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Stay in luxury apartments near Edinburgh's Hogmanay street party

Are you planning a trip to Edinburgh to enjoy at one of the biggest New Year celebrations in the world? Make the trip even more magical with a stay at Fraser Suites Edinburgh. Named ‘Hogmanay’ New Year celebrations in Scotland really are something to behold, as the Scottish capital puts on an amazing array of activities and celebrations attracting visitors from all over the world.

Over three days, Edinburgh comes alive with amazing concerts and electric crowds – the energy is incredible. From traditional Scottish folk music, stunning vocal performances in St Giles’ Cathedral, to well-known performers, this exceptionally unique and authentic festival is one to check off the bucket list. The city celebrates in style with street events, concerts, an awesome fireworks display and a unique party atmosphere you will struggle to find elsewhere. The partying can go on until the 2nd of January, which is a Scottish holiday – you’ll find the city comes alive with an energetic atmosphere which builds up for days prior to the countdown to the new year.

Hogmanay in Edinburgh is made up of a multitude of family friendly activities throughout the central part of the city, particularly in the beautiful and historic Old Town area. From the Old Town Ceilidh, to the Candlelit Concert and the Torchlight Procession, there is something for people of all ages. The highlight of New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh has to be of course the magnificent fireworks display from Edinburgh Castle which is visible throughout the city. To find out more about the Hogmanay celebrations, visit the official event site here.

Celebrate in style with Fraser Suites Edinburgh – one of the most luxurious hotels near Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party. Our serviced apartments close to the Grassmarket area offer style and comfort in the heart of the Scottish capital.

 Join in the celebrations

The Hogmanay traditions of a celebration party to bring in the New Year are unknown but it’s thought that they may be derived from Gaelic or Norse cultures. Customs differ throughout the country but its custom to give a small gift such a shortbread or home baking to friends and neighbours and to wish them well for the year ahead.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street celebrations have even been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records – in 1996 the New Year celebrations attracted 400,000 people to the capital’s street party, securing its place as the biggest ever street party in the world.

As the bells strike midnight, marvel at the fireworks lighting up the night sky stand shoulder to shoulder with visitors from around the world and sing together in the loudest and biggest rendition of Auld Lang Syne.

The Hogmanay custom of singing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ has become common in many countries. Originally a Scots poem by the famous poet Robert Burns, it is now common to sing this in a circle of linked arms that are crossed over one another as the clock strikes midnight for New Year's Day, though it is only intended that participants link arms at the beginning of the final verse, co-ordinating with the lines of the song that contain the lyrics to do so

One of the best street parties in the world

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party is globally famous and even noted in the Discovery Channel’s top 25 world travel experiences. You will make unforgettable memories as you join one of the best New Year’s celebrations in the world. For decades, the Edinburgh street party has dominated as being amongst the world’s best street parties rivalling the likes of Singapore, Sydney and New York.

This charming capital city is the perfect place for any street party, with historic architecture, diverse culture and not to mention the dominating Edinburgh Castle lit up and gracing the night-time skyline. The famous avenue of Princes Street is closed to vehicles and the city transforms into a festive wonderland that will be buzzing with people who have come from all over the world to be a part of this celebrated occasion.

Celebrate in style by staying in a hotel near Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations

Featuring luxury serviced apartments close to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party, our stunning suites offer style and comfort for your stay. We offer 75 contemporary rooms ranging from Classic Deluxe, Junior Suites, one-bedroom apartments, and bespoke suites for that special occasion. Stay in our beautiful 130-year old building that used to house the Edinburgh City Council, featuring as part of the interior, the stained glass panels created by Sir Patrick Geddes, a renowned Scottish town planner.

Each suite has been carefully appointed with stylish furnishings, integrated or separated living, dining, kitchen and bedroom areas, a home entertainment system, in-suite safe, air conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Enjoy a tasty Scottish breakfast when you wake up to get your day started off well or work out in our fully equipped 24-hour gym which has cardio equipment and free weights to help you maintain your routine.

Visitors or regular guests can find us just blocks away from multiple cultural and historic areas of Scotland’s Capital.  Edinburgh Castle, St Giles’ Cathedral, and The Scottish National Gallery are all within walking distance.  If you are looking for dining and drinking options, there are fantastic modern twists on traditional Scottish cuisine, fine pubs, and wine bars available at your liking. Check out our easy local attractions map for any ideas to make the most of your stay in the cultural Edinburgh Old Town.   

Start your new year off with a bang and be a part of the world’s best street party in Scotland’s capital city. Make your reservation now to stay in our apartments near Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party.