Unmissable Hogmanay events in Aberdeenshire

With 2023 coming to an end, it’s time to celebrate with a bang! From street festivals to Scottish traditions, a spectacular Hogmanay in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire is waiting.

Be wowed at Stonehaven Fireballs

As the midnight bells chime across Stonehaven, locals and visitors will be welcoming the new year with the unique and beloved Stonehaven Fireballs. Watch as the dark December sky lights fiercely with flaming balls spun in the air in a parade of forty people.

Ring in the bells with Pittodrie House’s Hogmanay Hoolie

Say farewell to 2023 with the famous Hogmanay Hoolie at Pittodrie House. Get your glad rags on and be ready for a night of celebration, including a champagne and canape reception, a delicious five-course meal, followed by a Scottish traditional ceilidh welcoming you into 2024 with its resident piper. Why not extend your celebrations and make it a two-night stay? With brunch and New Year’s Day dinner it’s a dream come true. Click here to learn more. 

Catch a family pantomime in the city

There’s still time to continue the festive celebrations by laughing the afternoon or evening away at a traditional pantomime. If you're in the city, then you can enjoy a viewing of His Majesty’s Theatre’s production of Sleeping Beauty and The Tivoli Theatre’s production of Freezin, it’s the perfect family friendly experience to celebrate New Year’s Eve. With plenty of delicious dining options nearby including His Majesty’s Theatre’s very own The Terrace Bar & Café, complete your celebrations either with a delicious meal, indulging in the finest local ingredients, perfect pre or post-theatre!

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The Blue Lamp’s Hogmanay pub quiz party

Fancy your chance at winning it big this New Year with a cash prize up for grabs? Head to The Blue Lamp for its pub quiz party. With a free drink upon arrival and an evening of celebration and trivia, laughs with your loved ones are almost guaranteed. For more information or to book, click here.

Celebrate in style at The Fife Arms

Why not indulge in a three-night-stay filled with celebration at The Fife Arms? Start off your New Year’s Eve celebrations with bubbles, canapes, and a four-course dinner in the stunning Cluny Dining Room, before bringing in the bells with a midnight fireworks display. New Year’s Day will consist of a hearty traditional Scottish breakfast accompanied by Buck’s Fizz or Bloody Marys with a Highland feast served later allowing you the full day to relax with a good book next to the fire or explore the surrounding landscapes with friends and family. Click here to learn more about this marvellous package.

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Party the night away with live music

From live DJ sets from All Night Passion at Resident X in the heart of the city, giving you disco classics into the small hours, to Barbelow’s Hogmanay Experience, which includes live music, complimentary fizz, photobooths and a pop-up kitchen takeover from a surprise guest, the choice of parties is endless. So, grab your friends it’s time to hit the dancefloor.

Happy New Year!

Whatever your plans to celebrate 2024, we hope you all have a wonderful night and wish you the very best for the New Year.

For a full list of upcoming events and celebrations, click here.

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