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Family Hogmanay in the Honest Toun 2019

The Brunton in Musselburgh, is the place to be on Tuesday 31 December for a fun packed Family Hogmanay, part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals 2019-2020.

The Brunton has a well established track record in delivering Hogmanay celebrations in Musselburgh. The daylong event includes performances, workshops and events booked for in advance: two day time ceilidhs, lantern making, drumming workshops, storytelling and puppetry with It’s In The Bag and Clydebuilt Puppets. Additional art and craft activities, face painting and balloon modelling can be paid for on the day.

The day culminates in a stunning lantern parade and firework display lighting up the sky along the Musselburgh coastline. Then for those wishing to see in 2020, The Brunton hosts Hogmania! a family friendly party with live band, piper, Hogmanay snacks and more.

Ticketed activities and events run from 11am – 6.30pm. 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.

Audience feedback from previous years:

“As always it’s brilliant and we love this being on our doorstep! Thanks!”

“Just to say thank you to all who organise this wonderful event for families. We love it and the atmosphere is always so nice. Will definitely be back.”

“Fantastic event. Amazing fireworks display.”

Hogmanay Celebrations in the Honest Toun are delivered by East Lothian Council and The Brunton and has received support as part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals.

Information and booking: / 0131 665 2240.