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Join in one of the biggest events in the Scottish calendar. Show the rest of the world how to party by joining in one of the events on offer.

Edinburgh Hogmanay is one of the top 100 things to do before you die and has also appeared in the top 25 world travel experiences.

From traditional Scottish music and dance and firelit torches beside the fantastic lit Edinburgh castle to dancing away with some of the most popular stars in princes's street gardens, there is a range of many things to do and something for every member of the family to enjoy.

Start the night early in the Bairns Afore party with plenty family fun and entertainment lined up and all this before bedtime for the little ones in your group. Or if you await the clock striking 12 on NYE and join in the main event at a concert in the park in princes's park and celebrate late into the night with music, food and drink stalls galore then be in the best spot for the prestigious fireworks display at 12.

If you dare celebrate Edinburgh style become a Loony Duck dress up in your wackiest outfit and march the highstreets before dunking yourself in the cold waters of the river forth all in the name of charity.

On the other hand, if you want to stay warm and dry there is plenty of vantage points along the high streets with cafes and bars setting tables outside so you can witness the events unfolding but these get booked up quickly so make sure you book in advance

With so many things going off on different dates and places here are the key dates so make sure you put them in your diary.

Key dates

· Torchlight Procession: Wednesday 30th December 7pm
· Bairns Afore: Sunday 31st December 5pm
· Street Party: Sunday 31st December 7pm
· Ceilidh under the Castle with Edinburgh Gin: Sunday 31st December 8pm
· Concert in the Gardens: Sunday 31st December 8pm
· Loony Dook: Monday 1st January 10.30am
· Message From The Skies: 1st - 25th January, 5.30pm onwards

Happy New Year from Edinburgh

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