What a night! More than ten thousand of you turned out to celebrate with us on Hogmanay, and we hope you enjoyed the show!

The atmosphere was amazing and the weather was very kind to us. A massive thank you goes out to all of the volunteers who gave up their time to marshal for us.

Also a huge thanks to Newtonhill Pipe Band, Guarana Street Band and PyroCeltica fire performers for keeping the huge crowd entertained before the main event.

None of this would have been possible without the support of our sponsors and local businesses; in particular Stewart Milne Homes and Groundwater Lift trucks.

Head over to our Facebook page (link at the bottom of this page) to see all the brilliant photos & videos taken by some incredibly talented local photographers.

Many photos have also been shared to the 'Stonehaven Festivals & Events' Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/382799281742933/




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.


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.



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


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.


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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