Dust off your tartan and raise a glass of single malt. It's time for New Year's Eve in Edinburgh. Billed as the biggest New Year's Eve festival in the world, three-day Hogmanay kicks off with the torchlight parade, whose river of fire winds through the city. As for the midnight hour, the choices are many. Hit the live music, DJs and outdoor bars at the massive Street Party. Attend Concert in the Gardens, where headliners Primal Scream will rock out pre- and post-midnight against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Or tackle tradition by learning folk dancing at the popular Keilidh. No matter which venue you choose, when the clock strikes the magic hour you will be in view of fireworks launched from numerous sites including the castle. Afterward, be prepared for the kissathon that accompanies the singing of "Auld Lang Syne."
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