Fireworks, Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2022

Events & Exhibitions

Friday 30 December 2022 – Sunday 1 January 2023

In and around Edinburgh

There are lots of fun events and activities taking place in and around Edinburgh for people to enjoy over Hogmanay, along with official city centre events.

Below are a selection of the best events and exhibitions to help you enjoy the best of Edinburgh:

  • Castle of Light: A Kingdom of Colours

    Friday 30 December 2022

    Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill

    Tickets from £12.00 – £20.00 per person

    Booking required from

    Back for its third year, the majestic Edinburgh Castle will once again be beautiful illuminated for the magical Castle of Light: A Kingdom of Colours.

    Prepare to be dazzled on this family-friendly trail which features a new and expanded show for 2022 and state of the art light installations.

    Experience immersive illuminations which guide you throughout this medieval fortress in a kaleidoscope of colours, all while telling the story of the castle. Don’t forgot to snap the perfect shot in the tunnel of light!

  • MagicFest - Hogmanay House

    Friday 30th December: 2pm & 7pm performances – Saturday 31 December: 2pm

    Duration 75 mins / Ages 7+

    Church Hill Theatre, Morningside Rd, EH10 4DR

    Tickets priced from £10.00 / book now at OR 0131 226 0006

    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, the Scots’ New Year celebration, 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; black buns, lumps of coal, first footing, tall dark strangers 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 Ainsley Hamill, Andy Cannon, Drew McAdam, Lewis Barlow & Ron Jappy.

  • Doctor Who: World’s of Wonder

    National Museum of Scotland, Chamber Street

    Friday 30 December 2022 – Sunday 1 January 2023

    Ticket prices vary, booking required at National Museums Scotland (

    A thrilling exploration of the science behind the long-running hit series, Doctor Who, for fans and newcomers alike.

    Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder features eight zones filled with immersive, hands-on experiences. Travel through the Time Vortex Corridor, discover Sonic Screwdrivers, teleportation technology and much more in a TARDIS Tech room, and get up close with some of the series’ weird and wonderful creatures in the Monster Vault.

    This blockbuster exhibition brings a scientific perspective to The Doctor’s adventures, drawing on content from across the full canon of Doctor Who. Is time travel possible? Could complex life exist on other planets? And what would you sound like as a Dalek?

  • Johnnie Walker Experience

    145 Princes Street, EH2 4BL

    Friday 30 December 2022 – Sunday 1 January 2023

    Ticket prices vary / booking available at

    Your adventure awaits with our range of experiences and tours at Johnnie Walker Princes Street in Edinburgh. Start your whisky adventure with our Johnnie Walker Journey of Flavour tour, taste single malts with our Whisky Explorers at the Explorers Bothy bar or try exclusive whiskies straight from the cask during our Whisky Makers’ Cellar.