Stirling Christmas Events and Festive Food Outings

Bring in the Christmas cheer with family-friendly activities, concerts, seasonal shopping, and festive food with Stirling City Centre. We list some must-see seasonal favourites.


Stirling Christmas Light Switch On


Switch on your Christmas spirit with a fun-filled day in Stirling with new city centre Christmas lights. Go Forth Stirling and Stirling City Council wish to make this special occasion one to remember with activities hosted throughout the city centre for all to enjoy.

Participate in the festivities by dressing as Santa’s Little Helpers and join Santa and other street performers from 1 pm-3 pm on Port Street. Continue the fun by reserving a free spot in the Christmas parade. March through city centre with Santa and the local pipe bands. 

Santa’s Grotto

Make your day magical with a visit to the North Pole in the Thistles Centre. The Grotto will open every Saturday and Sunday between 19th November and 18th December plus daily from Monday 19th – Saturday 24th December between 10am and 5pm. Register your spot on Thistles Centre’s website

Christmas Shopping Fair & Events at the Castle

Shop for Christmas gifts from local vendors within Stirling Castle’s Great Hall. Enjoy season classics of mulled wine and mince pies while you shop. This event will be hosted from 6 pm-9 pm. Purchase your tickets on the Stirling Castle website.

Stirling Castle has prepared a fantastic variety of events all throughout November and December to really get you in the spirit of Christmas.

Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook


Sing along with your favourite Christmas carols in the Albert Halls with Phill Cunningham.

Book your Phill Cunningham seats for the Albert Halls performance now.

Winter Fayre at the Cowane Centre


Visit the Cowane Centre on Cowane Street for seasonal craft activities, raffle prizes, fun selfies, face-painting, card-making & Christmas gift shopping for original artworks paintings, prints and beautiful bric-a brac. There will be baked goodies, live music, books and games.

Festive Meals in Stirling

If you are looking for a cosy place to have a festive dinner, Fletcher’s is ready to help. From November 14 th – December 24th, they have a specially curated festive menu on offer.

Explore the menu options and book your Christmas meal on Fletcher’s website.

The Golden Lion Christmas Outing

Located in the heart of city centre, The Golden Lion is ready to host your holiday happenings. Anintimate dinner or an extravagant gala, they are ready for it all.

Download the Golden Lion’s Christmas Brochure to book your perfect evening.


Join the best Scottish Restaurant of the year and enjoy their holiday menu. This specially curated menu can be viewed on Brea’s website.

City Walls

Instead of milk and cookies for Santa, opt in for Christmas pub favourites – pigs in blankets, sausage rolls, and turkey with the City Walls’ holiday menu. 

Looking for Christmas gifts ideas? Why not check our gift guide with gift inspiration from only local businesses.

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