Welcome 2016 at Helix Park with Fire and Light!

Visit Helix Park on 1st January 2016 and embrace the New Year with something a little different!

For this new event bring friends and family with you and blow the cobwebs away with a crisp New Year's Day walk on the Helix.

As dusk approaches, join the team on the Great Lawn as they light the fires to bid farewell to 2015 and welcome 2016, when Scotland will celebrate innovation, architecture and design.

Falkirk Community Trust has received support from the Scotland’s Winter Festivals event programme, which is managed by EventScotland on behalf of Scottish Government, to bring another option to the Falkirk area with a daytime, family friendly event which will take place on the afternoon of the 1st January.

Having already sold 1000 tickets, the event is clearly proving popular and will hopefully become part of Falkirk’s Festive celebrations in the future!

Ian Scott, Chairman of Falkirk Community Trust, said: “We are looking forward to this new event immensely, and hope the people of Falkirk - and beyond – will join us on the 1st January to start 2016 with a shared optimism and new resolutions.”

Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, said: "Helix Park, flanked by the iconic Kelpies, is the perfect place to celebrate the start of a new year with family and friends . The Fire and Light event will act as the starting point for the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design which will shine a light on Scotland’s achievements.

“Scotland has a great story to tell and throughout 2016 we’ll do just that – from the spectacular Falkirk Wheel, to the Forth bridges, the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Glasgow School of Art to the Scottish Parliament.”

Liz Buchanan, VisitScotland Regional Partnerships Director said: “The Fire & Light event is a celebration both of a great year past and a great one ahead for The Helix and the magnificent Kelpies. It will cap a fantastic 2015 for our partners in Falkirk, which has seen them exceed all expectations by drawing huge numbers of visitors, and that success will only continue following the opening last month of the excellent new Helix Visitor Centre. The Kelpies are sure to be among the star attractions of our forthcoming Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016, and I can’t think of a better backdrop to begin the year than this spectacular event.”

In days gone by (and sometimes, still today!), fire is used in rituals to cleanse the past and mark the start of a new beginning, so we invite you to join with us in celebrating the past whilst embracing the future.

3:00pm - 5:00pm, Friday 1st January 2016

Family ticket £10

Adults £3.50

Concession/Children £2.50

Parking £5

Book online – visit www.thehelix.co.uk for more information, or ring the box office on 01324 506850 (If you are a blue badge holder please ring on 01324 506850)

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