Hogmanay Bookbug! Songs and rhymes for young children. 10.30-11am, Oxgangs Library, 343 Oxgangs Road North.
NMS Hogmany Ceilidh! Enjoy an afternoon of whirling and birling for all ages with the Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band. 2-3.30pm, Grand Gallery, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street. Free. ‘It’s enthusiasm not experience that counts!’
Aerial View: A Guid New Year with STV (U). Go on a trip into STV’s past and open the archives to see how the broadcaster celebrated Hogmanay in 1957 and 1978. STV had been on the air for just four months when it screened its first Hogmanay Outside Broadcast in 1957, live from Glasgow Cross. Rai Purdy is your genial host for a look back at the year’s news, alongside comedy from Mike and Bernie Winters and interviews with members of the public – look out for a Glasgow tram! Fast-forward to Cowcaddens in 1978 for the astonishing, disco-infused, Out With The Old, In With The New. Hosted by former Saint Iain Ogilvy, this music and comedy extravaganza features some ‘wonderful Scottish girls’ – Beryl Reid, Amy MacDonald, Una McLean, Molly Weir and Lulu, while Rikki Fulton makes a cameo appearance. ‘When the girls start dancing, you won’t believe your eyes….’ The screening will be introduced by Jonathan Melville, Edinburgh arts journalist and curator of Aerial View, bringing TV programmes to the big screen. 1pm, Filmhouse, Lothian Road. Book online or call the box office on 0131 228 2688. Part of the Filmhouse’s Scotland Galore! season.
Serenity Hogmanay with Nobby Clarke and Friends: bring in the New Year with ex-Bay City Roller Nobby and friends. Serenity Cafe, 8 Jackson’s Entry, The Tun, 111 Hollywood Road: call cafe for times. £5 per person. Serenity is Scotland’s first Recovery Cafe, run by people in recovery for people in recovery, and for public customers who want good value, good quality food in a relaxed space. All events are drink and drugs-free and are family friendly. For more information call the cafe on 0131 556 8765.
Masquerade Party at Sofi’s! Dress code: masked. 7pm-3am, Sofi’s Bar, 65 Henderson Street. Tickets cost £7 and can be pre-ordered (strongly advised) from Sofi’s, in person, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0131 555 7019.
Hogmanay Hat and Wig Party with DJs Nik Nak. 7pm(doors open – Nik Nak from 10pm)-3am, Victoria Bar, 265 Leith Walk. Free tickets available from the bar: call 0131 555 1638 or email Victoria@bodabar.com.
New Year’s Eve Watchnight/Candlelight Service: inside for the service – outside in time to watch the fireworks! 11.15-11.55pm, St Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Lothian Road.