A JAM-PACKED programme of Hogmanay fun is promised in Musselburgh on Tuesday as the Honest Toun gets ready to see in 2020.

The day-long programme include performances, workshops and events including ceilidhs, lantern making, drumming workshops, storytelling and puppetry with It’s In The Bag and Clydebuilt Puppets at The Brunton.

Additional art and craft activities, face painting and balloon modelling can also be paid for on the day.

The event ends with a lantern parade and firework display, lighting up the sky along the Musselburgh coastline.

Afterwards, The Brunton hosts Hogmania!, a family-friendly party with live band, piper and Hogmanay snacks.

Ticketed activities and events run 11am-6.30pm.

The free evening event starts at 6.30pm as people gather at The Brunton for the lantern parade, which sets off at 7pm led by the Edinburgh Samba Band, Apus walkabout illuminated birds and Jacks of Frost.

The procession makes its way to Fisherrow Links for a fireworks display from 7.30pm to 8pm.

Hogmanay celebrations in the Honest Toun are delivered by East Lothian Council and The Brunton, with support received as part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals.

A council spokesperson said: “Family Hogmanay in the Honest Toun is a fantastic way to celebrate 2019 and look forward to the beginning of a new year, bringing together families and friends of all ages with lots of activities under one roof.

“Scotland is world-renowned for celebrating Hogmanay and our Family Hogmanay event is a truly appealing event for both locals and visitors alike.”

Paul Bush, director of events at VisitScotland, said: “Scotland offers the perfect stage to celebrate the New Year and we are pleased to be supporting Family Hogmanay in Musselburgh as part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals.

“The Honest Toun’s vibrant events programme has the local community at its heart, with a wide range of activities for all ages.”

The full programme is:

  • Lantern-making (45 minutes), 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm;
  • Edinburgh Samba School drumming workshop for ages eight and over (one hour), 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm;
  • It’s In The Bag: Sam and Rosie’s Tartan Tea Party with Scottish nursery rhymes and songs, 11am (50 mins), for children up to two years old;
  • It’s In The Bag: Sam & Rosie’s Highland Adventure – The Mystery of the Lost Haggis! Fun for ages three to six years, 12.30pm (50 mins);
  • Clydebuilt Puppets: How The Raven Stole The Moon, 2.30pm and 3.30pm (30 mins). This show is fun for ages five to 12;
  • Cinderella, a fun, traditional pantomime for all the family, 1pm and 5pm;
  • Family ceilidhs, 1-2.30pm and 3.30-5pm;
  • Lantern parade and fireworks display, 7-8pm;
  • Hogmania! 7.45pm-12.30am. A family-friendly New Year’s party with live music, dancing, a live link to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay at the bells, piper and platters of traditional Hogmanay snacks for each table. All children to be accompanied by an adult and must have a ticket.

For information, booking and prices, visit thebrunton.co.uk or call 0131 665 2240.