EVENT – Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, What’s on 30th December

Wednesday 30th DecemberEdinburgh’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.

7.30pm.  Off Kilter is a Scottish dance and music extravaganza playing for five performances only at the Festival Theatre.  Sure to be a sell out, don’t delay in buying your ticket.

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 Calvin Harris club night has sold out as has Legendary Light at Edinburgh Castle


Extra Info

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.

The full event list can be found at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay web site.   You can even post your New Years’ Resolutions on the online wall.

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