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Well, no other city in the world celebrates the New Year as we do.
Hogmanay is what we Scots call New Year’s Eve the 31st of December and it is the biggest celebration of the year, if you have never celebrated the new year with us then you have missed out. Whatever way you decide to celebrate the big night, Scotland’s Hogmanay celebrations guarantee a warm welcome and more new friends than you ever knew you had.
When it comes to Hogmanay, Edinburgh certainly knows how to put on a show whether it’s the enchanting torchlight procession, the famous Hogmanay street party, and spectacular firework display, or a toe-tapping ceilidh and concert in Princes Street Gardens.
Perfectly located in the heart of Edinburgh the Holyrood Aparthotel provides spacious modern serviced apartments that are ideal for both short and long stays. All of our apartments are designed to offer a light, contemporary style with ample clean uncluttered living areas.
The Holyrood Aparthotel sits conveniently in Edinburgh’s Old Town, on the foot of the Royal Mile. We are a short walk from Waverley Train Station as well as Edinburgh’s most iconic attractions and landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat, Holyrood Palace, Princes Street, and Carlton Hill to name just a few. The Royal Mile is home to some of the city’s most well know independent retailers, cafes, restaurants, and bars.
Blaze through the city accompanied by fire and light installations as you move through the illuminated heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. A spectacular and unforgettable family-friendly event finishing in the historic Holyrood Park. On reaching the park, you will be asked to light a slow-burning candle that will eventually form an image over the course of the event. Click here to learn more.
We welcome merrymakers to one of the greatest events on the planet. You have two choices:
Celebrate Hogmanay in spectacular style with a Garden Access ticket, party the night away in front of the Ross Band, and be in the best location for the midnight fireworks. Set beneath the spectacular backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, dance the night away at the Concert in the Gardens featuring incredible live music, entertainment, DJs, giant screens, and outdoor bars. Artists will be announced in the coming weeks. Click here to learn more.
Prepare to be entertained with one of the world’s greatest street theatre companies, Close-Act Theatre who will animate the street as you party at the bells. At midnight, the unforgettable fireworks will once again be back at Edinburgh Castle. Click here to learn more.
And if you need something to clear your head the morning after, why not take part in the (literally) breathtaking Loony Dook, the annual splash in the River Forth at South Queensferry? Take part in the Dookers Parade through the High Street before taking the plunge in the freezing Forth with the iconic Forth Bridges as a backdrop. And don’t forget your fancy dress! Or you could just sleep in.
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Please note these dates and events are usually held on an annual basis but due to the current circumstances we cannot guarantee that these events will be going ahead or on the dates stated.
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