From 7pm tonight Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Goes Online and on Screens for 2020

29 – 31 December 

7pm each night

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is renowned internationally as one of the leading new year celebrations in the world and this year’s Hogmanay will continue to cement this reputation. With no live events planned this year, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay will, for the first time in its history, move to an entirely online celebration with a series of spectacular ‘moments’ to be watched from home.

Three short films titled ‘Fare Well’ will be streamed for free at 7pm on 29, 30 and 31 December, showing a swarm of 150 glowing LED drones dance in the wintry Scottish skies above the Highlands, with later footage of the Forth bridges and Edinburgh.

The films will air on the Hogmanay website –

Behind-the-scenes footage along with details of how the film was made will also be available on the site.

This is a welcome chance to wave off 2020 and hope for an altogether better 2021.