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PENGUIN PAINTING COMPETITION NOW OPEN ONLINE

As the Penguin Crew decided they couldn’t safely get around all the local schools to collect your #PenguinPaintings for this year’s VIRTUAL #HelensburghWinterFestival we decided we would do it online instead!

HOW TO ENTER >

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DONATE £2 TO ENTER OUR RAFFLE

Donate a minimum of £2 via Donorbox on our website, & be automatically entered into this year’s Helensburgh VIRTUAL Winter Festival 2020 Raffle!

We have some fantastic prizes donated by lovely local businesses, & the raffle will be drawn on Sunday 29th Nov at the end of our Festival Weekend.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

You can now give your support to the Festival by giving us a donation securely online which can also be Gift-Aided. Any amount, however small will make a difference and help us continue to bring this fantastic, festive community event to Helensburgh for more years to come! Thank you![/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html css=”.vc_custom_1567443523692{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”2432″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” title=”Press Release”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1602157737434{margin-top: 10px !important;margin-bottom: 10px !important;padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”]

THE Helensburgh Winter Festival Penguin is doing a little happy dance this week … he WILL be able to come out to play this year after all – we’re going VIRTUAL! This week the organisers are happy to announce that the Festival weekend, Sat 28th & Sun 29th November, will be filled with an online extravaganza of entertainment and a Christmas market…

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Helensburgh Round Table’s Santa Dash 2019!

Photos coming to the gallery soon![/vc_column_text][vc_media_grid element_width=”12″ initial_loading_animation=”none” grid_id=”vc_gid:1604767943859-4984bc15-e465-3″ include=”2135″][vc_media_grid element_width=”6″ initial_loading_animation=”none” grid_id=”vc_gid:1604767943862-c532b803-73ed-7″ include=”2136,2137″][vc_column_text]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1510929684593{margin-top: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner][vc_cta h2=”Winter Festival Highlights” txt_align=”center”]The Highlights from our 2019 Winter Festival…

[/vc_cta][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” ova_container=”0″ css=”.vc_custom_1571825219766{padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1541632441854{background-color: #5e95c9 !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Fabulous Traditional Carousel!” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1571825424517{padding-top: 100px !important;padding-right: 35px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1571846094014{margin-bottom: 100px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 35px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;}”]Back by popular demand – our beautiful Traditional Carousel will be in the Square all weekend…[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”150px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1571847984636{padding-top: 100px !important;padding-bottom: 100px !important;background-image: url(https://www.helensburghwinterfestival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Carousel.jpg?id=2000) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”bottom” ova_container=”0″][vc_column width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1510770465612{background-color: #003882 !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Entertainment” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1571846175659{padding-top: 200px !important;padding-right: 35px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1571846164000{margin-bottom: 15px !important;padding-right: 35px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;}”]Our 2019 Entertainment Lineup is coming together nicely, with a packed weekend of acts to suit all ages and tastes!
We are delighted to announce that our own local celebrity, Roo Irvine, of BBC Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip, will be opening our Festival this year and performing on Sat 30th Nov. We will be updating our Entertainment page very soon with the full lineup so keep checking back so don’t miss anything!
[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”150px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1571845002263{background-image: url(https://www.helensburghwinterfestival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Home_Entertainment_RooIrvine.jpg?id=1988) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1571846513541{background-color: #5e95c9 !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Santa’s Grotto” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1571846531532{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-right: 35px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1571846195891{margin-bottom: 15px !important;padding-right: 35px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;}”]Nothing says Christmas quite like a visit to Santa’s Grotto…Santa & his Elves will be back in Helensburgh Parish Church Halls in the reading room on Saturday 30th from 10am til 4pm & Sunday 1st Dec from 12pm til 4pm courtesy of the Helensburgh & Garelochside Rotary[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”260px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1571846478552{background-image: url(https://www.helensburghwinterfestival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Home_SantasGrotto.jpg?id=1995) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”bottom” ova_container=”0″][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1571824913285{background-image: url(https://www.helensburghwinterfestival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/WhatsOn_SantaDash_5.jpg?id=1062) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1510770484096{background-color: #003882 !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Santa Dash” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1571824778041{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-right: 35px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1571830325710{margin-bottom: 15px !important;padding-right: 35px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;}”]One of the highlights of the Winter Festival is our Annual Santa Dash at 12pm on Sun 1st Dec – open to all ages and even four-legged Santas are welcome! Registration will be open soon via the Round Table’s website & the link will be posted here.

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”150px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”bottom” ova_container=”0″][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1541632472725{background-color: #5e95c9 !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Come visit our friendly reindeer!” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1510826518833{padding-top: 200px !important;padding-right: 35px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1571830470251{margin-bottom: 15px !important;padding-right: 35px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;}”]Popular annual visitors are the friendly Ayrshire Reindeer who will be chillin’ out in the square all day Saturday and Sunday…

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”150px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1541629737928{background-image: url(https://www.helensburghwinterfestival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Programme_2017_AyrshireReindeer.jpg?id=865) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1510929742470{margin-top: 20px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_masonry_media_grid style=”lazy” element_width=”6″ gap=”0″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1604767943867-92771f14-9366-10″ include=”1232,1206,1236,1223″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Check out the Photo Gallery & see if you spot anyone you know…or yourself!” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_btn title=”View the Full Gallery” shape=”round” size=”lg” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.helensburghwinterfestival.co.uk%2Fphoto-galleries%2F|||” css=”.vc_custom_1571824523709{margin-top: 10px !important;margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1476870016444{margin-top: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][eventmana_heading title=”Our Sponsors” display_slash=”false”][vc_column_text]THE Penguin Crew would like to thank everyone who helped us make our past Winter Festivals a reality. They 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…[/vc_column_text][sponsors show_nav=”false” autoplaytimeout=”1000″][item_sponsors thumbnail=”2139″ link=”https://www.facebook.com/fuseboxelectrical/” alt=”Fusebox Electrical Scotland”][item_sponsors thumbnail=”1322″ link=”https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/home” alt=”Argyll and Bute Council”][item_sponsors thumbnail=”1326″ link=”https://theoldechristmasshoppe.co.uk/” alt=”The Olde Christmas Shoppe”][item_sponsors thumbnail=”1334″ link=”http://www.the-toyshop.co.uk/” alt=”THE TOY SHOP”][item_sponsors thumbnail=”1336″ link=”https://www.grasshoppertoys.co.uk/” alt=”Grasshopper Toys”][item_sponsors thumbnail=”1324″ link=”https://llbopc.co.uk/” alt=”Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre”][item_sponsors thumbnail=”1328″ link=”https://www.portavadie.com/” alt=”Portavadie, Loch Fyne”][item_sponsors thumbnail=”1325″ link=”http://www.elliescellar.com/” alt=”Ellie’s Cellar”][item_sponsors thumbnail=”242″ alt=”JI Management”][item_sponsors thumbnail=”1323″ link=”https://www.waitrose.com/” alt=”Waitrose”][item_sponsors thumbnail=”243″ link=”http://www.letspromoteonline.co.uk/” alt=”Let’s Promote Ltd.”][item_sponsors thumbnail=”1329″ link=”https://www.rosneathcastle.co.uk/” alt=”Rosneath Castle Park”][item_sponsors thumbnail=”1331″ link=”https://www.peninsulatrikesscotland.co.uk/” alt=”Peninsula Trikes”][item_sponsors thumbnail=”1332″ link=”https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=1380″ alt=”Rotary Club of Helensburgh Garelochside”][item_sponsors thumbnail=”1333″ link=”http://scratch2shine.co.uk/” alt=”Scratch-2-Shine”][item_sponsors thumbnail=”245″ link=”http://stallhirescotland.co.uk/” alt=”Stall Hire Scotland”][item_sponsors thumbnail=”1330″ link=”https://www.intuitiveinternet.com” alt=”Intuitive Internet”][/sponsors][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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