Start the New Year in style: Best city celebrations around the world

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Start the New Year in style: Best city celebrations around the world

Edinburgh, Scotland

The world famous celebrations in Ediburgh's festival Hogmanay commence on December 30 where torches are carried from Parliament Square to Calton Hill and fireworks set the scene. On New Year's Eve, around 80,000 people swarm the streets to sing Auld Lang Syne (the biggest and loudest rendition in the world) beneath the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The festivities continue with traditional Scottish music at the spectacular outdoor ceilidh event and the Street Theatre Spectacular / Rex Features