All events are subject to change due to inclement weather. Please check through links and local press if weather is bad.
Camera Obscura. Royal Mile. 10am-5pm.
Edinburgh Castle. 9.30am – 4.15 pm (last admission). Happy Old Year 11am – 3pm. Help celebrate the year just past. Discern the fine dishes of spicy 16th-century food; admire the application of 16th-century make-up and tremble before a demonstration of the Royal Guard’s armour and weaponry.
Horseracing at Musselburgh. Doors open 10.30am, first race 12.20pm. Tickets £18.
Hogmanay Carnival, Market Street. 11am-11pm. Prices vary.
Edinburgh’s Ice Rink. 12noon – 10pm. Prices vary.
Edinburgh’s Christmas fair. 12noon – 10pm. Ride the Big Wheel for spectacular views of Edinburgh, or have a shot on the Christmas Carousel. Prices vary.
The One O’Clock Run. Suitable for all the family, check in from 11am and warm up from 12.30pm. Blow off the cobwebs and run down the Royal Mile. Buy tickets early, places are limited. £8 including t-shirt which must be worn.
Resolution Square music and poetry. Stage live 1pm – 6pm. Mound Precinct by the National Galleries. FREE.Specially commissioned Haikus – one-versed poems evoking single moments – from some of Scotland’s leading writers and poets on screens on the Royal Scottish Academy. Resolution Songs. Main Stage 1pm – 2pm & 4.45pm – 6pm. Five of Scotland’s foremost singer-songwriters perform specially written Resolution Songs for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay along with some of their well known work. Main Stage 2pm – 4.45pm. Exclusive performances from Scotland’s 2010 award-winning musicians.
Film season – Hallam Foe, Filmhouse Cinema. 1.45pm & 7pm.
A New Year’s Day Conversation 2pm. Hawthornden Lecture Theatre 2pm–3.15pm. National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound. £10. The hugely popular New Year’s Day Conversation welcomes Scotland’s award-winning crime writers Ian Rankin and Lin Anderson to talk about Edinburgh, an inspirational city to literature and art, in the past, the present and the future.
The Loony Dook, South Queensferry. 2.30pm. £6. Tickets MUST be bought in advance this year. Start 2011 with a chilly dip into the water – a great event and one to remember.
Resolution Concert – 5pm – 8pm. £11 + booking fee. New event for 2011. KT Tunstall takes to the stage at West Princes Street Gardens along with King Creosote, Kassidy, Silver Columns.
Hogmanay Carnival, Market Street. 11am-11pm, prices vary
Further details and ticket information available at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay website.