EVENT – Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, What’s on 31st December 2010

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 Zoo.  Corstorphine Road.  9.30am – 4.30pm.    Tickets only £5.

Edinburgh Castle.  9.30am – 4.15 pm (last admission).    Daft days, meet Mary Queen of Scots and her lady in waiting.  11am-4.30pm.

Royal Botanical Gardens. 10am – 4pm.   

Royal Yacht Britannia. 10am – 3.30pm (last admission)   

Edinburgh’s Ice Rink.  10am – 6pm.  Prices vary.   

Edinburgh’s Christmas fair.  10am-8pm.  Ride the Big Wheel for spectacular views of Edinburgh, or have a shot on the Christmas Carousel.  Prices vary.   

Hogmanay Carnival, Market Street.  11am-11pm, prices vary   

Jack and the Beanstalk, King’s Theatre.  1pm & 5pm.   

Film Season – Shallow Grave, Filmhouse Cinema  1.45pm & 7pm   

Musical Walking Tour from Oor Tours and Graeme E Pearson.  2pm, £10 including a nip.  Our review.  Sensible shoes required.

Family Ceilidh, National Museum of Scotland.   2pm – 1.35pm.   FREE.  

The Secret Garden, Edinburgh Festival Theatre.  2.30pm.   

The Snow Queen, Lyceum Theatre.  2.30pm.   

Candlelit concert. St Giles Cathedral.  7.30pm – 9pm.  £16.  A festive celebration in the candlelit atmosphere of St Giles’ Cathedral.  This year’s concert celebrates the music of J.S. Bach and Mozart. Two seasonal cantatas, ‘Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ’ and ‘Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme’, from the Baroque master are partnered
by Mozart’s Coronation Mass.   

Rick’s Hogmanay Party 8pm – 3am. Cocktails from around the world for £5 each.  Starting off with Dubai at 8pm followed by other cities & countries every hour; Moscow, Capetown, Paris, Edinburgh, Azores Islands and Rio de Janiero.  Standard entry tickets are complimentary, contact Rick’s.

Grand Hogmanay Ball, Sheraton Hotel.  8.30pm – 1am.   Live music, traditional Scottish elements with some ceilidh dancing and a piper.  Haggis, neeps and tatties included in your ticket price. Shimmering 5 star city centre venue with a view of the fireworks  

Graeme E Pearson at the Waterline Pub, The Shore.  Traditional Scottish singing from a tall man in tartan breeks.  What more do you need to bring the New Year in?  Our review of his singing.  FREE entry.

Vegas!  Grand Hogmanay Ball, Ocean Terminal.  9pm-3am.  Tickets from £30. 

Hogmanay Street Party.  Stages live 9pm-1am — £15 administration fee.  Featuring The Kaiser Chiefs, The Coral, Goldie Looking Chain.  No admission after 11pm.   

Concert in the Gardens with Biffy Clyro Princes St Gardens – 9pm-1am.  Only Gardens tickets left.  Also featuring Charlatans & Billy Bragg.   

The Keilidh, Mound Precinct. 9pm-1am – £30 + booking fee. No recommended for under 16s.  Welcome 2011 in style as you birl through the bells at the The Keilidh, the outdoor ceilidh experience set within an exclusive area of the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party. Featuring the very best in traditional Scottish music, a Ceilidh Caller to teach you the moves, exclusive food and drink area and incredible views of the spectacular Midnight Fireworks.   

Fireworks.  Midnight.  To bring in 2011, fireworks are let off from Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill.  Can be viewed from around town.  FREE.   


Free buses from Lothian Buses and RBS

Lothian Buses are providing FREE buses home on the 1st from 12.15am – 4am.  Click on this link to find a map of departure points and this link for the services that are running.   


Further details and ticket information available at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay website.   

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

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