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

Stalls & Street Food

OUR Festive Market will be open on both days, filling Colquhoun Square with a wonderful range of goodies and International street food to tempt your tastebuds!

Winter Festival Highlights 2017

This year the Winter 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 tempt you.


ONE of the stars of the recent series of Pitch Battle, ScotSoul member James Smart, will be on stage at Helensburgh Winter Festival, as indeed he was last year, as host and provider of the professional entertainment programme.  

Helensburgh WInter Festival 2017 - Whats On - Santa Dash

Santa Dash

ONE of the highlights of Helensburgh Winter Festival is the Santa Dash run on the Sunday and attracting up to 300 enthusiastic Santas! This is an event for all ages and there are even four-legged Santas spotted in the mele!  

Neptune Volunteer band

THE HMS Neptune Volunteer Band, with their talented singer Phil Gambon, will perform two ‘sets’ starting at Winter Festival on the Saturday.

Helensburgh WInter Festival 2017 - Whats On - HMS Neptune Volunteer Band

Classic Cars

OUR Winter Festival 2017 offers a dose of delight for “petrol heads” of all ages. Fourteen cars are confirmed with members travelling up from as far as Essex to attend.  

Helensburgh WInter Festival 2017 - Whats On - Classic Cars
Whats On at the Helensburgh Winter Festival Ghostbusters


THE Ghostbusters are coming to Winter Festival and they are bringing lots of slime and other fun things to keep their young fans amused. “We arnae feart ae nae ghost!”

Helensburgh WInter Festival 2017 - Best Acts - Sophie Davies


WINTER Festival 2017 offers a full programme of fantastic entertainment including a number of top-class tribute acts.

Penguin Hunt

A number of paper penguins brought to Helensburgh to help Santa at the Winter Festival have escaped & we need your help to find them!  

Helensburgh WInter Festival 2017 - Whats On Penguin Hunt

Peninsula Trikes

THE lovely people at Peninsula Trikes will be at Winter Festival offering trike rides around the town.

Helensburgh WInter Festival 2017 - Whats On - Peninsula Trikes


WOULD you enjoy an overnight stay and use of the spa facilities at Portavadie, four nights at Rosneath Castle Holiday Park, a Cameron House weekend pass,  dinner for two with drinks at the famous Sugarboat in Colquhoun Square?  

Ayrshire Reindeer


POPULAR annual visitors to the Helensburgh Winter Festival are the friendly reindeer from Ayrshire Reindeer.      

Santa's Grotto

SANTA will be in his specially constructed grotto in the Parish Church Hall.

Santa's Grotto

Ice Rink

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…  

Ice Rink
Helensburghs Got Talent

Helensburgh's Got Talent!

Here’s a chance to star as Best Acts seek new talent…

Do you have talent? We are looking for talented performers from the Helensburgh & surrounding areas to perform on the local talent stage at this year’s Helensburgh Winter Festival on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December 2017. Click the link to apply.
(Minimum age 16 – terms 7 conditions apply)