The Greatest Show at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Gala Ball at Sheraton Grand

Roll up, roll up for the Greatest Show in this year’s Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

The Circus comes to town for a special celebration during Edinburgh’s Hogmanay atthe city’s Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa thanks to a unique partnership with the Edinburgh International Magic Festival. The Capital’s festivities will finish with a bang on Hogmanay when the hotel hosts an immersive event combining musical performances, magical entertainment and awe-inspiring acrobatics.

On arrival guests will enter ‘backstage rehearsals’, mingling with the acts while enjoying champagne and canapes. Led by ringmaster Peter Gamble, the celebration continues in the Edinburgh Suite where guests will enjoy a five-course-meal with world class circus performances between courses. The event will also feature music from five-piece jazz band Viper Swing. Just before midnight guests at this special event with go out into Festival Square for a champagne toast and a chance to enjoy the spectacular view of the Hogmanay fireworks over Edinburgh Castle.

The Edinburgh International Magic Festival is an annual art festival, attracting over 12,000 people at 80 different events across the city featuring innovative, cutting-edge magic performances.

Founder of the Edinburgh International Magic Festival and member of The Magic Circle, Kevin Quantum said: “This is an exciting opportunity for MagicFest. We’ve produced world-class shows for many years and we’re delighted to be partnering with the Edinburgh Sheraton Grand to create a unique Hogmanay experience. Edinburgh is the perfect place to throw a party like this. John Bill Rickets, the man who brought the circus to America, first established himself at the Circus Royal in Edinburgh – the art (of the circus) has a lot of history in this city!

Tristan Nesbitt, General Manager of Edinburgh’s Sheraton Grand Hotel, said: “The Edinburgh events scene is certainly thriving, taking a unique concept and top-quality production to really stand out from the crowd. As with anything we do, we strive for the Sheraton Hogmanay gala ball to be the best in the city – that requires us to work with the best. Kevin and his team put on mesmerising performances across the globe which is exactly what we want for our celebration. It’s great to be working with such a creative, imaginative local organisation.”

Bookings can be made directly with the hotel by calling +44 (0) 131 221 6491 or emailing

Tickets cost £240pp, including champagne and canapes on arrival, 5-course meal, complementary glass of champagne at midnight, live entertainment and music.

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The Edinburgh Sheraton
Editor’s Note:
The Edinburgh Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa offers a contemporary version of Scottish luxury right in the heart of Scotland’s capital city. Together with its award-winning One Spa and the Scottish brasserie One Square, this stylish urban resort is the ideal base for exploring Edinburgh. The hotel’s bright and spacious guest rooms feature dreamily comfortable Sheraton Signature ‘Sleep Experience’ beds, mood lighting, opaque glass-walled bathrooms and media hubs, with many also enjoying inspirational views of Edinburgh Castle.

Escape at One Spa with an unrivalled collection of heat and water. Soothe aching muscles in the Thermal Suite, cleanse in the enveloping steam of the Hammam and Aroma Grotto, before immersing yourself in our iconic rooftop Hydropool. One Square Restaurant serves a deliciously inventive range of seasonal favourites while the Bar impresses with an extensive collection of over 100 gins.

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