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  • Torchlight Procession

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Wednesday 30 December 2015

The opening event of Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2015/16 is the spectacular Torchlight Procession.

Wednesday 30 December 2015
Gather at George IV Bridge start position from 6.15pm
Torchlight Procession leaves George IV Bridge 7pm 
Free Event to participate in Torchlight Procession
Torches will be available to purchase here very soon

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!

 Please note:

  • 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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