Winter Festival

see below for images of this year and previous years Hogmanay and Christmas light switch on celebrations.

The Winter Festival website has all the latest information on events.

Lantern Making Workshops 

The workshops will be run by experienced carnival artists and will be great fun. Attend two workshops sessions (the sessions ran for 10 - 12:45pm and 1:15 - 4pm) booking is essential at

If you have attended a workshops you can join the parade, we will need you to carry all your fabulous lanterns!

This years workshops will be held in Stirling's Old Town Jail.

See below some of the workshop images at the Albert Halls 2015.

Stirling’s Hogmanay – Saturday 31 December

Hogmanay will be really exciting in Stirling this year. Our 2016 New Year’s Eve celebration will centre around a Carnival of Light and Sound with a parade through the city centre, a special Midnight Moment.

The Stirling’s Hogmanay Light Parade will travel through the streets of historic Stirling from around 6.30pm on Hogmanay, culminating in a family entertainment celebration in Port Street.

The light parade will feature costumes and lanterns from local community groups, students, children and artists. The parade will be animated and enhanced by performances from music and arts groups making it a spectacle to watch.

The parade will leave the historic Mars Wark and will travel to Port Street where there will be a staged programme of around two hours of family entertainment for spectators from 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

Stirling will be the focal point for a Hogmanay with a difference, a friendly, family event which can be enjoyed by all ages.

Later in the evening, Stirling’s Midnight Moment will be marked by a spectacular fireworks display, visible from across the area.

This is an alcohol-free event and drinking will not be permitted on the event site.


See below for last years highlights.Stirling Hogmanay 2015/16

Other Events

See our other events in our in November and December in the Stirling area in the What's On Events Calender.