It’s nearing the end of 2022, and the new year is almost upon us. Now that most of us have our Christmas plans sorted, it’s time to think about where to celebrate Hogmanay. While some people are looking forward to dancing into 2023 at an extravagant party, others prefer quieter options. So, we’ve summoned up a list of things to do in Edinburgh this Hogmanay.
1. Attend the iconic Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party
It’s official, Edinburgh Hogmanay is back with the iconic Street Party to welcome in 2023 with a bang in the city centre. Basically, it’s just a huge party on the streets of Edinburgh. Expect DJ soundtracks, giant screens, funfair attractions and a complete selection of street food & drink throughout the arena. This year, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party visitors will be part of the light show. Every attendee will be given an LED wristband that will light up at midnight. Just let loose and have the best night of your life at one of the greatest New Year’s celebrations in the world. Looks like tickets are now sold out, but you can still purchase the Concert at the Gardens ticket to access the street party.
2. Sing along to the greatest hits of The Petshop Boys at Concert At The Gardens
The main event of the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens will be headlined by Pet Shop Boys Greatest Hits show Dreamworld into the New Year on December 31, as the pop legends will show the world how to party. On top of the impressive headliners, there will also be surprise guest DJs to warm the audience up. Tickets are £70, and concert ticket holders will then also have access to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party.
3. Attend an intimate celebration in scarlet red dress code with DJs at this speakeasy venue
Virgin Hotels are bringing their scarlet red signature colour to life this year by throwing the ‘hottest’ party in town at their brand new events and all-day dining venue, Eve. Everyone’s gonna be dressed in red and ready to ring in 2023 with a line-up of world-renowned DJs, plenty of fizz to go around and a extravagant dinner sorted. Whether you’re looking for an unforgettable dinner experience or a place to dance the night away, there is a selection of packages available, from ‘Dinner Only’ to the ‘Pimp My Party’ package which provides the ultimate VIP experience with no queues, your own table for the night and table service, ensuring you always have your glass topped up. You can book your spot here.
4. Indulge in a decadent champagne dinner surrounded by cherry blossoms and deep house DJs
Tattu Edinburgh is throwing a New Year’s Eve party full of hedonistic elegance in their icey-blue lit, cherry blossom-filled restaurant. Soundtracked by deep house DJs, it’s set to be an indulgent night with great food, great music and an even greater atmosphere. The venue will be offering a specially curated three-course dinner served with NV La Cuvée Brut Laurent-Perrier Champagne and all the chill extravagant vibes. Diner can opt for a three-course lunch during the day from 12pm until 4pm for £75 per person, and from 5pm onwards for the three-course dinner service for £135 per person. You can book your table here.
5. Go axe throwing, play crazier golf and AR darts at this entertainment bar
Boom Battle Bar in Omni Centre is also throwing a Hogmanay party, and they’ve got some sweet activities to pair it with. The vibes are definitely sorted in this one, with £5 cocktails and £2.75 shots all night long and plenty of activities to choose from like axe throwing, crazier golf, AR darts, shuffleboard and American pool. And if you’re hungry, just order some boom bites such as pizza or hot wings to keep you going throughout the night. The entry is free, and if you book your game before 6pm on New Year’s Eve, you will get a free welcome drink. You can book your games here.