These are some of the frequently asked questions for the Hogmanay event at Stirling Castle, each of the Hogmanay events will have their own specific terms and conditions. Please refer any question directly to the appropriate venue.
Hogmanay Concert Ticket Prices
Mon 31 Dec, Stirling Castle Esplanade
Full Ticket price | 5 Sep - 31 Dec
£25.00 / £12.50 (15yrs and under)
Buy 10 tickets and pay for only 9.
There will be no access to the event without a ticket.
ALL children must have a ticket.
The Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE
01786 27 4000 (option 1 / option 3)
The Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, FK8 2QL
01786 473 544
Festive Opening Hours
The Tolbooth will be open as follows...
Mon 24 Dec: 10am - 6pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED
Boxing Day: CLOSED
Thu 27 Dec: 10am - 8.30pm
Fri 28 Dec: 10am - 6pm
Sat 29 Dec: 10am - 6pm
Sun 30 Dec: 10am - 5pm
Mon 31 Dec: 10am - 9.30pm
The Tolbooth is within 2 minutes walk of the entrance to the Esplanade and all tickets will be available for collection up to 9.30pm on Hogmanay.
The Hogmanay Concert at Stirling Castle's Esplanade will have a raised platform built to accommodate wheelchair users. This area has a limited capacity and must be booked in advance. Please book your tickets by calling either 01786 473 544 or 01786 27 4000 and let the box office staff know.
Can I bring my children?
Stirling's Hogmanay Concert a the Castle is a family friendly event but we would advise you not to bring very young children. It can be noisy, busy and cold!
If you do decide to bring young children please be aware that taking pushchairs and buggies into a fully standing area is not advisable and that they may be surrounded by people dancing.
Do I need a ticket for the Esplanade?
Each person on the Esplanade needs a ticket so numbers can be monitored for health and safety reasons. Children need the same amount of space per person as an adult – this is how the capacity is worked out for the Esplanade. No-one will be allowed on to the Esplanade without a ticket.
Is there a bar and can I get food?
There are no bars selling alcohol on the site but you can bring your own as long as it is in plastic bottles or cans, no glass will be permitted.
Teas, coffees and other refreshements will be on sale from the concession stands on the site.
Can I leave the site and get back in?
Please make sure that you have all that you need before entering the site but you will be able to leave and return.
You will be given a wristband to wear and use to re-enter the site.
A raised platform will be constructed to accommodate wheelchair users. This platform will have a limited capacity and your place must be booked in advance. Please call the box office on 01786 27 4000 (option 1 / option 3) or 01786 473 544 and let the staff know when you are booking your tickets.
There will be vehicle access to drop off wheelchair users at the esplanade until 8.30pm after which the roads will be closed until after the concert. It may be some time before you will be able to return to the site in a car.
Some do's and don'ts...
- Dress for the weather, it can be very cold (at times) and changeable.
- Plan your journey home, there may be no late night transport and taxis will be very busy.
- Follow Police and stewards instructions at all times, they are there to ensure that you have a good but safe time.
- Enjoy yourself!
- Drink responsibly.
Please do not...
- Do not bring any glass, fireworks or Chinese lanterns. Your bag will be searched and you may be refused entry.
- Take an umbrella or flag- it might block the view of the people behind you.
- Bring your car up to the Castle, the roads will be closed and it will take you ages to get out.
- The event is reccommended for children 8yrs and above. ALL children must have a ticket and those aged 15yrs and under must be accommpanied by a responsible adult.