Hogmanay in the Honest Toun 2015

The Brunton is the place to be...for Family Hogmanay.

On Thursday 31 December The Brunton, Musselburgh hosts a day packed with fantastic activities for families, to celebrate Hogmanay. Ticketed activities and events run from 11am – 5pm, for all the family to enjoy, with an early evening FREE Lantern Parade and spectacular FREE Fireworks Display at Fisherrow Links.

Paid for ticketed activities include:

Family Ceilidh: Lively fun for all the family with pipers, ceilidh band and Scottish Country dancers.

Illuminated lantern making: To carry in the evening parade.

Edinburgh Samba School: Drumming workshops.

The Starlicht Runaway: Storytelling and song from Sonsie Music.

The Fisherman and the Seal: Puppetry, storytelling, music and movement from Yugen Puppet Theatre.

Cinderella: Traditional family pantomime.

Hogmania!: See in the New Year at this family ceilidh with live band, food, pipers and more. Presented by Musselburgh Riding of the Marches 2016 and The Brunton.

There will also be face painting and craft activities running all day, additional charges apply.

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

Hogmanay Celebrations in the Honest Toun are delivered by East Lothian Council and The Brunton and are part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals – a programme of events funded by the Scottish Government and managed by VisitScotland.

Councillor Tim Day, Cabinet Spokesperson for Community Wellbeing at East Lothian Council said: “We look forward to welcoming families from East Lothian, Edinburgh and beyond to celebrate Hogmanay in the Honest Toun. This is the fourth year we have run this event with the support of Scotland’s Winter Festivals. Our focus is on fun for all the family, and there is a real buzz in Musselburgh all day as a result. This year we are delighted to be teaming up with Musselburgh Riding of the Marches 2016 to present Hogmania! an evening ceilidh for all the family to see in the New Year, as well as our much loved family afternoon ceilidh.”

Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, said: “Scotland is the home of Hogmanay and I’d encourage families, friends and loved ones to come together to enjoy the full programme on offer at The Brunton Theatre and in Musselburgh.  "Hogmanay in the Honest Toun” is part of the Scottish Government's Winter Festivals programme, which has been provided with a record £390,000 of funding to support 21 key cultural events in 15 local authority areas across the country. Events will run across Scotland from the lead up to St Andrew's Day, through Hogmanay, to Burns Night, showcasing Scotland as a modern and creative nation with a rich heritage."

Manuela Calchini, VisitScotland Regional Director, said: “Scotland’s Hogmanay celebrations attract visitors from across the UK and the world to experience unique, traditional and contemporary celebrations. The Honest Toun has a fantastic line-up of activities that is sure to delight the whole family and give our visitors a chance to celebrate the beginning of 2016, the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, in style.”

Information and booking: www.thebrunton.co.uk / 0131 665 2240

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