We gather at both the Glen Hotel and the Balavil Hotel in good time for the procession, which sets off, led by a piper at each location, at 23.30.
Assemble on the land adjacent to the Bowling Club on Golf Course Road for some complimentary shortbread, a wee dram of the excellent Stags Breath Whisky Liqueur and some musical entertainment.
Immediately after the bells, we are treated to a superb Fireworks Display.
After a few songs, the formal celebrations then come to an end and folk move off to see in the New Year in whatever way takes their fancy.
Torches may be available on the night to buy, but it is better to buy them in advance (after Christmas) from the Post Office, the Glen Hotel, the Braeriach Hotel or the Balavil Hotel.
Donations are collected at the event and go the Newtonmore Winter Lights Association, who organise this marvellous celebration as well as the superb Christmas Lights along the main street each year. The event would not be possible without the support of the local Fire Brigade, other local folk too numerous to mention and not forgetting Meikle’s of Scotland for their generosity.
Download the poster for this year’s event.