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  • Writer's pictureJenna Cockburn

NEWS: 30 Years of Edinburgh's Hogmanay - The Biggest Celebration Yet!

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is back and ready to light-up the city as revellers party into 2024!

Join visitors from around the globe at 4-days of incredible events from Friday 29 December 2023 – Monday 1 January 2024, featuring incredible live music, spectacular fireworks and Street Party extravaganzas. Come and join the party at the ‘Home of Hogmanay’.


Event Location Time

Friday 29 December 2023

Torchlight Procession The Meadows 6.30pm - 8.30pm Ho-Ho-Hogmanay Assembly Rooms 8pm – 9.30pm

Saturday 30 December 2023

Night Afore Disco Party West Princes Street Gardens 6pm - 10pm Night Afore Hoolie Assembly Rooms 8pm – 10pm

Sunday 31 December 2023

Bairns New Year Revels Assembly Rooms 2pm – 3.30pm Candlelit Concert St Giles’ Cathedral 6pm - 8pm Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party Princes Street 9pm – 12.50am Concert in the Gardens West Princes Street Gardens 9pm – 12.50am New Year Revels Assembly Rooms 9pm – 1am

Monday 1 January 2024

Sprogmanay National Museum of Scotland & Assembly Roxy 2pm – 5pm First Footin’ (free live music trail) Various venues 2pm - 8pm

📸 Images by Edinburgh's Hogmanay



Since the inaugural event in 1993, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay quickly grew into one of the world’s leading New Year celebrations, and over three decades has welcomed millions of visitors and locals to party in Scotland’s capital, the ‘Home of Hogmanay’.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay returned in 2022/23 and was a major factor in aiding economic recovery in the capital’s tourism and hospitality sector, generated over £48.5M for Scotland’s economy and continues to be a bucket list experience for people around the world looking to celebrate at the ‘Home of Hogmanay’.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is one of Edinburgh’s eleven major festivals, created in 1993, the festival quickly grew into a globally recognised event, attracting visitors from around the world to celebrate New Year in Edinburgh, the ‘Home of Hogmanay.

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay was first created and produced by Unique Events, on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council, in 1993.

Edinburgh based producers Unique Events & Assembly Festival joined forces in 2022 to form UniqueAssembly, and are contracted to create and produce the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay festival until 2024.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2023/24 is a key part of Scotland’s winter tourism calendar, generating over £48 million in economic benefit, with over 85,000 people anticipated to attend events in the city for the four-day celebrations.

Over 3.25 million revellers have experienced the world-famous Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party over the last 30 years


Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2023-24 is Scotland’s premier Winter Festival – celebrating 30 years of spectacular events which have positioned Edinburgh as one of the world’s greatest New Year celebrations and rightful place as the ‘Home of Hogmanay’.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is created and designed by collaborators UniqueAssembly, delivered by their highly experienced team, on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council.

UniqueAssembly Ltd produce the world-renowned Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations and on behalf of The City of Edinburgh Council deliver Edinburgh’s Christmas 2023 celebrations.


EventScotland is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events by securing and supporting an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events. It provides funding opportunities and access to resources and information to develop the industry.

They are a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, the national tourism organisation, alongside Business Events and Development teams.


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