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This Hogmanay, a magical parade of fire will shimmer its way through the beautiful streets of Peebles, bringing warmth and fun to the cold winter night. Carry a torch (or glowstick for the under 8s) and join us for a special start to your Hogmanay celebrations – it’s perfect for families, visitors – everyone!

How does it work?

  • Buy a voucher for your torch online  or from an outlet in the town centre
  • Swap your voucher for a torch on the day
  • Assemble for the procession from 5.30pm
  • Torches will be lit, and the procession will head off soon after from the High Street – at approx. 6:30pm
  • Complete the procession, then head off for your own celebrations!

FAQs

How do I get my torch?
Print your email confirmation/voucher and take it to the torch pick up point on Peebles High Street between 3 and 6pm on the afternoon of the event, where you’ll swap it for your torch/es.

Can my seven year old carry a torch?
We recommend only children 8 or over carry torches. There is an option to purchase a large glowstick torch for children under eight. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Can my 12 year old buy a torch?
Only people 16 years old or over can buy torches, but it’s fine for children 8 or over to carry them. Adults can buy torches for children to carry but remain responsible for those children throughout the event.

Do we need to buy one torch each to take part?
No, it’s fine to share a torch between you, but we’d ask no more than three people to a torch!

Can people join in as the procession goes along?
We ask that spectators don’t join in along the way. People who wish to take part should buy a torch voucher for themselves!

Is it a long walk?
No it’s a short walk of around a mile through Peebles. It is dark though, and follows paths, roads and pavements..

How can I get involved?
A community event like this needs lots of helpers. Please email us at office@hillsideoutside.com if you are interested in helping out! We need you.