Wednesday 30th December – Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Carnival will be in full swing Why not have a ride on the Helter Skelter or Edinburgh Wheel to get a bird’s eye view of the Castle and Princes Street ? The Winter Wonderland Ice Rink is open until 4th January 2010 and is fun for all the family. 11am – 11pm.
The Family Hoog takes place from 7pm – 10pm at the George Street Assembly Rooms. Perfect for families with children over the age of 9 to enjoy and is held for the benefit of the Bethany Christian Trust.
Winter Light – St. Giles’ Cathedral, Parliament Square, Royal Mile 7pm – 10pm
Free Entry (limited availability)
Michael Begg and Colin Potter, major figures in European electronic avant garde, present a unique performance – ‘Fragile Pitches’ – reflecting themes of light, space and fire in sound structures that compliment the experience of being in St Giles’ Cathedral at night.
Dark Light – Mary King’s Close, Royal Mile 7pm – 10pm. Ticket £10.50 adults
(with concession) (limited availability) Booking/Info: 0845 070 6244 or at door if available. www.realmarykingsclose.com
A rare opportunity to visit Edinburgh’s most famous subterranea at night. The sights, the sounds and even the smells of the street that time forgot. Hear about the Great Fire of 1824 that changed the world
Firelight – Carabosse Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is proud to present internationally renowned street theatre artists Carabosse with their magical fire installations. Carabosse light up cities around the world, their Scottish premiere will transform the Royal Mile into a breathtaking hub of fire and light. 7pm – 11pm. The Royal Mile (The squares around St. Giles’ Cathedral) Free Event
Please note: under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult to enter this event. This is an outdoor event featuring live fire installations, please dress appropriately.
Have a look at the French company’s website
The Edinburgh’s Hogmanay box office is now open for all your ticketing needs.
You can download an excellent event map (PDF) what’s on and safety information to make sure you have an enjoyable time as possible.