Welcome The Festive Season At The Dumfries Winter Gaitherin’

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On December 3rd, Dumfries High Street will be welcoming the festive season into the town centre with a wintery celebration!

Produced by The Stove Network and supported by Dumfries & Galloway Council, this special community event will be warming up the town centre with a variety of family friendly activities, live music, performance, and plenty of traditional cheer.

The event kicks off from 3.00pm and runs until 7.30pm in Fountain Square, below the Midsteeple, where activities will be taking place in both outdoors and various indoor venues. There will be lots of opportunities for hands-on activity for all ages, as well as late evening shopping and evening catering options thanks to all the stores and cafes in the town centre.

Matt Baker of The Stove Network says of the event:

“We’ve had a brilliant response from businesses and groups in the town who are really getting behind the Winter Gaitherin’ as a way to launch the winter season.

We’re thrilled to be able to produce an event for the people of the town, that brings communities together in a celebratory fashion and that supports the businesses on the high street.”

Supporting the activities are many of the local shops, businesses, and cafes, who will be extending their usual trading hours, offering locals and visitors to the town a spot of late-night retail therapy, or a tasty supper while they enjoy the festivities.

Chair of Nithsdale Area Committee, Cllr Jim Dempster said:

“This event, alongside others taking place across Nithsdale will really bring communities together to start the festive countdown. Promoting festive events is a key priority for Nithsdale Area Committee and I’m sure this one on Friday 3 December will draw in the crowds.”

Vice Chair of Nithsdale Area Committee, Cllr Tracey Little commented:

“As Provost of Dumfries, I am delighted to see such a diverse and fantastic event planned for Friday 3 December. The area around the fountain will be full of activities for people of all ages to take part in. I’ll be along myself and I’m looking forward to seeing many of you out in force to kick off the festive period here in Dumfries.”

An announcing of the full programme of activities will be coming very soon, so check out the Stove’s website to find out more:


Dumfries Winter Gaitherin’ is produced by The Stove Network with support from Dumfries and Galloway Council.

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