The Balmoral

Hogmanay Celebrations Edinburgh: Where to be when the clock strikes midnight

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The last hours of the last day in every year should definitely be spent celebrating in style. Here’s our round up of places to be in Edinburgh when the clock strikes 12. Five-star treatment guaranteed

The Balmoral

The Balmoral

One of the city’s landmark buildings hosts a grand gala ball full of the glamour you’d expect from a hotel of this calibre… Pipes, drums, Champagne and a four-course dinner with the finest wines. You’ll see in 2019 in traditional ceilidh style and get the chance to watch the renowned fireworks display over Edinburgh Castle. A live band will take you through to the wee small hours.  

£355 per person | £160 per child (aged 12 to 18), roccofortehotels.com/the-balmoral-hotel, reservations.balmoral@roccofortehotels.com | Tel: 0131 5562414

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa

Could this be the greatest show in town? The Sheraton has gone all out this Hogmanay and has teamed up with the Edinburgh International Magic Festival to bring musical performances, magical entertainment and awe-inspiring acrobatics to their gala ball for a night you’ll never forget. Champagne, a five-course-meal with world class circus performances between dishes, and music from five-piece jazz band Viper Swing, backed by a spectacular view of the Hogmanay fireworks over Edinburgh Castle.

£240 per person. To book your ticket Tel: 0131 221 6491 or visit HogmanayGalaBall.co.uk

Juniper

Juniper

See 2018 out with a bang with full on party vibes and the best views of Princes Street celebrations from the comfort of Juniper. The spectacular Hogmanay party starts with a glass of Moët & Chandon and canapes, festive street food will be served before the bells and the DJ will be keeping the party mood spinning until 3am. 9pm – 3am.  

£35 per person juniperedinburgh.co.uk (your ticket includes entry to Princes Street – NOT the Princes Street Gardens Party).

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian 

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

There’s a right Scottish night of Hogmanay celebrations going on over at the Waldorf Astoria. The excellent toastmaster will lead proceedings including bag piping, Toast to the Haggis, Ceilidh Dancing, live music and an extravagant five-course menu and pairing wines featuring Scottish fillet steak and langoustines as well as a dark chocolate and salted caramel dessert. Supper (or first food of 2019) served after The Bells is stovies, washed down with a celebratory glass of Champagne and live entertainment until 2am.

£325 per person. To book, Tel: 0131 222 8888 or email caledonian.events@waldorfastoria.com. Princes St, Edinburgh EH1 2AB

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

The team at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square is polishing the glitter balls and rolling out the red carpet on 31 December for a New Year’s Eve masquerade ball. Entertainment is provided by the infamous Fireflies – LED Ballerinas - and a performance by a jaw-dropping contortionist atop a gigantic mirror ball. DJ's will provide the soundtrack while top make-up artists from the award-winning Gypsy Shrine will be on hand to ensure the Principal has the most dazzlingly, glamorous guests in the city. Food, drink and traditional midnight kisses all served too.

Tickets cost £130. To book, Tel: 0131 240 7123 or email edinburgheventscs@theprincipalhotel.com. 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ, phcompany.com

Prestonfield

Prestonfield

Splendid all year round, Prestonfield gets even more special on 31 December with an evening of spectacular food, drink, and entertainment in the velvet and gilt splendour of The Stables Ballroom. A Champagne reception, lavish four course dinner, Celtic cabaret, live ceilidh band and disco all included.

Prestonfield's Hogmanay Ball £125 per person. Ball reservations 0131 662 2305 or events@prestonfield.com

HOGMANAY 2019: TOP SUGGESTIONS FOR THE MORNING AFTER

Musselburgh Racecourse

Get rid of your hangover and brave the Baltic conditions of the Firth of Forth with a quick dip as part of the Loony Dook at South Queensferry and Portobello, all in the name of charity of course. Or, for more fun but a bit more civilised, gather up the clan for a day at the races. The day will be filled with great racing with £100,000 prize money, live music, a thrilling DJ set from the Funkwagen, two cosy marquees, and a winter fashion competition with fantastic prizes, The New Year Sprint (the most historic athletic event in the world) and plenty of festive food and drink. It could be your lucky year after all. Book your Early Bird ticket before 11:59pm on Friday 7th December 2018 to SAVE £10 per adult. Children 17 & Under go FREE when accompanied by an Adult. Book tickets at musselburgh-racecourse.co.uk

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