 24th December is sponsored by Virgin Money and Scotland’s Winter Festivals. The event will show twice daily at 6.30pm and 8.30pm. For more information click on this link Royal Mile Light Show

Things to do in Edinburgh

Coming to Edinburgh but not sure what to do? I’d recommend you check out this article: http://ow.ly/RgUXf . Washing your face with the dew from Arthur’s Seat is a must!

Edinburgh as original inspiration for Game of Thrones

Who would have thought Edinburgh was the original inspiration for Game of Thrones. For those of you that have yet to visit Edinburgh this interactive map will give you a perspective of where the various landmarks are situated. Simply click on the link below:

Game of Thrones Edinburgh

Edinburgh Hogmanay Packages Now on Sale!

Our sister group Destination Edinburgh is now selling packages for this year’s Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party. There is a variety of hotels on offer as part of these packages so why not browse through our selection by clicking on the link below

Destination Edinburgh Hogmanay Packages

Hogmanay in Edinburgh, Scotland

A round-up of the biggest New Years Eve celebrations in the World

The Hogmanay festival is a Scottish tradition famous throughout the world. It is when Scots joyously come together to celebrate the previous year and the new, upcoming year. Unlike many parts of the world the celebration is not solely a party for one evening on the 31st December instead the festivities last for days.

Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is famous for holding the best Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland. Edinburgh hosts the biggest New Year’s Eve party in the world with its Hogmanay Street Party, shutting down the city centre so that thousands of people from all over the world can listen to top musicians, join together in a ceilidh dance, watch the most spectacular of fireworks displays and sing the world’s biggest rendition of Auld Lang Syne.

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The Edinburgh Hogmanay festival actually begins on the 30th December with a torchlight process starting at George IV Bridge and proceeding up to Carlton Hill to watch another magnificent firework display. With many celebrations happening on New Year’s Eve during the day, a real highlight is the Candlelit Concert in St Giles Cathedral, a must-do event.

To shift those hangovers in the morning of January 1st hundreds of people gather in South Queensferry to take part in the Loony Dook which involves diving into the River Forth, in the shadow of the famous Forth Rail Bridge, in a skimpy outfit to raise money for charity, proving that Scots are perhaps the barmiest nation of all.

loony dook

This year we totally sold out all our Hogmanay packages, so book early to avoid disappointment. Book from January 5th 2015, to reserve your 2015/16 Hogmanay packages with Glory Days and Destination Edinburgh.

 

 

For further information and other Scottish Hogmanay destination ideas look at:

http://www.visitscotland.com/holidays/seasonal-breaks/hogmanay-breaks

 

Lily Allen to headline at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Great news for all Edinburgh Hogmanay revellers for 2014/15.  The big announcement for this year is that Lily Allen will headline at the Concert in the Gardens.  It is fantastic news for all of our clients who have booked for this year, and it promises to be a great event as ever.

Bring in the bells Scottish style and join us for the party of all parties!

Click here to read more from the Edinburgh News website