Hogman-eh! – New Year’s Eve, Scottish Style!
Join us on Dec 31, 2017 for the 6th Annual Hogman-eh! festival – our unique new year’s celebration with a Scottish flavour.

Thanks to all our volunteers, performers and sponsors who made the 5th Annual Hogman-eh! so successful.

Below are the details of  Hogman-eh! 2016

Hogman-eh! Festival 2016 – CKWS-TV The Morning Show Recap of Event



4:45 p.m.Doors open at Aberdeen Pavilion
5 p.m.Opening Ceremonies
5:15 p.m.Live music program begins
6:50 p.m.Piper leads children to the main stage
6:59 p.m.Countdown to New Year in Scotland – balloons and Auld Lang Syne
7:15 p.m.Live music and dance program resume (see schedule)
12:00Midnight Auld Lang Syne
12:10 amFireworks



5:00 – MidnightThere are plenty of options to eat and drink Scottish food, beer and whisky. Our list of food, drink and other vendors (more to come!):
Maggie’s ShortbreadFood
The Hot Potato CompanyFood
Fadi’s Fabulous FoodFood
Aboriginal CatererFood
Seed to SausageFood
Bombay GardensFood
Scone WitchFood
Down East Mittens & Apparel

James Bay Traditional Art & Craft





5:00 – 8:00 p.m.There will be lots to see and do! Activities include free face painting, balloon twisting, jugglers, light spinners, a magician, Princess Merida, Scottish dancers, activity tables and more! All capped off at 6:50, when our Pied Piper will lead the children to the mainstage for the countdown to the Scottish New Year! (Please note that although the Kidzone stage performers will end at 6:45 p.m., roving activities will continue until 8 p.m.)



5:00 – 5:15 p.m.The Charette-Dreaver Family Dancers (Lisa Charette is Anishnabek (“Ah-nish-naw-beck”) (Ojibway) from Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island.)
5:15 – 5:30 p.m.Sherry’s School of Highland Dance
5:45 – 6:00 p.m.The Charette-Dreaver Family Dancers
6:00 – 6:15 p.m.Sherry’s School of Highland Dance



Arnprior McNab Pipes and Drums6:45- 7:00 p.m.
Stewart’s Glen7:15 – 8 p.m.
Arnprior McNab Pipes and Drums8:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Anna Ludlow Trio8:15 – 9:10 p.m.
Arnprior McNab Pipes and Drums9:10 – 9:25 p.m.
Ecosse9:25 – 10:35 p.m.
Arnprior McNab Pipes and Drums10:35 – 10:50 p.m.
The Barra MacNeils10:50 p.m. – 12:05 a.m.


5:00 – 11:59 p.m.Learn about Scottish culture by visiting these booths.

Check back soon for our participant list.

Horticulture Building

5:00 – 9:00 p.m.Get a sneak peek of some of these beautiful tapestries highlighting the Scottish story before they all go on display at the Ottawa Public Library – Metcalfe St. Branch – January 3 – 25th

We hope to see you there!
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The Hogman-eh! VIP Experience – SOLD OUT! Great Scot!
Back by popular demand the SSO is offering the “VIP Experience” in the Aberdeen Pavilion at Hogman-eh!Adults 19 and over can kick up their heels and enjoy select reserved seating to watch the main stage show, passes for a meet & greet with the artists, complimentary coat check, 2 cocktails and appetizers in the Milestones VIP Lounge and a swag bag of gifts and goodies from our sponsors.


VIP Membership with the Scottish Society of Ottawa (SSO)Do you know someone who wants to become an SSO VIP member?

Click here to apply for membership.

Annual VIP Membership Fee: $20/person or $30/family (all living in the same location)

As an SSO VIP member you get advance notice of SSO ticketed events as well as a 10% discount!

Great Scot – what a deal!


Driving to the event? Info on Road Closures in Ottawa for Dec 31st  http://ottawa.ca/en/new-years-eve

Parking at TD Place (1000+ spaces)

Free OC Transpo from 4:30 pm on Dec 31st.


Bring your skates and get ready for Sir John A’s Great Canadian Kilt Skate!

Public skating is available at the outdoor Skating Court at Lansdowne Park, located just behind the Aberdeen Pavilion.

Join the musicians in welcoming Canada’s 150 with Auld Lang Syne inside …and then join your fellow revelers in the sights and sounds of FIREWORKS outside right after Auld Lang Syne to end the evening.


Hogman-eh! 2016 Sponsors

Major Sponsors

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Event Partners



Other Sponsors

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Swag Bag Sponsors for VIP Experience




Please Support all our sponsors – without them we would not be able to offer you this event