Full programme revealed for Musselburgh's Hogmanay. What will you take the family to?
THERE'S a fun packed Hogmanay in the making in East Lothian where the place to be on Tuesday 31 December will be The Brunton.
Adding to Musselburgh's well established Hogmanay celebrations, the daylong event includes performances, workshops and events including two daytime ceilidhs, lantern making, drumming workshops, storytelling and puppetry. The will also be art and craft activities, face painting and balloon modelling.
The day will culminate in a lantern parade and firework display that will light up the sky along the Musselburgh coastline followed by Hogmania! - a family
friendly party with live band, piper, Hogmanay snacks and more.
The timetable for the day will see ticketed activities and events run from 11am until 6.30pm.
The free evening event starts at 6.30pm will attendees encouraged to gather at The Brunton for the Lantern Parade which will set off at 7pm led by the Edinburgh Samba Band, Apus walkabout illuminated birds and Jacks of Frost. The parade will terminate at Fisherrow Links when the firework display will take place from 7.30pm to 8pm.
An East Lothian Council spokesperson says, “Family Hogmanay in the Honest Toun is a fantastic way to celebrate 2019 and look forward to the beginning of a new year, bringing together families and friends of all ages with lots of activities under one roof. Scotland is world renowned for celebrating Hogmanay and our Family Hogmanay event is a truly
appealing event for both locals and visitors alike.”
The full programme for the day is as follows:
Lantern Making (45 mins) 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm / £7
Make a lantern for the 7pm parade and collect it from 6pm before joining the parade from The Brunton, led by illuminated walkabout characters, to Fisherrow Links for the fireworks.
Edinburgh Samba School Drumming Workshop (1hr) 11am, 12 noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm / £7
Learn some new skills and have fun at drumming workshops. For ages 8 plus.
It’s In The Bag: Sam and Rosie’s Tartan Tea Party 11am (50 mins) / £7 adult, £6 child
Join Sam and Rosie as they journey to the North of Scotland for the annual Tartan Tea Party. With lots of well-known Scottish nursery rhymes and songs, guaranteed fun for little ones aged 0-2 years.
It’s In The Bag: Sam & Rosie’s Highland Adventure – The Mystery of the Lost Haggis! 12.30pm (50 mins) / £7 adult, £6 child
Oh no! Disaster strikes just as the Highland Feast and Ceilidh are about to begin. Dressed in their finest tartan, Sam and Rosie must solve the mystery of the missing haggis. Fun for ages 3-6 years.
Clydebuilt Puppets: How The Raven Stole The Moon 2.30pm & 3.30pm (30 mins) / £6 adult, £5 child
The raven is a trickster who loves bright shiny things, including the moon. This Native American story is told with the raven and puppets based on traditional toys and totem pole designs. With live Native American flute music, this show is great fun for ages 5-12 years.
The Brunton: Cinderella 1pm & 5pm / £20 (£17) £71 family of 4
A fun, traditional pantomime for all the family.
Family Ceilidhs 1pm – 2.30pm & 3.30pm – 5pm / £9, £34 family of 4
Lively fun for all the family with pipers, a live ceilidh band and Scottish Country dancers. Watch the dance display then join in, a caller will keep you right. No dance experience required.
Lantern Parade & Fireworks Display 7pm-8pm
If you made a lantern during the day, collect it from 6.30pm or you can bring your own. Join the Lantern Parade and head to the fireworks.
Hogmania! 7.45pm – 12.30am / £30 adult, £9 under 18
Musselburgh welcomes in 2020 with Hogmania! A family friendly New Year’s Party with live music, dancing,
a live link to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay at the bells, piper and platters of traditional Hogmanay snacks for each table. (All children to be accompanied by an adult and must have a ticket.)
Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events at VisitScotland, adds, “Scotland offers the perfect stage to celebrate the New Year and we are pleased to be supporting Family
Hogmanay in Musselburgh as part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals. The Honest Toun’s vibrant events programme has the local community at its heart with a wide range of activities for all ages.”
To book for events visit www.thebrunton.co.uk