Stirling Winter Festival 2018

There’s no better place to visit this winter than Stirling. Add some sparkle to your festive season at our spectacular Stirling Winter Festival.

The whole family can enjoy our jam-packed events programme, kicking off with Santa and his Reindeer’s procession in Stirling City Centre and the Christmas Light Switch On. We’ve got carol concerts, Christmas shopping, festive dining at our superb bars and restaurants, all set against a sparkling festive backdrop.

Santa’s Procession

Santa’s Procession in Stirling City Centre

Albert Halls, Sunday 18 November 2pm

Join Santa and his reindeer as he begins the festive celebrations in Stirling City Centre at this FREE family event.

This will be followed by a radio roadshow at the foot of King Street in partnership with Capital Scotland. Keep an eye out on social media for announcements of the full line up!

Stirling Christmas Light Switch-on

Stirling Christmas Light Switch On

City Centre, Sunday 18 November 2.15pm – 5.40pm

The Capital Scotland Radio Roadshow will keep everyone entertained with the festive roadshow at the foot of King Street from 2.15pm onwards.

As well as competitions and giveaways with the Capital Scotland presenters, there will be live musical performances from a range of performers. The full event programme will be announced later in October.

The Stirling Christmas Lights will be switched on at 5.00pm

Stirling’s Hogmanay

To celebrate Hogmanay 2018 and bring in the New Year in style, Stirling will host two spectacular events on the iconic Stirling Castle Esplanade. There can be no better place to bring in the New Year with friends.

Family Fireworks Event Monday 31 December

Spectacular overhead fireworks from the grounds of Stirling Castle. The fireworks at the Family Event are specifically designed for a family audience and will be softer and quieter than the later event.

Tickets £6 each or £20 for a family ticket of four (all attendees must have a valid ticket including babies). £1 booking fee per ticket. The main event access will be via the steps next to the Portcullis – there will be wheelchair access via the Stirling Castle access road).

Midnight Fireworks Event Monday 31 December

Midnight Radio roadshow in partnership with Capital Scotland and DJ Fat Brestovca will kick off at 10.15, featuring competitions and live music performances. Full event programme will be announced nearer the time.

The amazing display will herald in the 150th anniversary year for the National Wallace Monument with sensational fireworks display simultaneously from the grounds of Stirling Castle and the National Wallace Monument.

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