Why would you choose a New Year break in Scotland? Well, no other nation in the world celebrates the New Year with quite as much revelry and passion as Scotland does, and it's hardly surprising that the enormous Hogmanay celebration that engulfs the country is legendary the world over.
Hogmanay is what we Scots call New Year's Eve - 31 December - the big night that marks the arrival of the new year. Its origins reach back to the celebration of the winter solstice among the Vikings with wild parties in late December.
But whatever the scale of the event and wherever it's held, Scotland's Hogmanay celebrations guarantee a warm welcome and more new friends than you ever knew you had, all in a frenzy of goodwill! At midnight, sing along with Auld Lang Syne. For an unforgettable Hogmanay break, it's got to be Scotland.
2022 Hogmanay events may be subject to cancellation - so check back here soon for the latest news and event information.
Hogmanay in Edinburgh
When it comes to Hogmanay, Edinburgh certainly knows how to put on a show.
This year Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrates the start of a new year! Join in with a whole host of events to welcome in the new year.
Book your tickets for the events that take your fancy and celebrate Edinburgh's New Year in style!
When the clock strikes midnight, gather your friends and family to raise a toast to a brighter year!
What to look forward to at Hogmanay
Enjoy two days of fantastic atmosphere and unforgettable memories. It must be experienced to be believed!
30 December - The Night Afore the Disco Party
The Night Afore the Disco Party is a glittering evening of pop glamour to kickstart the Hogmanay celebrations! Join Sophie Ellis-Bexter and special guests as we celebrate the upcoming new year at West Princes Street Gardens.
31 December - Hogmanay Street Party
Princes Street and Princes Street Gardens will host Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party. Set beneath the spectacular backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, party through the night with incredible live music, entertainment, DJs, giant screens, and outdoor bars.
As the bells strike midnight, admire the world-famous Edinburgh Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks on the castle ramparts. And make sure you don't leave before Auld Lang Syne - a national sing-along where you join hands with friends you just met from across the globe in its biggest rendition in the world.
Book tickets in advance.