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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay certainly shows the world how to celebrate the New Year with true Scottish flare.  With 3 days of spectacular events, fantastic music and amazing crowds from all around the world… The celebrations planned for 2017 are no exception and we have a perfect location here at The Scotsman Hotel to make the most this world class event.

So what are the plans for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2017?  Here’s just some of the confirmed details…

30th December 2017, 7pm – Torchlight Procession

A spectacular sea of light illuminates the winter night, to mark the opening of Edinburgh’s New Year celebrations. Blaze through the city accompanied by a cast of pipers and drummers, bear a torch or grab a spot and watch the river of light flow through the heart of Edinburgh. Click here for details on how to participate.

31st December 2017 (Hogmanay) 5pm – Bairns Afore

A new event for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, this is one for the families! Celebrate with the kids, with spectacular fireworks and family entertainment, and all afore bedtime! Leading entertainers will perform on the main stage in West Princes Street Gardens, before it’s time to look up, ooh and ahh, as fireworks light up the sky over Edinburgh Castle!  Bairns Afore gives families the chance to enjoy their own Hogmanay experience, and still have the kids tucked up in bed well before the midnight bells. Click here for details on tickets.

31st December 2017 (Hogmanay) 7pm – Street Party

From 7pm, Edinburgh will throw open its doors to the world. Join the three Street Party stages and other stages up and down Princes Street to celebrate the New Year in the heart of the city.  From the moment the doors open at 7pm, till after the midnight bells have fallen silent, bands and DJs, street performers and dancers, acrobats, disco divas and fire eaters will all combine to make it the party of a lifetime. At midnight, the ultimate fireworks display will mark the end of the old year and usher in 2018 set against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Click here for details on tickets.

31st December 2017 (Hogmanay) 8.30pm – Ceilidh Under The Castle

Dance the night away at a traditional Scottish Ceilidh, under the stunning backdrop of the iconic Edinburgh Castle. Experience the best of Scotland at the Ceilidh under the Castle. Whirl or jig, fling or be flung under 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.  Click here for details on tickets.

31st December 2017 (Hogmanay) 9pm – Concert in the Gardens

See in the New Year with the ultimate festival ticket for the headline music act, Rag’n’Bone Man, and the best view of the midnight fireworks and more special guests still to be announced. Click here for details on tickets.

1st January 2018 (New Year’s Day) 10.30am – Loony Dook

Get 2018 off to a fresh start with a bracing New Year’s Day dip in the freezing River Forth!  Combat that hangover by dressing up and running into the revitalising waters of the Firth of Forth at one of Scotland’s finest Hogmanay traditions and raise some money for charity. Click here for more details.

Scotsman Hotel

The Scotsman Hotel offers a range of bedrooms and suites bursting with Scottish charm and individuality.  Our location couldn’t be better for celebrating Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and our hospitality offers warmth that will truly make you feel at home.  Book now at The Scotsman Hotel and enjoy the celebrations!

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