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Family Hogmanay in the Honest Toun 2017

Published: Wednesday 1st November 2017

Family Hogmanay in the Honest Toun 2017

Following five successful years delivering Family Hogmanay in Musselburgh, The Brunton returns on Sunday 31 December with a packed programme of performances, workshops and events this year.

On Sunday ticketed activities and events run from 11am – 6.30pm with an early evening Lantern Parade and spectacular FREE Fireworks Display at Fisherrow Links.

Additional art and craft activities, face painting and balloon modelling can be paid for on the day.

The FREE evening event starts at 6.30pm as people gather at The Brunton for the Lantern Parade which sets off at 7pm led by the Edinburgh Samba Band, Apus walkabout illuminated birds and Jacks of Frost. This leads to Fisherrow Links for a spectacular Scottish fireworks display from 7.30pm to 8pm.

Hogmanay Celebrations in the Honest Toun are delivered by East Lothian Council and The Brunton and has received support as part of the Scotland’s Winter Festivals, a programme of events managed by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland, on behalf of the Scottish Government.

Sun 31 Dec

Lantern Making (45 mins)

11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm | £5

Make a lantern for the 7pm parade and leave it with us to collect later from 6pm. Join the parade from The Brunton, led by illuminated walkabout characters, to Fisherrow Links for a spectacular free fireworks display.

Edinburgh Samba School Drumming Workshop (1hr)

11am, 12 noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm | £6

Learn some new skills and have fun with our drumming workshops.

It’s In The Bag: Sam and Rosie’s Tartan Tea Party

11am (50 mins) | £6 adult, £5 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) | £6 adult, £5 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: The Three Giants

2.30pm & 3.30pm (30 mins) | £5 adult, £4 child

Finn MaCool’s great comic battle of trickery with the Scottish giant McGonigle! A wonderful story for all the family with life sized body puppets.

Pantomime: Beauty and the Beast

1pm & 5pm | £18.50 (£15.50) £66 family of 4

A fun, traditional pantomime for all the family.

Family Ceilidhs

1pm – 2.30pm & 3.30pm – 5pm | £8, £30 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. Once again we are running 2 ceilidhs which allows more dance space and seating.

Lantern Parade & Fireworks Display

7pm – 8pm | FREE

If you made a lantern during the day, collect it from 6pm or you can bring your own.
Join the Lantern Parade led by the Edinburgh Samba Band, Apus walkabout illuminated birds and Jacks of Frost . This leads to Fisherrow Links for a spectacular Scottish fireworks display.

Hogmania!

7.45pm – 12.30am | £25 adult, £7.50 child 5 – 16, under 5s free. (All children to be accompanied by an adult).

Musselburgh welcomes in 2018 with Hogmania! A family friendly New Year’s Party with live music, dancing, piper and platters of traditional Hogmanay snacks for each table.