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). 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 – 8pm. Prices vary.
Edinburgh’s Christmas fair. 10am-10pm. 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
Music Fair, The Lot, Grassmarket 11am – 4pm. Selling vinyl and CDs
Jack and the Beanstalk, King’s Theatre. 2pm & 7pm
The Secret Garden, Edinburgh Festival Theatre. 2.30pm & 7.30pm.
Film Season – Trainspotting, Filmhouse Cinema 4pm & 8.45pm
Opening Night in Resolution Square. 5pm-9pm New event to mark the launch for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. Enjoy a feast of music, entertainment, fire and fireworks. FREE.
Torchlight procession. 6.30pm. Watch for free as this river of lights leave Parliament Square for Calton Hill. Torches available for £6 in advance, or £7 on the night. Proceeds this year go to Forth One Cash For Kids and Barnardo’s Scotland
The Snow Queen, Lyceum Theatre. 2.30pm & 7pm.
Hairpsray The Musical. Edinburgh Playhouse, prices vary. 7.30pm
Scottish Fiddle Orchestra, Usher Hall. 7.30pm, prices vary.
Son et Lumiére Finale 7.45pm, Calton Hill. The spectacular Son et Lumiére light and firework display, signals the beginning of the four day Edinburgh’s Hogmanay festival. FREE.
Further details and ticket information available at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay website.