Fireworks, Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2022

Theatre & Live Music

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 to help you enjoy the best of Edinburgh:

  • Scottish Fiddle Orchestra – Hogmanay Celebration

    Friday 30 December: 7.30pm

    Usher Hall, Lothian Road, EH1 2EA

    Ticket prices vary / book at https://www.usherhall.co.uk/whats-on/scottish-fiddle-orchestra-hogmanay-celebration

    Join the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra for our annual Hogmanay celebration as we say goodbye to 2022.

    Performing a magical evening of Scottish music, we will entertain you with a celebration of lively, toe-tapping jigs and reels and poignant slow airs, mixed with a sprinkling of well-known songs and pipe music.

    This is an ideal event for all ages and any group outing.

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    Festival Theatre, Nicholson St. EH8 9FT

    Friday 30th December: 2pm & 7pm performances – Saturday 31 December: 5pm

    Ticket prices vary / booking required from Edinburgh Theatre Tickets & Listings – Capital Theatres

    Mirror, Mirror on the wall – who’s Panto is the most magical of them all!

    With the King’s closed for two years for a major redevelopment, this Christmas Edinburgh’s panto legends are bringing all the sparkle, scale, and spectacle of the King’s Panto to the Festival Theatre!

    Experience this lavish production from the London Palladium packed full of music, magic, laughter, and fun for the whole family. Starring: Allan Stewart, Grant Stott, Jordan Young, Clare Gray, Liz Ewing, Brian James Leys, and Francesca Ross.

    Tickets are selling fast so book now for Edinburgh’s most spectacular festive show.

  • A Christmas Carol

    A Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh production

    Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, EH3 9AX

    Friday 30th December: 2pm & 7pm performances

    Saturday 31 December: 2pm

    Ticket prices vary / book from Home | The Lyceum | Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh

    Adapted by Tony Cownie from the novel by Charles Dickens

    “Humbug! You think I have nothing better to do with my money than squander it on that manky halfwit dog!”

    Edinburgh folklore tells us that when Charles Dickens was visiting the city on a reading tour, a stroll through a kirkyard brought him to the tombstone of one Ebenezer Scroggie, inspiration struck and A Christmas Carol was born.

    Writer and director Tony Cownie (The Venetian TwinsThe Belle’s Stratagem) brings this famous festive story back to the city of its birth with a guest appearance from Edinburgh’s best-loved Victorian – Greyfriars Bobby! Join us on the snowy streets of the Old Town for a festive comedy as we revisit this celebrated Christmas tale of a miser redeemed.

  • My Fair Lady

    Edinburgh Playhouse

    Friday 30th December: 2.30pm

    Ticket prices vary / book from My Fair Lady Tickets | Edinburgh Playhouse in Edinburgh | ATG Tickets

    This glorious production of Lerner & Loewe’s world-famous musical features the much-loved classic songs I Could Have Danced All Night, Get Me to the Church on Time, Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, On the Street Where You Live, The Rain in Spain, and I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face. 

    Packed with lavish sets, stunning costumes and standout performances, this is a “Rolls Royce of a revival” (Evening Standard) and the perfect celebration of the theatre scene BACK in full bloom.

  • SCO: Viennese New Year Concert

    Sunday 1 January 2023: 3pm (Doors 2pm)

    Usher Hall, Lothian Road, EH1 2EA

    Ticket prices vary / book at https://www.usherhall.co.uk/whats-on/sco-viennese-new-year

    J STRAUSS II Blue Danube
    J STRAUSS I Radetsky March
    CHAUSSON Poème
    RAVELT zigane

    Joseph Swensen Conductor
    Kolja Blacher Violin

    Come and join the celebrations as the SCO marks the arrival of 2023 in style – with music to lift the spirits and seduce the senses.

    Passionate, joyful and exuberant, Joseph Swensen is a former SCO Principal Conductor and a much-loved figure in concert halls around the world. He’s on the podium for a flavoursome concert of exquisite musical bon-bons and lollipops from the Strauss family’s Vienna and far beyond – from the graceful lapping of The Blue Danube to the foot-tapping cheer of the majestic Radetzky March.

    Outstanding German violinist Kolja Blacher joins the Orchestra for two sensuous classics of French sophistication: the elegant romance of Chausson’s luscious Poème and the fiery gypsy flavours of Ravel’s sparkling Tzigane.

    Collection in aid of Alzheimer Scotland