December 2019

A selection of events in Scotland

Ask your host about the best places to experience Christmas and Hogmanay in Scotland... markets, bonfires, fireworks and wonderful New Year celebrations!

Castle of Light
14 November - 22 December 2019, Edinburgh Castle
The biggest light experience Edinburgh has ever hosted, using state of the art projections to create a truly wonderful, immersive and unique lighting experience within the castle’s iconic walls. The event will take place on the following nights from 5.30pm to 10pm: 14-17, 22, 24, 28-30 November and 1, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22 December 2019.

A Christmas Carol
21 November - 23 December 2019, Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Callander Winterfest
November - December 2019
Christmassy events in the Trossachs

Christmas at the Botanics
22 November - 29 December 2019, Edinburgh
Now in its third year at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, this festive illuminated trail showcases the gardens after dark.

Christmas in Glasgow
Glasgow's winter festival offers events throughout December.

Edinburgh's Christmas
Edinburgh's Christmas web site give details of events throughout December

Stirling Winter Festival
December 2019, Stirling
Lots of events leading up to Hogmanay in Stirling

Cromarty Film Festival
6 - 8 December 2019
A varied selection of the best loved films at 'My Favourite Film' Festival.

Christmas Market
13 - 15 December 2019, Glamis Castle, Angus
Local traders, festive gifts, Santa's Grotto plus guided tours of the castle.

Grantown-on-Spey Christmas parade with Santa and his Reindeer
tbc 23 December 2019
Torchlight parade through Grantown-on-Spey with real reindeer, pipers, Christmas Carol singing and more.

Grantown-on-Spey Hogmanay in The Square
31 December
Fireworks Party in The Square with live Scottish music and ceilidh dancing in the street

Edinburgh's Hogmanay
See in the New Year in Edinburgh

Red Hot Highland Fling
A free Hogmanay party in Inverness on 31 December

Stirling's Hogmanay
31 December, Stirling Castle
Live music and fireworks at Stirling Castle with a family-friendly start to the evening.

Stonehaven Fireball Ceremony
31 December, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire
Bring the New Year in the Stonehaven way, and watch the procession as 45 men and women swing large balls of fire above their heads.

Comrie Flambeaux
31 December, Comrie, Perthshire
Torchlit procession at midnight.

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