Welcome! Come in out the cold and celebrate Hogmanay with us!
Join us for a joyous night as we reveal the surprising origins of Hogmanay with live music, storytelling, magic and comedy!

Make merry in the traditional Scots way as we share (and demonstrate) the weirdly obscure and most wonderful Hogmanay traditions from around Scotland over the past 500 years; first footing with black buns & lumps of coal, tall dark strangers at your door and a very strange dance with a herring… 

We’ve readied a star cast of entertainers from around Scotland for an uplifting celebration of the magical, surprising and downright outrageous stories of Scotland’s Hogmanay! 

Featuring singer/songwriter Ainsley Hamill, mind-reader Drew McAdam, storyteller Andy Cannon, magician Lewis Barlow and composer/musician Ron Jappy.

The event is supported by The City of Edinburgh Council. Developed with support from EventScotland as part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals programme and Hope Scott Trust.

See below a little taster of the original event at Lauriston Castle.