Tuesday 30 December
Gather at George IV Bridge start position from 6.15pm
Torchlight Procession leaves George IV Bridge 7pm
Free Event to participate in Torchlight Procession
To carry a torch please book in advance:
Torch Vouchers – TORCHES SOLD-OUT
Procession from George IV Bridge to Waterloo Pl and Calton Hill
Finale Fireworks at 8.15pm approx.
A total sell-out each year, the Torchlight Procession is the official start of three-days of spectacular Edinburgh’s Hogmanay events. Last year’s event welcomed over 35,000 participants and spectators, joining the Up Helly Aa’ Vikings, massed pipes & drums and thousands of torch carriers as they illuminate the city from our start position on George IV Bridge to the finale viewing areas at Waterloo Place and Calton Hill. The Torchlight Procession fireworks finale can be viewed across the city and beyond!
- Torchlight Procession is an outdoor event using wax-based torches, please dress appropriately
- Wax from torches can blow onto clothing when windy, please dress appropriately
- You don’t need to get on Calton Hill! Access to Calton Hill is limited and will be closed when full. Firework finale viewing position also from Waterloo Place.
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