Balmoral Hotel New Year’s Eve, EH2
The Balmoral continues to host the most elegant and glamorous black-tie Hogmanay celebration in Edinburgh. Our grand gala ball merges contemporary entertainment with Scottish tradition like the colours of a fine tartan weave.
The evening will commence with the sounds of the Pipes and Drums of the Royal Burgh of Stirling, offering a dramatic welcome to our Hogmanay celebrations. A Champagne and canapé reception will follow in our Holyrood Suite where the elegant jazz trio Le Swing will deliver a polished performance of Rat Pack favourites.
A grand 4-course dinner, created by our award-winning Executive Chef Jeff Bland, will be served in the Sir Walter Scott Suite accompanied by the finest of wines selected by our dedicated Sommelier.
The skirl of pipes and the colour and grace of some of the world’s top highland dancers will perform the famous Sword Dance and Highland Fling, followed by dancing to one of the best ceilidh bands in the country. The band and dancers will offer clear instructions to allow even the most inexperienced guests to take to the floor.
The Bells of 2016 will be ushered in to the sounds of our pipes and drums when our ceilidh musicians will lead you in a traditional Auld Lang Syne to mark the start of 2016. Dance away into the wee small hours with a live band providing entertainment after midnight as you watch the renowned fireworks display from Edinburgh Castle.Packages
Cured duck and pressed foie gras, pear, golden raisins and artichoke salad
Sea bass, baked aubergine, oriental spices, mussels, king prawns, lemon and herb olive oil
Fillet of Blairgowrie beef, curried oxtail parcel, baby leek, slow cooked potato with thyme
Dark chocolate pavé, buttermilk sorbet, salted chocolate crumb, espresso sauce
Coffee and petits fours
£265 per person
£130 per child (aged 12 to 18)
7pm reception, 7.30pm dinner
For guests wishing to stay during the Hogmanay celebrations and attend the Gala Ball, accommodation packages start from £750 per person based on a two night stay in a Classic Room including breakfast, with two people sharing