Tuesday 29th December – Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Carnival will be in full swing (Market Street carnival opens 11am on the 28th). 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.
The Torchlight Procession and Son et Lumiere Finale will also be another wonderful event. The procession is the opening event of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and will see thousands of people create a river of fire from the Royal Mile to Calton Hill. Starts at 6.30pm from Parliament Square. Torches cost £5 in advance, £6 on the night and the money raised goes to local and Scottish charities.
At 7.45pm (approx) The spectacular Son et Lumiére light and firework display, signals the beginning of the five day Edinburgh’s Hogmanay festival. Calton Hill, free and unticketed.
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.