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.

Attending the world famous event is a bucket list item for many, including our new homeowners at Dunnottar Park and we’re pleased to play our part in helping to ensure this event continues

and can be enjoyed by the many thousands of people who attend this incredible experience each year.  

“The sponsorship of the Stonehaven Hogmanay Fireballs means a great deal to me personally as a local and a long supporter of the event. I first attended when I was 15 and

look forward to seeing the incredible sights of the fireballs and welcoming in the New Year and new decade with many others this Hogmanay.”


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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