In a glance, Edinburgh's cityscape might look like a heartfelt oil-painting illustration to a classic folklore book. It has a glorious fortress sitting on top of an extinct volcano, and street twilights that illuminate the stone walls of the city's Victorian homes and offices. But wait till Hogmanay Festival opens for new year's celebration and you'll see that the city is not only up for carols and fairytales, but also in for raving festivities. It is one of the world's biggest street parties which feature various gaieties from music concerts to a parade of torchlight. Enjoy both sides of Edinburgh's coin for a more enthralling kind of vacation, and don't forget to invite Sweet Escape's local photographers to document your memorable trip!