Helensburgh Winter Festival – 2017 is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SC046881)

Helensburgh Winter Festival - Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd Dec 2017

THE Penguin is FIVE this year and it doesn’t seem like that long that he was but a chick and Helensburgh Winter Festival just an idea. This year the festival will be another two days of family fun and festivity with something for all ages and purses. The festival will, once again, be centred in Colquhoun Square with a Festive Market offering a wonderful range of gifts and goodies to make your Christmas special and an international menu of street food to tantalise your tastebuds. For the daring and energetic there will be a skating rink which will offer a flock of support penguins for the beginners and very small and there will also be special skating chairs designed for wheelchair users who fancy a sleigh ride. Santa will be in his specially constructed grotto in the Parish Church Hall and Peninsula Trikes will be offering motorbike trike rides around the town. There will be a bouncy castle and a Victorian chair o’plane for the kiddies and some fascinating techy stuff for the grown ups (and the children) provided by the Navy bomb squad. Motorheads will be able to see some full-on horse-power in a display of top of the range classic cars on Sunday while four-legged power will be in evidence with the Ayrshire Reindeer who will also be visiting on the Sunday. So…the Penguin Crew would like to welcome you to join us at Helensburgh Winter Festival 2017 – this year is going to be the best yet!

Check out the 2017 Photo Gallery & see if you spot anyone you know...or yourself!

Winter Festival Highlights

Just some of the highlights of our 2017 Winter Festival are listed below…

Best Acts

James Smart from Best Acts is back this year as host and provider of the Professional Entertainment Programme…

Santa's Grotto

Nothing says Christmas quite like a visit to Santa’s Grotto…

Winter Festival Raffle

We have some fabulous prizes & treats to be won in our 2017 Raffle…

Santa Dash

One of the highlights of the Winter Festival is our Annual Santa Dash open to all ages and even four-legged Santas are welcome!

Come visit our friendly reindeer!

Popular annual visitors are the friendly Ayrshire Reindeer…

Ice Rink

The main attraction for many visitors is our Ice Rink in the Square…

P-pick up a p-penguin...

Helensburgh WInter Festival 2017 - Whats On Penguin Hunt

Penguin Hunt Competition!

A number of paper penguins brought to Helensburgh to help Santa at the Winter Festival have escaped! We have been told that they are hiding out in a number of shops around the town and we need some help to round them up.

View the Full Weekend Programme

SO…the Penguin Crew would like to welcome you to join us at Helensburgh Winter Festival and make your Christmas Shopping outing 2017 one to remember for a long, long time.

Helensburgh WInter Festival 2017 - Whats On Programme

Our Sponsors

THE Penguin Crew would like to thank everyone who has helped us make Winter festival 2017 a reality. They have helped in many ways from making donations and providing prizes, organising elements of the festival, helping out on the day fetching and carrying, gathering litter and just being there to assist and we are very grateful for their efforts. Without those willing volunteers and supporters, Helensburgh Winter Festival would not happen. They are, in no particular order…