But did you know it was once a much smaller affair, with just a few hundred people who gathered outside the Tron Kirk in the High Street? Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations have changed over the years, and here we take a look at the celebrations past and present.
5. Engineer at the Balmoral clock 1991
Engineer Archie Cunningham prepares to bring in the Edinburgh New Year by himself inside the Balmoral hotel clock on Hogmanay, December 1991.
Photo: Jeff Mitchell
Fireworks light up the sky in Edinburgh during the Hogmanay New Year celebrations that we know today.
Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA
7. Hogmanay revellers 1959
Hogmanay 1959: Revellers see in the new year outside the Tron Kirk, the traditional venue for the bells.
8. Hogmanay 2013 fireworks
Hogmanay 2013: Fireworks explode above Edinburgh Castle as part of the city's organised Hogmanay celebrations.
Photo: Jane Barlow