It’s official, Edinburgh Hogmanay is back with the iconic Street Party to welcome in 2024 with a bang in the city centre, including four days of celebrations. After being cancelled in 2021 due to the pandemic, people from all around the world will be ecstatic to hear it is back on track and hosted by Unique Events and Assembly Festival who are also hosting Edinburgh’s Christmas.
Expect DJ soundtracks, giant screens, funfair attractions and a complete selection of street food & drink throughout the arena. What is more, the Torchlight Procession will be taking place for the first time since 2019, and is expecting to welcome 20,000 participants.
The Torchlight Procession will be raising funds for the homelessness charity Social Bite, hoping to raise £50,000 for the worthy cause. Taking place on Friday, December 29, the procession will start at The Meadows at 7pm and will make its way to the city centre. Keep in mind that the start location is not the same as the previous years! Live entertainment will begin at 6pm at The Meadows, before the procession starts an hour later.
Hogmanay Street Party
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party will welcome 40,000 visitors from around the world on December 31 with views over Edinburgh Castle, as well as traditional firework displays on the ground on West Princes Street, as well as live soundtracks, giant screens, Street Performers, Pipers, Drummers, funfair attractions, delicious street food & drink throughout the arena and a carnival-like feel.
Edinburgh Hogmanay welcomes the return of pyrotechnic wizards, Titanium, who once more, who will be designing noteworthy New Year firework displays, launched from the stunning setting of Edinburgh Castle for an unforgettable firework and light spectacle.
As usual, the first 5000 ticket purchases with an EH postcode will be discounted at £23.50, while the full price tickets come at £28.50. The tickets go on sale on October 18, so if you’re an Edinburgh resident and want to take advantage of the discount or are coming from further away, get the tickets here.
Edinburgh Hogmanay Line-Up
While the full line-up is yet to be announced, Hogmanay celebrations begin on December 29 with the procession, and The Night Afore Disco Party on December 30 where you can dance the night away at this family-friendly event.
December 31 will also see a candlelit concert at St Giles’ Cathedral is set to provide a festive celebration featuring soulful music for brass, choir and organ. As usual, January 1 will see Sprogmanay with a family-friendly programme, as well as First Footin’ with a free live music trail around the city.
To view the full programme and book your tickets, you can head to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay website.