Your Guide To Hogmanay Events Across Scotland!

December 19th 2022

Scotland is well-known across the world for its Hogmanay celebrations! Whilst many often think of those which take place in Edinburgh, there are a variety of amazing events on throughout the country to celebrate bringing in the new year.

From the extravagant celebrations and parties hosted in the capital, to the unique celebrations that take place in Scotland’s coastal towns and smaller communities, however you wish to see in the new year, there is an event for you!


Edinburgh Street Party

As part of Edinburgh’s 3-day long New Years celebrations, the capital’s renowned Hogmanay Street Party takes place on Princes Street and the Princes Street Gardens. Crowds can enjoy incredible live music and DJs across five stages, entertainment, outdoor bars, and more all night long in the heart of the city!

As the bells strike midnight, admire a spectacular fireworks display against the breathtaking backdrop of Edinburgh Castle with live bagpipes. It’s no wonder this event attracts tens of thousands of people to the capital to bring in the New Year, though don’t forget to wrap up warm for this one!


Red Hot Highland Fling Inverness

The Highlands’ capital, Inverness, offers Scotland’s largest free Hogmanay festival! Hosted this year by radio presenter Fred Macaulay, this family-friendly event features local favourites Torridon as the headline act alongside additional well-known Scottish artists, a fireworks display, and more!

The celebrations take place in Northern Meeting Park on the banks of the River Ness. Tickets are free but limited, so make sure to secure yours in time!


Stonehaven Fireballs

Set in Aberdeenshire, the small coastal town of Stonehaven hosts one of many unique Scottish winter fire festivals. This Hogmanay event has been celebrated for over 100 years and attracts large crowds to spectate a piper-led procession swinging balls of fire above their heads in a display of bravery, followed by a spectacular firework display.

Ahead of the midnight parade, there is more free entertainment. This unique celebration is perfect for anyone looking for something a little different to see in the new year!


Aberdeen’s Traditional Hogmanay

Three top-class artists perform on stage at Aberdeen’s own smaller-scale street celebration in the heart of the city, followed by a midnight fireworks display! In close proximity to some of the best bars and venues in the city, this non-ticketed event is hosted at Schoolhill.

Aberdeen’s Beach Ballroom also offers its own Traditional Hogmanay Ceilidh, complete with live music from the Hipflask Ceilidh Band. Enjoy an evening of traditional Scottish dancing with a complimentary glass of fizz and stovies!


Hogmanay at Hillhead Bookclub

If dancing your way into 2023 to sets by one of Glasgow’s best DJs sounds like your idea of fun, then Hillhead Bookclub is the place for you!

Celeste, who have successfully sold out every one of their gigs within the last year will be performing all night long, within the popular venue of Hillhead Bookclub in Glasgow’s west end. This is certain to be another sell-out event so make sure to secure your tickets in time!

Arta Glasgow

For those seeking an extravagant evening of celebrations including samba and salsa dancers, Arta in Glasgow’s Merchant City hosts its own evening of New Years’ Eve celebrations!

The venue is well-known for its Mediterranean interiors and entertainment offering. The evening boasts a dazzling petal drop show at midnight to greet the new year in style, as well as entertainers and a live ceilidh band!


Our team work at a variety of Hogmanay events every year to provide the experienced and reliable staff that are essential to the success of amazing events like these, allowing them to run seamlessly.

If your business is hosting a New Year’s Eve or any other kind of event, and seeking staffing solutions – from a full team to one or two individuals to support your in-house staff – simply submit an enquiry via our website to find out more about how we can help!