"We have had a fantastic month. All of the festivals together have made a great contribution yet again to the reputation of Edinburgh, the enjoyment that Edinburgh citizens have and the welcoming of many people from all over the world.
"We have had another rousing night of cascading fireworks and fantastic music."
It takes a team of 15 pyrotechnicians seven days to lay out the fireworks on 17 different levels of the castle, from the ramparts to the top of the Castle Rock.
Highlights included an opening volley, three 200ft-high rippling red comet stars rolling across the sky, and a "waterfall" feature which consists of 70 firing units laid out for 118 ft across the castle. Lasting one minute, the display descends 131ft down the Castle Rock.
Cllr Steve Cardownie said: "The traditional firework display, along with superb musical performances, is a fantastic way to close yet another successful festival. The country may have had a wet summer but nothing can dampen the enthusiasm shown by residents and visitors for this spectacular event."