Edinburgh Hogmanay lays claim to being the world's biggest - and longest - New Year's Celebration. It all kicks off with a torchlight parade this Sunday night that ends with a fabulous Son et Lumiere and fireworks spectacular on Calton Hill. It's a free event and there's still time to book your torch. In fact, tickets are still available from the Edinburgh Hogmanay website for the big New Year's Eve events - the Keilidh, the Concert in the Park and the Street Party.
For New Year's Hogmany 2012/2013, the theme is Lucky 13 and there are some new events to look forward to on New Year's Day. January 1 is "Your Lucky Day: A Whole Festival in One Afternoon." Stop off at the Cult of Fortuna exhibition, between noon and 5 p.m. at the National Museum of Scotland to pick up your lucky dice. Then let them lead you all over Edinburgh to exhibitions, performances, impromptu parties, rides and good things to eat. Head to Holyrood Park for Edinburgh Dogmanay; cheer on the crazy swimmers at the Queensferry Loony Dook, and finish the day with a new street theatre spectacular, "The Big Bang," free from 5:30 at 13 Buccleuch Place. It's family friendly, so dress up warm and watch international street theatre artists Plasticien Volants bring their interpretation of the Creation of the Universe, to Edinburgh Hogmanay.
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