We are sorry to announce that the global COVID-19 pandemic has left us with no option but to cancel the 2021/22 fireball ceremony. [read more]

Fireballs Cancelled for 2021/22

This is not a post we wanted to be writing, but unfortunately this year’s Fireballs ceremony is now cancelled.

We’re sure you will all be aware of the reports of Covid case increases and the new recommendations around social distancing issued by the Scottish Government in the last few days.

Whilst there are no fresh guidelines around events such as ours (yet), we feel that it just would not be right to run at this point.

Stonehaven Fireballs Online Shop is Now Open

Stonehaven Fireballs have teamed up with Stitch N Print Stonehaven to bring you a great range of fireballs branded goodies. Check out the online shop, and you can get into the hogmanay spirit all year round!

Please note: we are happy to ship overseas, but please contact Stitch N Print Stonehaven directly for overseas shipping costs.

Business as usual for 2020

We are delighted to have continued support from many local businesses and organisations for this years event!

At the recent Fireball making nights (hosted by Stonehaven Engineering Ltd.) we had a visit from Barry Reid of Reids Gold Brewery, who make the fabulous Fireballs Beer.

Joining Barry was Neil Thomson, regional director of Stewart Milne Homes North who said:

“Stewart Milne Homes is very proud to sponsor the Stonehaven Hogmanay Fireballs for the fourth year.

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What?

Stonehaven Fireballs

The Fireball Ceremony is Stonehaven's unique way to welcome in the New Year and greet friends and neighbours. As the midnight chimes ring out on December 31st, approximately 40 men and women parade up and down the High Street swinging fiercely flaming balls around their heads.

When?

People start to gather in the High Street from 10.00pm onwards on December 31st. The Stonehaven fireball festival starts at midnight, and lasts for approximately 20 minutes.

We have to close access to the High Street when we reach capacity. This can happen any time after 11.00pm, so don't leave it too late or you may be disappointed.

It is followed immediately afterwards by a fireworks display.

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Where?

The Stonehaven Fireball Ceremony takes place on the High Street, Stonehaven.

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Fireballs Webcam

Can't attend the fireballs in person? Don't worry - we've got you covered! We've mounted a web cam on the clock tower to give you a bird's eye view of the fireballs.

Tickets

There is no entry fee for visitors coming to watch the fireballs ceremony and tickets are not required.

There is an opportunity to make a donation when you enter the event, and these donations help Stonehaven Fireballs Association with the costs associated with running the ceremony. 

All donations are very greatfully received. 

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