One of the largest events in the world to bring in the New Year, Hogmanay features many different attractions for those who attend. Spectacular displays of fireworks throughout, attendees are given the choice of three main attractions from which to bring in the New Year. The Street Party which is like no other party in the world, different bands featured at the world renown Concert in the Gardens and the Keilidh, for those who want to enjoy traditional Scottish music. Events do not allow for entry after 11 PM, and guests must not leave the event as re-admittance is not allowed. These three events are usually sold out and tickets cannot be purchased at the last minute.
Other events that are sure to be memorable occurring during Hogmanay are the Torchlight Procession, the Loony Dook and the Candlelit Concert. The first two events, the Torchlight Procession and the Loony Dook, are for charity, and the proceeds benefit local charities and UK-wide charities, respectively. Spectators are able to watch the Torchlight Procession for free at the event, which is scheduled for December 30, 2013. Those who want to carry a torch in the procession can do so for £8 in advance, or for £10 on the day of the event. During Loony Dook, which takes place on January 1, 2014, spectators will find many different vantage points available to them for free to watch Loony Dooks dash into the freezing river, The Candlelit Concert is held on December 31, 2013, beginning at 7:30 PM at the Concert Commons in St Giles Cathedral. The Candlelit Concert is expected to be sold out well in advance of the event, and it has done so in previous, consecutive years.
Come early, bring your walking shoes and camera and enjoy the fun while celebrating the coming of the New Year with people from around the globe.