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Hogmanay 2019 - Edinburgh New Year's Eve

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New Year’s Eve is famous worldwide for some massive celebrations from the harbourside festivities in Sydney to New York’s Times Square. In the UK there is no bigger celebration than Edinburgh’s Hogmanay!

Our tour includes three nights hostel accommodation in the heart of town, optional train transfers from London, plus:
  • Torchlight procession on 30 December
  • International NYE countdown party from 11am on 31 December
  • Hogmanay NYE Street Party
  • Loony Dook swim on New Year's Day

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  • Three nights central Edinburgh hostel accommodation (6 & 8-bed rooms)
  • Torchlight procession on 30 December
  • International NYE countdown party from 11am on 31 December
  • Hogmanay New Year's Eve Street Party
  • New Year's Day party at Loony Dook
  • Optional train transfers from London
  • Funky Fanatics Hogmanay t-shirt

The Festival

Hogmanay festivities run over a number of days and include the following:

  • Torchlight Procession (30 December): Hogmanay kicks off with the Torchlight Procession through the city centre from 7pm (ticket included, add your own torch when making your booking!)

  • NYE Street Party (31 December): The big one! Our day party starts with NZ & Aussie NYE countdowns before Princes Street comes alive with over 80,000 people for the massive Hogmanay NYE Street Party!

  • Loony Dook (1 January): Hogmanay’s annual Loony Dook - a dip in the icy waters of the Firth of Forth at Queensferry. We'll be running our coach down to Queensferry in the morning for anyone wanting to have a dip in the freezing Forth waters or just watch the clowns that do!


Edinburgh is one of Europe’s great cities with some excellent shopping and entertainment venues and of course its famous castle spectacularly situated at the top of the Royal Mile. There’s always plenty to see and do here such as discovering the history of the area at Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Houses of Parliament, and a lively entertainment scene centered in the Grassmarket below the Castle. Needless to say during Hogmanay Edinburgh is absolutely rocking!

Our Accommodation

We stay at Edinburgh Backpackers, one of Edinburgh's most popular hostels, centrally located right in the middle of the Hogmanay action! Rooms are 6-8 beds each.


Monday 30 December - Edinburgh Arrival & Torchlight Procession

Check-in is available from 3pm, arrival details will be emailed to you three weeks before the tour.

Our optional train transfer departs London at 9am this morning (details will be emailed to you ahead of the tour).

Meet our tour leaders in the hostel lobby between 5-6pm to collect your tour merchandise and tickets. We will then head to Hogmanay's opening event - the Torchlight Procession (torch vouchers available when making your booking) - before kicking on at our opening night party.

Tuesday 31 December - International NYE Countdowns & NYE Street Party!

Today we start things early with our International NYE Countdown party starting at 11am with the Kiwis bringing in the new year!

From 7pm we will get together at our tour pub ahead of Hogmanay’s legendary Street Party and New Year’s countdown - be prepared for the biggest New Year's party ever with over 80,000 people partying on Princess Street, and some of the best fireworks you will ever see!

Once the fireworks are done join us at our after party - see our tour leaders for details.

Wednesday 1 January - Hogmanay's Traditional Loony Dook Swim

Today we start the New Year with Hogmanay’s crazy Loony Dook swim. The traditional Edinburgh start to the New Year is a dip in the waters of the Firth of Forth at the annual Loony Dook. Whether you're brave enough for a dip yourself - or happy to keep your clothes on and watch - is totally up to you! (Swimmers need to purchase a ticket in advance - available when making your booking).

Those of you not keen on a swim might prefer to continue to look around the amazing Scottish capital including the Old and New towns, Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat.

Tonight Edinburgh will be cranking again as celebrations for the end of Hogmanay carry on into the night and we celebrate our closing night party!

Thursday 2 January - Edinburgh Departure

This morning we check out before our optional train to London departs (scheduled arrival time 4pm).


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Hogmanay 2019 - Edinburgh New Year's Eve
Edinburgh, Scotland
Tour Dates:
30 Dec, 2019 - 2 Jan, 2020
Tour Duration:
4 Days/3 Nights


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