"Truly festive city - Hogmanay!" Hogmanay Tip by carlitoab

Hogmanay, Edinburgh: 4 reviews and 3 photos

Having done Hogmanay 6 times I am a little bored with it, the first time was the best of course! Not only is the night itself great given that there is a massive street party, the city is completely buzzing for pretty much a solid week either side of new year's eve! The great advantages are that pubsare open till 3 and clubs till 5 cause of special festival hours granted by the council. Edinburgh has tonnes of great pubs, bars, cafes, clubs and more to suit everyone's tastes.

Tickets for the street party must be ordered in advance. There are probably less than 100,000 these days and tickets are drawn on a lottery basis. This means sending a self addressed, stamped envelope well before the deadline, especially for international applicants. It is also possible to pay and be guaranteed a ticket.

I should also mention that there is a gig in the Princes street gardens too. There are always a few large acts. Great views of the fireworks can be enjoyed

Address: Street Party - Princes Street
Directions: City centre!
Website: http://www.edinburghshogmanay.org

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 13, 2005
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