How is Fire and Light 2018 different to last year's event?
We have developed a whole new programme of activity that will be
interspersed throughout the park from the lagoon to The Kelpies and
back again. We have also increased the length of the walk from 3k
Some of the old favourites will be back, including marshmallow
Keep an eye on our social media sites as we release sneak
previews on what to expect!
What time should we arrive?
Please arrive at the ticket gates at the Falkirk Stadium
NO MORE THAN 15 minutes before your allocated start time.
You will not be permitted access to the event before your ticketed
What does my ticket time mean?
The time on your ticket indicates your check in time at the
ticket gates; you will be permitted entry to The Helix at this
Where are my tickets?
Your tickets will be emailed or posted to you in advance of the
event with some pre event information. If you receive an E-ticket,
please print this and your car parking pass (if you have pre-booked
parking) and bring these along on the 1st & 2nd. Please display
your car parking pass on your windscreen
If you have not received your tickets 2 weeks before the event
please give us a call and we will sort this out for you. Box
Office: 01324 506850.
Where can we park?
Limited parking will be available at The Falkirk Stadium;
reservations can be made upon booking event tickets. Parking
reservations will be available on a first come first served basis
at £5 per car. The Falkirk Stadium car park will be closed
until 4:00pm; please do not arrive before this time.
If you are bringing a car and have not booked a parking space it
is your responsibility to find suitable parking. Parking in urban
clearways around The Helix Park is strictly forbidden.
A drop off area is available from 4:00pm onwards at Falkirk
Stadium. This is a drop off area only, parking in this area is
Free parking areas near the Helix park are :
- The College
- West Mains Industrial Park
- Central Retail Park
Car parks at The Helix will be closed from 3pm on the 1st and
2nd January with no access throughout the event.
I am a blue badge holder, where should I park?
When you book your tickets please let us know if you hold a blue
badge and we will allocate you a space at Falkirk Stadium. Please
remember to bring your Blue Badge with you. Box Office: 01324
Will Helix Park be closed?
A large section of the Park will be closed for the event from
2pm onwards. Both car parks at the Helix will be closed on 1st and
2nd of January.
How long will the walk be?
The walking route is approximately 4km in length. We estimate it
will take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to complete.
Are dogs allowed into the event?
Please leave all pets at home as this event will involve some
pyrotechnics and loud noises.
Is this event suitable for children?
Yes, the event will involve a walk so please come prepared for
this and the weather! The route is accessible for all and so
suitable for push chairs.
How far will we have to walk?
The walking route is approximately 4km in length which should
take 1.5 hours to complete. The route is fully accessible to
buggies and wheelchairs. Please do not use bikes to complete he
route. There are plenty of bike parks available both at The Stadium
and within The Helix.
What time does the event finish?
Walks start every 15 minutes and we estimate they will take
approximately an hour and a half or so to complete. The event
closes entirely at 10:00pm.
Will there be food available?
Yes, we have increased the number of food outlets available this
year and they will be dotted throughout the walking route. This
will include hot food and drink, illuminated novelty items,
carousel rides and marshmallow toasting. Please note cash
only will be accepted by these vendors.
There will also be hot food and drink available at The Visitor
Centre, which will remain open until 9.15pm
What should we wear?
We recommend that you wear warm and waterproof clothing as this
is an outdoor event. Ground conditions may be wet, please wear
suitable footwear. You will be outside for over 1.5 hours so
wearing layers and lots of warm clothing is advisable.
What will happen if the weather is very bad?
The event will only be cancelled if the weather in Falkirk is
perceived to be a danger to the public (e.g. extremely high
The event will not be cancelled in the
Heavy rain in Falkirk - we advise that all visitors dress
appropriately for the weather
Heavy rain in other areas of Scotland - we advise our visitors
to take note of the weather conditions on route to the event and
allow ample time for their journey.
Very Cold Weather - we advise that our visitors dress warmly and
appropriately for cold weather
The decision to cancel will be made at 11am on the day of the
event. Shortly after which we will endeavor to contact you either
by e-mail or by text and a notice will be posted on the front page
of our website and social media sites.
You should check the web site and social media from noon on 1st
January & 2nd January, particularly if extremely
high winds or storm conditions are forecast.
If the event is cancelled do I get a refund?
Yes, you will be refunded. Your payment details are not held on
file so, in the event of a refund, please wait 24 hours and then
contact us via email.
If one day of the event is cancelled unfortunately we will be
unable to accommodate additional visitors on the second day of Fire
Will there be fireworks?
Unfortunately we aren't allowed to set fireworks off at The
Helix; however we will have lots of flames to keep you
How can we get involved?
The Clootie Wish Tree
New Year is about making resolutions and wishes for what's to
come. Each year at Fire & Light we celebrate this in different
ways, and for 2018 we have provided you with a piece of ribbon to
write on and hang on our Clootie Wish Tree! Simply write your New
Year wish before you come ot the event, and place it on a branch
during the event. Then when the wind blows through the tree your
wish will be released and carried off to come true!
Don't worry if you haven't received any ribbon, there will be
more at the event.